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23 January 1965 Kensington Sports Field

 23 January 1965   Kensington Sports Field

The Governor, Sir Edric Bastyan, officially opened the £50 000 Olympic Sports Field at Kensington on 23 January 1965. There was march past of nearly 400 athletes from 17 clubs around the state. A crowd of 8000 then saw a first-class athletics program which featured twelve members of the 1964 Olympic team at Tokyo and South Australia's top athletes. South Australian Olympian, Dianne Bowering won the 100 and 300 metre run. Sir Edric and Premier Tom Playford ran a 30 yard challenge race in which the Premier just pipped the Governor.

At the time the Field was considered to be the finest athletics arena in Australia.

Advertiser ,23, 25 January 1965

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