Bob Joyce ran the 110m hurdle event at the 1956 Olympic Games. He was able to relive some of that experience through the Imagine Fund. Mercy Health Foundation General Manager, Ms Julie Owens, said it was a wonderful sight to see Bob beaming and proudly holding court before media on the hallowed turf.
“The Imagine Fund is an opportunity to revive a special memory in an aged care resident’s life and Bob’s story is obviously topical, revealing and exciting,” she said.
The MCG was also delighted to host Bob and used both its major scoreboards to generate signage which said: “Welcome James ‘Bob’ Joyce. 1956 Olympian, 110m hurdles”.
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