Ronnie Delany winning the 1,500 metres gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. Photograph: IOC/Allsport

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Ronnie Delany, the Irish Olympian who won the 1,500 metres gold medal in Melbourne in 1956. He is the ambassador for Friends of the Elderly, having taken over from the late Maeve Binchy. Photograph: Eric Luke

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