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1956 Summer Olympics
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1956 Summer Olympics

The Games of the XVI Olympiad were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. Therefore, these events were held in Stockholm (Sweden) marking the first, and so far only time, that events of the same Olympics were held in different countries.

Games of the XVI Olympiad
Nations participating67
Athletes participating3,184 (2,813 men, 371 women)
Events145 in 17 sports
Opening ceremoniesNovember 22, 1956
June 10, 1956
Closing ceremoniesDecember 8, 1956
June 17, 1956
Officially opened byPrince Philip
Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden
Athlete's OathJohn Landy
Henri Saint Cyr
Judge's Oath-
Olympic TorchRon Clarke
Hans Wikne

Table of contents
1 Highlights
2 Medals awarded
3 Medal count
4 References

Highlights

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Medal count

PosCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal

References

Internal links

External links

Bibliography


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