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Melbourne / Stockholm 1956

Opening Ceremony 22 Nov 1956
Closing Ceremony 08 Dec 1956
Host City Melbourne / Stockholm
Country Australia
Nations Participating 72
Athletes 3314
Events 145
Sports/Disciplines 6

Description

The Games arrive in the southern hemisphere for the first time, Melbourne won the right to host the 1956 Olympic Games by one vote over Buenos Aires. Australian quarantine laws were too severe to allow the entry of foreign horses, so the equestrian events were held separately in Stockholm in June.

ASIAN MEDAL STANDINGS

Country Total Rank By Total
Japan 4 10 3 17 1
Islamic Republic of Iran 2 2 1 5 2
Republic of Korea 0 1 1 2 3
India 1 0 0 1 4
Pakistan 0 1 0 1 4