Olympic Games | Melbourne 1956


The XVI Olympic Games were held in Melbourne Australia over sixteen days from 22 November until 8 December 1956.



View Event: Games of the XVI Olympiad | Melbourne
Games of the XVI Olympiad | Melbourne
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 eq .. | Read more..

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View Event: Games Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Games Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) was the main arena for the Olympic Games and 107,700 attended the opening ceremony on November 22, 1956. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh opened the .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne Olympic 1956 Trivia
Melbourne Olympic 1956 Trivia
The 1956 Melbourne Olympics was the first time that the Olympic Games were held in Oceania. Equestrian sports in Stockholm This is the only time in the Games' hundred year exi .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne Olympic Games 2024 | Bid
Melbourne Olympic Games 2024 | Bid
WOW! Did you know we* are making a bid for the 2024 Olympic Games? In January 2013, Melbourne 2024 Bid (Melb2024) the unnoficial Melbourne 2024 Olympics bid twitter account con .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne Olympics, 1956
Melbourne Olympics, 1956
Conducted against the backdrop of the Suez crisis and the Hungarian Revolution, the Melbourne Olympics began in October 1956. The Games were centred around the Melbourne Cricke .. | Read more..

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View Event: Olympic Games Melbourne | State Library of Victoria
Olympic Games Melbourne | State Library of Victoria
The State Library of Victoria's 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games exhibition site explores the history of Australia's first experience hosting an Olympic Games and the impact it had on .. | Read more..

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Olympic Games | Rio 2016
Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Rio 2016) from 5 to 21 August 2016. The 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil opened with a spectacular opening ceremony on Friday 5 August 2016 (Saturday A .. | Read more..

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View Event: Olympic Village Melbourne
Olympic Village Melbourne
The Olympic Village was built in Heidelberg West as accommodation for the 1956 Olympic Games held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The Olympic Village was built to house athl .. | Read more..

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