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
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 ..
Games of the XVI Olympiad | MelbourneGames of the XVI Olympiad | Melbourne


View Event: Games Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Games Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne
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 games. 104,700 ..
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Melbourne Cricket Ground


View Event: Melbourne Olympic 1956 Trivia
Melbourne Olympic 1956 Trivia
Melbourne
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 existence that the unit ..
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View Event: Melbourne Olympic Games 2024 | Bid
Melbourne Olympic Games 2024 | Bid
Melbourne
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 contacted us to retweet ..
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View Event: Melbourne Olympics, 1956
Melbourne Olympics, 1956
Melbourne Olympics, 1956 Melbourne
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 Cricket Ground and in term ..
Melbourne Olympics, 1956 Melbourne Olympics, 1956
Melbourne Olympics, 1956


View Event: Olympic Games Melbourne | State Library of Victoria
Olympic Games Melbourne | State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston Street Melbourne
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 Australia as a natio ..
Olympic Games Melbourne | State Library of Victoria+61 3 8664 7000Olympic Games Melbourne | State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston Street


View Event: Olympic Games | Rio 2016
Olympic Games | Rio 2016
Melbourne
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 Australian time). .. Olympic Games | Rio 2016


View Event: Olympic Village | Heidelberg
Olympic Village | Heidelberg
Heidelberg West
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 athletes competing in th ..
Olympic Village | HeidelbergOlympic Village | Heidelberg







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