Games Venue: Melbourne Cricket GroundThe 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 attended the Olympic Soccer final and the Closing Ceremony of the XVI Olympic Games on December 8. The USSR defeated Yugoslavia 1-0. A demonstration baseball match was played between an USA services team and an Australian, earlier that day.
21,236 tickets were sold for the Bronze medal match in the Olympic soccer held on December 7. Bulgaria defeated India 3-1. This was preceded by an Australian Rules football demonstration match between amateur players from the combined VFL/VFA and the VAFA.
21079 paid to watch the Olympic soccer semi finals on December 6. The USSR defeated Bulgaria 2-1 and Yugoslavia defeated India 4-1.
16626 tickets were sold for the Gold medal final in the hockey (with additional officials and athletes in attendance) on December 5. India defeated Pakistan 1-0.
The Bronze medal playoff for the Hockey was held on December 4th before a f 15617 (plus officials and athletes). Germany defeated Great Britain 3-1.
10805 tickets were sold for the semi-finals of the Olympic Hockey tournament on the MCG on December 3. India beat Germany 1-0 and Pakistan beat Great Britain 3-2
December 1, the final day of the Athletics saw a crowd of 104,400 in attendance.
101,000 attended on November 30, the seventh day of the Olympic Athletics carnival.
A crowd of 100,100 watched the sixth day of the athletics on November 29.
107,100 attended the fifth day of the Olympic Athletics Carnival on November 28.
Up to 95423 people attended the fourth day of the Athletics on November 27
103,800 attend the thirds day of the Olympic Athletics on November 26.
102800 attended the second day of the Athletics on November 24.
On November 23 up to 85001 attended the first day of the Athletics.
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