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Australia at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Australia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Australia
IOC code  AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 294 (250 men, 44 women)
Flag bearer Mervyn Wood (rower)
Rank: 3
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
* with New Zealand as Australasia
Winter Games
Intercalated Games

Australia was the host nation for the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. However, due to Australian quarantine restrictions the equestrian events were held in Stockholm, Sweden. 294 competitors, 250 men and 44 women, took part in 140 events in 18 sports.[1]


  • Medalists 1
    • Gold 1.1
    • Silver 1.2
    • Bronze 1.3
  • Athletics 2
  • Basketball 3
  • Boxing 4
  • Canoeing 5
  • Cycling 6
  • Diving 7
  • Fencing 8
  • Football 9
  • Gymnastics 10
  • Hockey 11
  • Modern pentathlon 12
  • Rowing 13
  • Sailing 14
  • Shooting 15
  • Swimming 16
  • Water polo 17
  • Weightlifting 18
  • Wrestling 19
  • References 20



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