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1956 Summer Olympic Games

 

Melbourne, Australia & Stockholm, Sweden

The 13th Games, the first to be held south of the equator, involved 67 nations and 3184 competitors (2813 men and 371 women). Due to Australia's quarantine laws, the equestrian events were held in Stockholm with 29 nations fielding 158 participants (145 men and 13 women).

Medal Table

 

 
NATION
GOLD
SILVER
BRONZE
TOTAL
1
SOVIET UNION
37
29
32
 88
2
UNITED STATES
32
25
17
 74
3
AUSTRALIA
 13
8
14
35
4
HUNGARY
 9
10
7
26
5
ITALY
8
 8
9
25
6
SWEDEN
8
5
6
19
7
GERMANY
6
13
7
26
8
GREAT BRITAIN
6
7
11
24
9
ROMANIA
5
3
5
13
10
JAPAN
4
10
5
19
11
FRANCE
4
4
6
14
12
TURKEY
3
2
2
7
13
FINLAND
3
1
11
15
14
IRAN
2
2
1
5
15
CANADA
2
1
3
6
16
NEW ZEALAND
2
-
-
2
17
POLAND
1
4
4
9
18
CZECHOSLOVAKIA
1
4
1
6
19
BULGARIA
1
3
1
5
20
DENMARK
1
2
1
4
21
IRELAND
1
1
3
5
22
NORWAY
1
-
2
3
23
MEXICO
1
-
1
2
24=
BRAZIL
1
-
-
1
24=
INDIA
1
-
-
1
26
YUGOSLAVIA
-
3
-
3
27
CHILE
-
2
2
4
28
BELGIUM
-
2
-
2
29=
ARGENTINA
-
1
1
2
29=
KOREA
-
1
1
2
31=
ICELAND
-
1
-
1
31=
PAKISTAN
-
1
-
1
33
SOUTH AFRICA
-
-
4
4
34
AUSTRIA
-
-
2
2
35=
BAHAMAS
-
-
1
1
35=
GREECE
-
-
1
1
35=
SWITZERLAND
-
-
1
1
35=
URUGUAY
-
-
1
1
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