Melbourne 1956

Games Trivia

Emblem

The Melbourne 1956 emblem comprises of a drawing of Australia with a torch and the Olympic rings. There are laurel branches on each side.

International hosting

The 1956 Olympics remains the only Games in which a sport was held in a country other than the host nation. Because of Australia’s quarantine laws, the equestrian events were held in Stockholm, Sweden, in June, five months before the Opening Ceremony in Melbourne