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Australian football at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Australian football was one of two demonstration sports at the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne. The rules stated that the hosts must organize both a native game and a sport foreign to the organizing country as "demonstration sports". Australian rules football was chosen as the "native" sport; and baseball, an American sport, was chosen as the "foreign" sport.
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    • History 

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    • Teams 

    • Lead-up 

    • The match 

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