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22/11/1956 The XVI Summer Olympic Games open in Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne 1956 | Opening Ceremony

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Olympic Games, Melbourne, Australia, 1956

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Betty Cuthbert - 1956 Melbourne Olympics

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Relay 100m Final Melbourne 1956 Olympics Colour Footage

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lt 1500m olympic final 1956

The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with the exception of the equestrian events, which were held in Stockholm, Sweden, in June 1956. These Games were the first to be staged in the Southern Hemisphere and Oceania, as well as the first to be held outside Europe and North America. Melbourne is the most southerly city ever to host the Olympics.
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