First Olympic Games in Australia 1956
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Stadium In Melbourne 1956

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Simona Pintaudi's comment, September 18, 2013 8:52 AM
For the 1956 Summer Olympics, a total of fourteen sports venues were used in Melbourne and three sports venues were used in Stockholm. The Stockholm events were done first in June due to Australia's strict quarantine laws on equestrianism while the Melbourne events took place from late November to early December.
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Olympics Melbourne 1956 (A)

The 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne, A...
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Australian Olympic Committee: 1956 Melbourne

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The Melbourne 1956 Games was the first time Australia hosted the Olympics. In many ways, it was the Games that took the Olympics to the world. It was the first Games held
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Simona Pintaudi's comment, September 4, 2013 11:56 PM
In this article, we read about the Australian team that participated in the Games. Australia’s team at the 1956 Olympics was a record-breaking crew that remains one of the greatest collections of athletic talent ever to compete under the Australian flag. With 325 athletes participating, including 46 women.
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Betty Cuthbert - 100m Sprint

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Betty Cuthbert (Number 468) coming first in 100 metre sprint. 

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BETTY CUTHBERT

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Simona Pintaudi's comment, September 4, 2013 11:30 PM
Also known as "The Golden Girl" as she won 4 Olympic gold medals for Australia, the highest number won by any Australian track and field athlete.
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During her career, she set world records for 60 metres, 100 yards, 200 metres, 220 yards and 440 yards. Cuthbert also contributed to Australian relay teams completing a win in the 4x100 metres, 4x110 yards, 4x200 metres and 4x220 yards. Cuthbert had a distinctive running style, with a high knee lift and mouth wide open.
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1956 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in 1956, apart from the equestrian events, which were held five months earlier in Stockholm, Sweden. Equestrian could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. This was the second Olympics not to be held entirely in one country, the first being the 1920 Summer Olympics. The 1956 Games were the first to be staged in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as the first to be held outside Europe and North America.

Melbourne was selected as the host city over bids from Buenos Aires, Mexico City, and six American cities on 28 April 1949, at the 43rd IOC Session in Rome, Italy.[1]

Many members of the IOC were sceptical about Melbourne as an appropriate site. Its location in the Southern Hemisphere was a major concern, since the reversal of seasons would mean the Games were held during the northern winter. This was thought likely to inconvenience athletes from the Northern Hemisphere, who were accustomed to resting during their winter.

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Simona Pintaudi's comment, September 4, 2013 11:53 PM
This article is based on a historical event in Australia, being the host of the 1956 Summer Olympics for the first time in Melbourne. In this article you will find the range of events in which the athletes took part in, and also the countries who participated. The 1956 Games were the first to be staged in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as the first to be held outside Europe and North America.