1956 Summer Olympics
The equestrian events were not held in Australia because of quarantine regulations. These events were held five months earlier in Stockholm, Sweden, making it the second time that events of the same Olympics were held in different countries.
A total of 67 nations sent athletes to compete at the Melbourne games.
- British Guiana
- Republic of China
- United Kingdom
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- North Borneo
- Puerto Rico
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Soviet Union
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United States
Five nations competed in the horse riding events in Stockholm; however, athletes from these nations did not take part in the Games in Melbourne. The five were Cambodia, Egypt, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland.
- Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "1956 Melbourne Summer Games"; retrieved 2012-7-23.
- In the Antwerp, Belgium Olympics of 1920 one sailing event had been held in Dutch waters.
- Taking part in the games for the first time were Ethiopia, Fiji, Kenya, Liberia, Malaya, North Borneo and Uganda.
- Egypt did not compete in Melbourne because of the Suez Crisis. The Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland did not participate because they wanted to protest at the Soviet invasion of Hungary.
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