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1956 Stockholm Summer

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  THE XVIth SUMMER EQUESTRIAN GAMES Torche
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accueil For the first time the games must be held in the southern hemisphere, but the Australian Olympic Committee belatedly disclosed its impossibility to organize the equestrian events because of a quarantine law prohibiting the importation of foreign horses.
In 1953 in Mexico City the IOC, decided to transfer the equestrian competitions in Stockholm.

DatesUS : June 10 - 17, 1956
N.O.C. participants: 29
Number of sports: 1
Number of contests: 6
Number of athletes: 158
Men : 145
Women : 13
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Opening : The King Gustaf VI
Oath : Henri St Cyr
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Last light bearer : Hans Wikne, Karen Lindberg, Henri Eriksson
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