Marcolympics
1956 MELBOURNE SUMMER
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Melbourne was chosen first of all, to honor a country who had been an active participant since 1896 and also to please the countries of the southern hemisphere who had been so far away from the different locations and also because of the season difference so the games took place during southern hemisphere summer.
Dates : November 22 to December 8
Participating N.O.C.: 67
Number of Sports: 17
Number of Events: 151
Number of Athletes: 3184
Men's : 2813
Women's : 371
Opening: HRH the Duke of Edinburgh
Oath : John Landy
Number of torch bearer: 3 608
Final Torch Bearer: Ron Clarke
Candidates cities: Buenos Aires (ARG), Los Angeles (USA), Detroit (USA), Mexico (MEX), Chicago (USAa), Minneapolis (USA), Philadelphie (USA) et San Francisco (USA)
The table of the medals alphabetically of the countries