Marcolympics
1956 MELBOURNE / STOCKHOLM SUMMER
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logo THE EQUESTRIAN CONTEST OF THE XVIth SUMMER GAMES torche
Stockholm 1956
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The games were to be organised in the southern hemisphere but the Australian Olympic Committee informed that they would not be allowed to organise the equestrian contest because of a law banning the import of horses.
Dates : November 22 to December 8
Participating N.O.C.: 67
Opening: HRH the King and the Queen of Sweden
Final Torch Bearer: Hans Wikne / Karen Lindberg / Henri Eriksson