1956 Stockholm Summer

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  For the first time, the games were to be held in the southern hemisphere, but the Australian Olympic Committee belatedly revealed that it was unable to hold the equestrian events due to a quarantine law prohibiting the importation of foreign horses. In 1953 in Mexico City, the I.O.C. decided to transfer equestrian competitions to Stockholm on an exceptional basis.

Dates: 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
Volonteers: 0
Media: 65535
Opening: The King Gustaf VI
Oath: Henri St Cyr
Number of torch bearer: 0
Last torch bearer: Hans Wikne, Karen Lindberg, Henri Eriksson