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The 1956 Simmer Olympics, offeecially kent as the Gemmes o the XVI Olympiad, war an internaitional multi-sport event which wis held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australie, in 1956, apairt frae the equestrian events, which war held five months earlier in Stockholm.

Gemmes o the XVI Olympiad
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Host ceety Melbourne, Australie
Naitions pairteecipatin 72
Athletes pairteecipatin 3,314
(2,938 men, 376 weemen)
Events 151 in 17 sports
Appenin ceremony 22 November
Closin ceremony 8 December
Offeecially appened bi The Duke o Edinburgh
Athlete's Oath John Landy
Olympic Torch Ron Clarke
Stadium Melbourne Cricket Ground