1 9 5 6
One hundred forty-five
Sets of Olympic medals
were at stake in 1956
Australia
Country
Melbourne
City
3155
Athletes
364
2791
Olympic Medals
1896 – 2016
all
Olympic Medals
67
Participating
Countries
SYMBOL OF UNITY

Prior to 1956, the athletes in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies marched in alphabetical order by National Olympic Committees. However, in Melbourne, following a suggestion by a young Australian named John Ian Wing, the athletes entered the stadium together during the Closing Ceremony as a symbol of global unity.

Where do
the olympic medals go?
Table

Table

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Total
  • 37 29 32 98
    01 Russia Russia
  • 32 25 17 74
    02 USA USA
  • 13 8 14 35
    03 Australia Australia
  • 9 10 7 26
    04 Hungary Hungary
  • 6 13 7 26
    04 Germany Germany
  • 8 8 9 25
    05 Italy Italy
  • 6 7 11 24
    06 Great Britain Great Britain
  • 8 5 6 19
    07 Sweden Sweden
  • 4 10 5 19
    07 Japan Japan
  • 3 1 11 15
    08 Finland Finland
  • 4 4 6 14
    09 France France
  • 5 3 5 13
    10 Romania Romania
  • 1 4 4 9
    11 Poland Poland
  • 3 2 2 7
    12 Turkey Turkey
  • 2 1 3 6
    13 Canada Canada
  • 1 4 1 6
    13 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
  • 2 2 1 5
    14 Iran Iran
  • 1 3 1 5
    14 Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • 1 1 3 5
    14 Ireland Ireland
  • 1 2 1 4
    15 Denmark Denmark
  • 0 2 2 4
    15 Chile Chile
  • 0 0 4 4
    15 South Africa South Africa
  • 1 0 2 3
    16 Norway Norway
  • 0 3 0 3
    16 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
  • 2 0 0 2
    17 New Zealand New Zealand
  • 1 0 1 2
    17 Mexico Mexico
  • 0 2 0 2
    17 Belgium Belgium
  • 0 1 1 2
    17 Argentina Argentina
  • 0 1 1 2
    17 South Korea South Korea
  • 0 0 2 2
    17 Austria Austria
  • 0 0 2 2
    17 The Bahamas The Bahamas
  • 1 0 0 1
    18 Brazil Brazil
  • 1 0 0 1
    18 India India
  • 0 1 0 1
    18 Iceland Iceland
  • 0 1 0 1
    18 Pakistan Pakistan
  • 0 0 1 1
    18 Greece Greece
  • 0 0 1 1
    18 Switzerland Switzerland
  • 0 0 1 1
    18 Uruguay Uruguay
  • 0 0 0 0
    19  Cuba Cuba
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Burma Burma
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Colombia Colombia
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Indonesia Indonesia
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Jamaica Jamaica
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Kenya Kenya
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Malaya Malaya
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Nigeria Nigeria
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Philippines Philippines
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Portugal Portugal
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Singapore Singapore
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Spain Spain
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Taiwan Taiwan
  • 0 0 0 0
    19 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
map
145 Sets of Olympic medals
were at stake in 1956
25-30 medals
15-24 medals
10-14 medals
6-9 medals
3-5 medals
1-2 medals

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  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Total