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1956 Summer Olympics medal table

This is the full table of the medal table of the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events). These rankings sort by the number of gold medals earned by a country. The number of silvers is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically. This follows the system used by the IOC, IAAF and BBC.

The Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland (Soviet invasion of Hungary), Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon (Suez Crisis) and the People's Republic of China (participation of Taiwan) boycotted the games, but some of them took part in the equestrian events in Stockholm.

  *   Host nation (Australia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union (URS)37293298
2 United States (USA)32251774
3 Australia (AUS)*1381435
4 Hungary (HUN)910726
5 Italy (ITA)88925
6 Sweden (SWE)*85619
7 United Team of Germany (EUA)613726
8 Great Britain (GBR)671124
9 Romania (ROU)53513
10 Japan (JPN)410519
11 France (FRA)44614
12 Turkey (TUR)3227
13 Finland (FIN)311115
14 Iran (IRI)2215
15 Canada (CAN)2136
16 New Zealand (NZL)2002
17 Poland (POL)1449
18 Czechoslovakia (TCH)1416
19 Bulgaria (BUL)1315
20 Denmark (DEN)1214
21 Ireland (IRL)1135
22 Norway (NOR)1023
23 Mexico (MEX)1012
24 Brazil (BRA)1001
 India (IND)1001
26 Yugoslavia (YUG)0303
27 Chile (CHI)0224
28 Belgium (BEL)0202
29 Argentina (ARG)0112
 South Korea (KOR)0112
31 Iceland (ISL)0101
 Pakistan (PAK)0101
33 South Africa (RSA)0044
34 Austria (AUT)0022
35 Bahamas (BAH)0011
 Greece (GRE)0011
 Switzerland (SUI)0011
 Uruguay (URU)0011
Totals (38 nations)153153163469

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