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50th Anniversary 1956 Olympics : 14-November-2011
50th Anniversary 1956 Olympics : 14-November-2011

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A plaque commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the 1956 Olympics.

The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne in 1956, with the exception of the equestrian events, which could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations.

The 1956 Games were the first to be staged in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as the first to be held outside Europe and North America.



Address:Brunton Avenue, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.82007
Long: 144.983439
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 22nd November, 2006
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This plaque commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1956 Olympic Games was unveiled by R. Kevan Gosper AO member, International Olympic Committee in the presence of John D. Coates AC President, Australian Olympic Committee  David C. Jones AO OBE President, Melbourne Cricket Club and John M. R. Wylie Chairman, Melbourne Cricket Ground 

November 22, 2006

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