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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.

 

Location

Address:Brunton Avenue, Melbourne Cricket Ground, East Melbourne, 3002
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.82007
Long: 144.983439
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 22nd November, 2006
Front Inscription

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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