1956 Summer Olympics | participating national olympic committees

Participating National Olympic Committees

Participating countries, those making their début are shown in blue.
Number of athletes per country

A total of 67 nations competed in Melbourne. Cambodia (that competed only in the equestrian events in Stockholm), Ethiopia, Fiji, Kenya, Liberia, Federation of Malaya, North Borneo (modern-day Sabah of Malaysia), and Uganda made their Olympic debut. Athletes from East Germany and West Germany competed together as the United Team of Germany, an arrangement that would last until 1968.

For the first time the team of Republic of China effectively represented only Taiwan.

Egypt did not compete in Melbourne due to the Suez Crisis, whilst Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland all boycotted the Australian event in protest at the Soviet invasion of Hungary.[9]

Participating National Olympic Committees


Five nations competed in the equestrian events in Stockholm, but did not attend the Games in Melbourne:

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Аҧсшәа: Мельбурн 1956
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Летнія Алімпійскія гульні 1956 году
Bahasa Indonesia: Olimpiade Musim Panas 1956
Кыргызча: Мельбурн 1956
Nāhuatl: Melbourne 1956
norsk nynorsk: Sommar-OL 1956
Simple English: 1956 Summer Olympics
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Olimpijada 1956