The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVI Olympiad Melbourne 1956

Organising Committee for the Olympic Games in Melbourne in 1956

Melbourne : Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVI Olympiad, cop. 1958

Official Report of the Games of the XVI Olympiad in Melbourne in 1956

Having the equestrian events in Stockholm rather than Melbourne naturally had an impact on the official report. Indeed, the organisers of the equestrian Games in Stockholm decided to publish their own official report. There are thus two official reports, “The official report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVI Olympiad Melbourne 1956”, published in 1958, and “The Official... More

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    Having the equestrian events in Stockholm rather than Melbourne naturally had an impact on the official report. Indeed, the organisers of the equestrian Games in Stockholm decided to publish their own official report. There are thus two official reports, “The official report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVI Olympiad Melbourne 1956”, published in 1958, and “The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Equestrian Games of the XVIth Olympiad”, published in 1959. The first is only in English; the second is in both English and Swedish. Part I: Organization, administration and organizational chart ; Finance ; Invitations to the Games ; Provision of sporting arenas ; Technical ; Identity cards ; Seating reservations at stadia ; Box office ; Housing and catering.- Part II: Press and publicity ; Film and television ; Communications and broadcasting ; Transport ; Reception ; Medical services ; Fine arts ; Olympic civic committee ; IOC meeting in Melbourne ; Torch relay ; Opening ceremony ; Arena managers ; Analysis of competitors. - Part III: Athletics ; Basketball ; Boxing ; Canoeing.- Part IV: Cycling ; Fencing ; Football ; Gymnastics ; Hockey ; Modern Pentathlon ; Rowing.- Part V: Shooting ; Swimming ; Weightlifting ; Wrestling ; Yachting ; Demonstrations.- Part VI: Closing ceremony ; Index of competitors ; Donation