1956 Summer Olympics medals
Most gold medals Soviet Union (37)
Most total medals Soviet Union (98)
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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)

1 Soviet Union37293298
2 United States32251774
3 Australia*1381435
4 Hungary910726
5 Italy88925
6 Sweden*85619
7 United Team of Germany613726
8 Great Britain671124
9 Romania53513
10 Japan410519
11 France44614
12 Turkey3227
13 Finland311115
14 Iran2215
15 Canada2136
16 New Zealand2002
17 Poland1449
18 Czechoslovakia1416
19 Bulgaria1315
20 Denmark1214
21 Ireland1135
22 Norway1023
23 Mexico1012
24 Brazil1001
26 Yugoslavia0303
27 Chile0224
28 Belgium0202
29 Argentina0112
 South Korea0112
31 Iceland0101
33 South Africa0044
34 Austria0022
35 Bahamas0011
Totals (38 entries)153153163469

An additional bronze medal not included in the above Wikipedia table was presented to John Ian Wing, an Australian resident, for advocating that the closing ceremony have athletes march as one nation.[1]


  1. ^ Chappell, Bill (8 August 2021). "Why the Olympic Athletes Don't March Behind Their Own Flag at the Closing Ceremony". NPR.