Philippines at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Philippines (1936–1985, 1986–1998).svg
IOC codePHI
NOCPhilippine Amateur Athletic Federation
Websitewww.olympic.ph
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors39 (35 men, 4 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearerGertrudez Lozada
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Philippines competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 39 competitors, 35 men and 4 women, took part in 30 events in 7 sports.[1]

A resolution was filed at the Philippine Congress which sought a Philippine boycott of the 1956 Summer Olympics as a protest against the White Australia policy which targeted immigrants with an Asian background.[2] The country nevertheless participated at the Games.

The Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation (PAAF) named the 39 athletes and four coaches in a special luncheon meeting at the Philippine Columbian Clubhouse. Antonio de las Alas, PAAF President, headed the Philippine delegation to Melbourne.

Philippine Olympic team lineups

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 1956 Summer Olympics

  • Defeated Thailand (55-44)
  • Defeated Japan (76-61)
  • Lost to United States (53-121)
  • Lost to Uruguay (70-79)
  • Defeated France (65-58)
  • Lost to Chile (69-88)
  • Lost to Bulgaria (70-80)
  • Defeated Chile (75-58) → did not advance, 7th place

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Five sport shooters, all male, represented the Philippines in 1956.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
Trap

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1956 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Philippines at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Philippines asked to ban 'White Australia's' Olympics". Manila: The Deseret News. Associated Press. 10 May 1949. Retrieved 15 September 2016.