Sports at the 1956 Olympic Games

The 1956 Olympic games were held in Melbourne, Australia. There were 17 sports on the program, the same as the previous two Olympics.

List of sports for the 1956 Olympics

  1. Aquatics (Swimming, Diving and Water Polo)
  2. Athletics
  3. Basketball
  4. Boxing
  5. Canoeing
  6. Cycling (Road & Track)
  7. Equestrian
  8. Fencing
  9. Field Hockey
  10. Football
  11. Gymnastics (Artistic)
  12. Modern Pentathlon
  13. Rowing
  14. Sailing
  15. Shooting
  16. Weight Lifting
  17. Wrestling (Greco-Roman and Freestyle)

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