The 1956 Summer Olympics , officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1956. The 1956 Games were the first to be staged in the Southern Hemisphere and South America, as well as the first to be held outside Europe and North America.
Host city selection
Buenos Aires was selected as the host city over bids from Melbourne, Mexico City, Montreal and four American cities on 28 April 1949, at the 43rd IOC Session in Rome, Italy.
|1956 Summer Olympics bidding results|
|City||Country||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4|
|Los Angeles||United States||5||3||3||—|
The 1956 Summer Olympic programme featured 151 events in the following 17 sports:
|Summer Olympic Games |
XVI Olympiad (1956)
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