The 8 Forgotten Olympic Games

2.6.2014

By Kevin Okeeffe

Not every Olympic Games is a Sochi-level noisemaker; some have been lost to history's memory.

1956 Summer Olympic Games: Melbourne, Australia (and Stockholm)

These Summer Games were hosted down under  except for those competing in equestrian events. Thanks to regulations from the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service that would have required horses to be quarantined, equine competitions had to be held in Sweden's capital instead. The bizarre and not-since-repeated split makes this Games a bit more obscure.

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