Strict Aussie quarantine laws forced equestrian events for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics to be held in Stockholm | Daily Telegraph

THE joyful procession through the streets of Stockholm on a bright June day in 1956, was part of one of the most unusual episodes in the history of the modern Olympic Games. The parade, largely riders on horseback, wound its way to the Stockholm Olympic Stadium where the flame was lit, five months before the games were scheduled to begin in Melbourne.

Source: Strict Aussie quarantine laws forced equestrian events for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics to be held in Stockholm | Daily Telegraph

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I ride horses and compete in Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing or Horse Trials. I also own and run an Equestrian property to the East of Melbourne, Australia. In my spare time I run a couple of websites including http://www.horseoz.com and http://www.carinyapark.com. To afford all this I work a full time job, so the definition of spare time is usually after dark. Sleep is over rated ;-) In my Blogs I try to tell what I am doing with the horses, give some updates with regards to the equestrian events I am attending and any relevant news about horse health and performance. I also give reviews on any new products I get my hands on related to my horsey activities If yuo want to buy or sell horses or anything equestrian related try http://www.horseoz.com/forsale

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