Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. 189 competitors, 163 men and 26 women, took part in 108 events in 17 sports.
|Great Britain at the|
1956 Summer Olympics
|NOC||British Olympic Association|
|Competitors||189 (163 men and 26 women) in 17 sports|
|Flag bearer||George Mackenzie|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
|1906 Intercalated Games|
The Melbourne Games saw an improvement on Great Britain and Northern Ireland's performance at the two preceding Games. British athletes won six gold medals (up from just one in 1952). Overall, they won twenty-four medals, finishing eighth.