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Prior to the 1956 Melbourne Olympics - the first to be held in Australia and the first in the Southern Hemisphere - during the closing ceremony, the athletes marched by nation, just as they did in the Opening Ceremony. In Melbourne, the athletes cam into the stadium together during the closing ceremony. This was to symbolise world unity. (Incidentally, the suggestion to change was made by a young Australian named John Ian Wing.)

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