Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Town Hall, St. Kilda, Victoria
Date Started: November 28, 1956
Date Finished: November 28, 1956
The Italian team included the three men who would sweep the medals in the individual event plus the gold and silver medallists from the 1955 World Championships in their six-man team, so they were heavy favourites to retain the title they had won in Helsinki.
As expected Italy made light work of their three rivals in the final pool and defeated bronze medal winners France by the embarrassingly large margin of 15-1 in their victorious championship campaign. Hungary took silver after a close run victory over the French.
Four members of the Italian team, [Edoardo Mangiarotti], [Giuseppe Delfino], [Carlo Pavesi] and [Franco Bertinetti] also won gold in this event in 1952.