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Games of the XVII Olympiad

Host city Rome, Italy
Nations participating 83
Athletes participating 5,348
(4,738 men, 610 women)
Events 150 in 17 sports
Opening ceremony August 25, 1960
Closing ceremony September 11, 1960
Officially opened by Giovanni Gronchi
Athlete's Oath Adolfo Consolini
Olympic Torch Giancarlo Peris
Stadium Stadio Olimpico

The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, were held in 1960 in Rome, Italy. Rome had been awarded the organisation of the 1908 Summer Olympics, but, after the 1906 eruption of Mount Vesuvius, had to decline and pass the honours to London. In 1955, the city beat out Lausanne, Detroit, Budapest, Brussels, Mexico City and Tokyo for the rights to the Games.

Contents

[edit] Highlights

[edit] Venues

  • Olympic Stadium² (Stadio Olimpico) - opening/closing ceremonies, athletics, equestrian events
  • Flaminio Stadium¹ (Stadio Flaminio) - football/soccer finals
  • Swimming Stadium¹ - swimming, diving, water polo
  • Sports Palace¹ (Palazzo dello sport) - basketball, boxing
  • Olympic Velodrome¹ - cycling, hockey
  • Small Sports Palace¹ (Palazzetto dello Sport) - basketball, weightlifting
  • Marble Stadium² (Stadio dei Marmi) - hockey preliminaries
  • Baths of Caracalla - gymnastics
  • Basilica of Maxentius - wrestling
  • Palazzo dei Congressi - fencing
  • Umberto I Shooting Range¹ - shooting
  • Roses Swimming Pool¹ (Piscina delle Rose) - water polo
  • Lake Albano, Castelgandolfo - rowing, canoeing
  • Piazza di Siena, Villa Borghese gardens - equestrian events
  • Pratoni del Vivaro, Rocca di Papa - equestrian events
  • Bay of Naples, Naples - yachting
  • Communal Stadium, Florence - football/soccer preliminaries
  • Communal Stadium, Grosseto - football/soccer preliminaries
  • Communal Stadium, L'Aquila - football/soccer preliminaries
  • Ardenza Stadium, Livorno - football/soccer preliminaries
  • Adriatico Stadium, Pescara - football/soccer preliminaries
  • Fuorigrotta Stadium, Naples - football/soccer preliminaries

¹ New facilities constructed in preparation for the Olympic Games. ² Existing facilities modified or refurbished in preparation for the Olympic Games.

[edit] Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

[edit] Participating nations

A total of 84 nations competed at the Rome Games. Morocco, San Marino, Sudan, Suriname, and Tunisia competed at the Olympic Games for the first time. Athletes from Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago would represent the new West Indies Federation, but this nation would only exist for this single Olympiad. Athletes from East Germany and West Germany would compete as the United Team of Germany from 1956-1964.

[edit] Medal count

These are the top ten nations that won medals at these Games:

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR 432931103
2 Image:Flag of the United States.svg United States 34211671
3 Image:Flag of Italy.svg Italy (host nation) 13101336
4 Image:Flag of Germany-1960-Olympics.svg United Team of Germany 12191142
5 Image:Flag of Australia.svg Australia 88622
6 Image:Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 7209
7 Image:Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 68721
8 Image:Flag of Japan (bordered).svg Japan 47718
9 Image:Flag of Poland (bordered).svg Poland 461121
10 Image:Flag of Czechoslovakia (bordered).svg Czechoslovakia 3238

[edit] See also

[edit] External links

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1960 Summer Olympics

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