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1960 Summer Olympics

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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 had to decline and pass the honours to London. This time, the city beat out Lausanne, Detroit, Budapest, Brussels, Mexico City and Tokyo for the rights to the Games.

Games of the XVII Olympiad
Nations participating83
Athletes participating5,348 (4,738 men, 610 women)
Events150 in 17 sports
Opening ceremoniesAugust 25, 1960
Closing ceremoniesSeptember 11, 1960
Officially opened byGiovanni Gronchi
Athlete's OathAdolfo Consolini
Judge's Oath:-
Olympic TorchGiancarlo Peris
StadiumStadio Olimpico
Contents

Highlights

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Medal count

Top medal-collecting nations:
(for the full table, see 1960 Summer Olympics medal count)

(Host nation in bold.)

1960 Summer Olympics medal count
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1Missing image
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USSR
432931103
2 United States of America 34211671
3Missing image
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Italy
13101336
4Missing image
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United Team of Germany
12191142
5 Australia 88622
6 Turkey 7209
7 Hungary 68721
8Missing image
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Japan
47718
9 Poland 461121
10 Czechoslovakia 3238

See also

External links


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¹Not currently recognised as official by the IOC.     ²Cancelled due to war.
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