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1964 Summer Olympics

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The Games of the XVIII Olympiad were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. Detroit, Vienna and Brussels also made a bid for these Games. Tokyo had already been awarded with the organisation of the 1940 Summer Olympics, but this honour had been passed to Helsinki because of Japan's involvement in China. The 1940 Olympics were eventually cancelled because of the outbreak of World War II. This marked the first time the Olympics were held in Asia.

The games were telecast to the United States using Syncom 3, the first geostationary communication satellite. It was the first television programme to cross the Pacific ocean.

Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Nations participating93
Athletes participating5,140 (4,457 men, 683 women)
Events163 in 19 sports
Opening ceremoniesOctober 10, 1964
Closing ceremoniesOctober 24, 1964
Officially opened byHirohito of Japan
Athlete's OathTakashi Ono
Judge's Oath:-
Olympic TorchYoshinori Sakai
StadiumNational Olympic Stadium
Contents

Highlights

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Medal count

Top medal-collecting nations:
(for the full table, see 1964 Summer Olympics medal count)

(Host nation in bold.)

1964 Summer Olympics medal count
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States of America 36262890
2Missing image
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USSR
30313596
3Missing image
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Japan
165829
4Missing image
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United Team of Germany
10221850
5Template:ITA 1010727
6 Hungary 107522
7 Poland 761023
8 Australia 621018
9 Czechoslovakia 56314
10 Great Britain 412218

Legacy

The Olympic Gymnasium, designed by architect Kenzo Tange, still stands in Tokyo.

See also

External links


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