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The 1960 Summer Olympics (officially the Games of the XVII Olympiad and also known as Rome 1960) were an international multi-sport event held between 25 August and 11 September 1960 in Rome, Italy. This marked the second time Italy hosted the Olympics after the 1956 Winter Game, as well as the first time it hosted the Summer Olympics. Italy would later host the 2006 and 2026 Winter Games.

Host City Selection[]

Voting results for the 1960 Summer Olympic Games
City Country Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Rome Italy 15 26 35
Lausanne Switzerland 14 21 24
Detroit United States 6 11
Budapest Hungary 8 1
Brussels Belgium 6
Mexico City Mexico 6
Tokyo Japan 4

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Rome had a rather strange logo for their Olympics. It depicts a female roman wolf, nursing the two young two brothers Remus and Romulus, who were said to have founded the city of Rome. Underneath them is '1960' spelled out in Roman numerals.

Historic Moments[]

  • British West Indies, Republic of China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Morocco, and Singapore make their Olympic debuts.
  • The Rome Olympics were the first Games shown on television.

Medal table[]

Rank Country Gold.png Silver.png Bronze.png Total
1 Soviet Union 43 29 31 103
2 United States 34 21 16 71
3 Italy 13 10 13 36
4 Germany 12 19 11 42
5 Australia 8 8 6 22
6 Turkey 7 2 0 9
7 Hungary 6 8 7 21
8 Japan 4 7 7 18
9 Poland 4 6 11 21
10 Czechoslovakia 3 2 3 8
11 Romania 3 1 6 10
12 Great Britain 2 6 12 20
13 Denmark 2 3 1 6
14 New Zealand 2 0 1 3
15 Bulgaria 1 3 3 7
16 Sweden 1 2 3 6
17 Finland 1 1 3 5
18 Austria 1 1 0 2
18 Yugoslavia 1 1 0 2
20 Pakistan 1 0 1 2
21 Ethiopia 1 0 0 1
21 Greece 1 0 0 1
21 Norway 1 0 0 1
24 Switzerland 0 3 3 6
25 France 0 2 3 5
26 Belgium 0 2 2 4
27 Iran 0 1 3 4
28 Netherlands 0 1 2 3
28 South Africa 0 1 2 3
30 Argentina 0 1 1 2
30 Egypt 0 1 1 2
32 Canada 0 1 0 1
32 Chinese Taipei 0 1 0 1
32 Ghana 0 1 0 1
32 India 0 1 0 1
32 Morocco 0 1 0 1
32 Portugal 0 1 0 1
32 Singapore 0 1 0 1
39 Brazil 0 0 2 2
39 Jamaica 0 0 2 2
41 Barbados 0 0 1 1
41 Iraq 0 0 1 1
41 Mexico 0 0 1 1
41 Spain 0 0 1 1
41 Venezuela 0 0 1 1

Image Gallery[]

See Also[]

  • Logos - A collection of logos featuring this event.
  • Mascots - The official mascots of this Olympics'.
  • Torch - Information about this Olympics' torch.
Preceded by
Squaw Valley 1960
Olympics
1960
Succeeded by
Innsbruck 1964
Preceded by
Melbourne 1956
Summer Olympics
1960
Succeeded by
Tokyo 1964
Olympic Games
Summer Olympic Games
Athens 1896Paris 1900St. Louis 1904Athens 1906 (Intercalated Games)London 1908Stockholm 1912Berlin 1916Antwerp 1920Paris 1924Amsterdam 1928Los Angeles 1932Berlin 1936London 1948Helsinki 1952Melbourne 1956Rome 1960Tokyo 1964Mexico City 1968Munich 1972Montreal 1976Moscow 1980Los Angeles 1984Seoul 1988Barcelona 1992Atlanta 1996Sydney 2000Athens 2004Beijing 2008London 2012Rio de Janeiro 2016Tokyo 2020Paris 2024Los Angeles 2028Brisbane 2032
Winter Olympic Games
Chamonix 1924St. Moritz 1928Lake Placid 1932Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936St. Moritz 1948Oslo 1952Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956Squaw Valley 1960Innsbruck 1964Grenoble 1968Sapporo 1972Innsbruck 1976Lake Placid 1980Sarajevo 1984Calgary 1988Albertville 1992Lillehammer 1994Nagano 1998Salt Lake City 2002Torino 2006Vancouver 2010Sochi 2014Pyeongchang 2018Beijing 2022Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo 2026
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