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Repubblica Italiana
(Italian Republic)

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National Flag
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Location on Map
IOC Code ITA
Years Hosted Olympics 1956 Winter, 1960 Summer, 2006 Winter
Years Attended Olympics Summer: 1896-1900, 1908-2012
Winter: all
Medals 2008 Summer 8 gold, 9 silver, 10 bronze
Medals 2010 Winter 1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze
Total Olympic Medals
Gold medal iconGold Silver medal iconSilver Bronze medal iconBronze
228 189 211
National Olympic Committee
Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano

Italy has competed at most of the modern Olympic Games, missing only the 1904 Summer Olympics.

Italy has hosted the Games on three occasions:

Italian athletes have won 522 medals at the Summer Olympic Games and another 106 medals at the Winter Olympic Games. Italy has won a total of 228 gold medals which makes them the 4th most successful country in Olympic history, behind the United States, Soviet Union and Germany, and the 6th country with most medals (628, after the previous three, UK and France).

The Italian National Olympic Committee was created in 1908 and recognized in 1913. The Italian Olympic Team has also competed in the Mediterranean Games, where they have won a total of 1,786 medals, which is the most in the games.

Medal tables

File:Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg
Flag used from 1896 to 1946
See also: All-time Olympic Games medal count

Italy has finished in the top 5 of the medal count 11 times in the Summer Olympic Games and 3 times in the Winter Olympic Games. In total Italy has finished in the top 5 of the medal count 14 times. Italy has also finished in the top 10 of the medal count 20 times in the Summer Olympic Games and 13 times in the Winter Olympic Games. In total Italy has finished in the top 10 of the medal count 33 times.

According to the official count of the International Olympic Committee, Italy has won 522 medals and Summer Olympics.[1]

Medals by Summer Games

     Host nation

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 0 0 0 0
1900 Paris 3 2 0 5
1904 St. Louis did not participate
1908 London 2 2 0 4
1912 Stockholm 3 1 2 6
1920 Antwerp 13 5 5 23
1924 Paris 8 3 5 16
1928 Amsterdam 7 5 7 19
1932 Los Angeles 12 12 12 36
1936 Berlin 8 9 5 22
1948 London 8 11 8 27
1952 Helsinki 8 9 4 21
1956 Melbourne [2] 8 8 9 25
1960 Rome 13 10 13 36
1964 Tokyo 10 10 7 27
1968 Mexico City 3 4 9 16
1972 Munich 5 3 10 18
1976 Montreal 2 7 4 13
1980 Moscow 8 3 4 15
1984 Los Angeles 14 6 12 32
1988 Seoul 6 4 4 14
1992 Barcelona 6 5 8 19
1996 Atlanta 13 10 12 35
2000 Sydney 13 8 13 34
2004 Athens 10 11 11 32
2008 Beijing 8 9 10 27
2012 London 8 9 11 28
Total 199 166 185 550

Medals by Winter Games

     Host nation

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1924 Chamonix 0 0 0 0
1928 St. Moritz 0 0 0 0
1932 Lake Placid 0 0 0 0
1936 Garmisch 0 0 0 0
1948 St. Moritz 1 0 0 1
1952 Oslo 1 0 1 2
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 1 2 0 3
1960 Squaw Valley 0 0 1 1
1964 Innsbruck 0 1 3 4
1968 Grenoble 4 0 0 4
1972 Sapporo 2 2 1 5
1976 Innsbruck 1 2 1 4
1980 Lake Placid 0 2 0 2
1984 Sarajevo 2 0 0 2
1988 Calgary 2 1 2 5
1992 Albertville 4 6 4 14
1994 Lillehammer 7 5 8 20
1998 Nagano 2 6 2 10
2002 Salt Lake City 4 4 5 13
2006 Turin 5 0 6 11
2010 Vancouver 1 1 3 5
Total 37 32 37 106

Medals by summer sport

     Leading in that sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total Details
Fencing 45 38 31 114 medals
Cycling 33 16 8 56 medals
Athletics 19 15 25 59 medals
Boxing 14 12 15 41
Gymnastics 14 6 8 28
Rowing 10 13 12 35
Shooting 10 9 11 30 medals
Equestrian 7 9 7 23 medals
Wrestling 7 4 9 20
Canoeing 5 5 3 13
Weightlifting 5 4 5 14
Swimming 4 4 9 17 medals
Water polo 4 1 2 7 medals
Diving 3 4 2 9 medals
Judo 3 3 6 12
Sailing 3 2 8 13
Modern pentathlon 2 2 3 7
Archery 1 2 3 6
Football 1 0 2 3 medals
Volleyball 0 2 2 4 medals
Basketball 0 2 0 2 medals
Tennis 0 0 1 1
Total 191 157 174 522

Medals by winter sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Alpine skiing 13 8 7 28
Cross-country skiing 9 12 13 34
Luge 7 4 5 16
Bobsleigh 4 4 4 12
Speed skating 2 0 1 3
Short track 1 2 2 5
Skeleton 1 0 0 1
Biathlon 0 1 2 3
Snowboarding 0 1 1 2
Figure skating 0 0 1 1
Nordic combined 0 0 1 1
Total 37 32 37 106

Athletes with most appearances

See also: List of athletes with the most appearances at Olympic Games
Partecip. Athlete Born Edition Period
(age 1st / last)
Sport 20px 20px 20px Tot.
8 Piero D'Inzeo 1923 1948/1976 28 years (25/53) Equestrianism 0 2 4 6
Raimondo D'Inzeo 1925 1948/1976 28 years (23/51) Equestrianism 1 2 3 6
7 [3] Josefa Idem 1964 1984/2008 24 years (20/44) Canoeing 1 2 2 5
6 Angelo Mazzoni 1961 1980/2000 20 years (19/39) Fencing 2 0 1 3
Andrea Benelli 1960 1988/2008 20 years (28/48) Shooting 1 0 1 2
Ilario Di Buò 1965 1984/2008 20 years (19/43) Archery 0 2 0 2
Wilfried Huber 1970 1988/2006 18 years (18/36) Luge 1 0 0 1
Gerda Weissensteiner 1969 1988/2006 18 years (19/37) Luge & Bobsleigh 1 0 1 2

Notes: in Khaki the athletes still in activity.

Alessandra Sensini (Windsurfing), Rossano Galtarossa (Rowing) and Giovanni Pellielo (Archery) have qualified for London 2012, which will be their sixth Olympic appearance.[4]

Athletes with most medals

See also: List of multiple Olympic medalists

The Italian athlete who won the most medals in the history of the Olympic Games, is the fencer Edoardo Mangiarotti.[5]

Athlete Sport Games 20px 20px 20px Total
Edoardo Mangiarotti 25px Fencing 19361948195219561960 6 5 2 13
Stefania Belmondo 25px Cross-country skiing 1992199419982002 2 3 5 10
Giulio Gaudini 25px Fencing 192819321936 3 4 2 9
Giovanna Trillini 25px Fencing 19921996200020042008 4 1 3 8
Valentina Vezzali 25px Fencing 1996200020042008 5 1 1 7
Gustavo Marzi 25px Fencing 192819321936 2 5 0 7
Manuela Di Centa 25px Cross-country skiing 199219941998 2 2 3 7
Nedo Nadi 25px Fencing 19121920 6 0 0 6
Giuseppe Delfino 25px Fencing 1952195619601964 4 2 0 6
Eugenio Monti 25px Bobsleigh 195619641968 2 2 2 6
Raimondo D'Inzeo 25px Equestrian 1956196019641972 1 2 3 6
Piero D'Inzeo 25px Equestrian 1956196019641972 0 2 4 6
Oreste Puliti 25px Fencing 192019241928 4 1 0 5
Giorgio Zampori 25px Gymnastics 191219201924 4 0 1 5
Gabriella Paruzzi 25px Cross-country skiing 19921994199820022006 4 0 1 5
Klaus Dibiasi 25px Diving 1964196819721976 3 2 0 5
Alberto Tomba 25px Alpine skiing 198819921994 3 2 0 5
Antonio Rossi 25px Canoeing 1992199620002004 3 1 1 5
Giancarlo Cornaggia 25px Fencing 192819321936 3 1 1 5
Manlio Di Rosa 25px Fencing 1936194819521956 2 2 1 5
Armin Zöggeler 25px Luge 19941998200220062010 2 1 2 5
Carlo Massullo 25px Modern pentathlon 198419881992 1 2 2 5
Silvio Fauner 25px Cross-country skiing 199219941998 1 2 2 5
Franco Menichelli 25px Gymnastics 19601964 1 1 3 5
Marco Albarello 25px Cross-country skiing 199219941998 1 3 1 5

Notes: in Khaki the athletes still in activity.

Men gold medalist

In this table (sorted by individual totals gold medals), the men who have won gold individual medals at the Olympics (but also at the World Championships).

Athlete Sport Born Period Individual Team Total
Olympics World Ch. Olympics World Ch. Individual Team Individual + Team
20px 20px 20px 20px 20px 20px 20px 20px 20px 20px 20px 20px 20px 20px 20px 20px 20px 20px 20px 20px 20px Tot.
1 Armin Zöggeler Luge 1974 1994–2012 2 1 2 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 8 4 3 0 2 4 8 6 7 21
2 Jury Chechi Gymnastics 1969 1989–2004 1 0 1 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 3 9
3 Klaus Dibiasi Diving 1946 1964–1976 3 2 0 2 2 0 - - - 5 4 0 - - - 5 4 0 9
4 Alberto Tomba Alpine skiing 1966 1987–1996 3 2 0 2 0 2 - - - 5 2 2 - - - 5 2 2 9
5 Gustav Thöni Alpine skiing 1951 1972–1976 1 2 0 4 0 0 - - - 5 2 0 - - - 5 2 0 7
6 Giorgio Zampori Gymnastics 1887 1909–1913 1 0 1 4 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 2 5 1 2 3 0 3 8 1 5 14
7 Leandro Faggin Cycling 1933 1956–1968 1 0 0 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 1 0 0 5 3 3 11
8 Vincenzo Maenza Wrestling 1962 1982–1992 2 1 0 2 1 0 - - - 4 2 0 - - - 4 2 0 6
9 Edoardo Mangiarotti Fencing 1919 1936–1960 1 1 2 2 5 2 5 4 0 11 3 3 3 6 4 16 7 3 19 13 7 39
10 Sante Gaiardoni Cycling 1939 1960–1970 2 0 0 1 3 2 - - - 3 3 2 - - - 3 3 2 8
11 Raimondo D'Inzeo Equestrian 1925 1955–1972 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 1 3 3 3 4 10
12 Andrea Benelli Shooting 1960 1981–2006 1 0 1 2 1 1 7 3 2 3 1 2 7 3 2 10 4 4 18
13 Paolo Bettini Cycling 1974 2001–2007 1 0 0 2 1 0 - - - 3 1 0 - - - 3 1 0 4
14 Maurizio Damilano Athletics 1957 1980–1991 1 0 2 2 0 0 - - - 3 0 2 - - - 3 0 2 5
15 Roberto Cammarelle Boxing 1980 2004–2009 1 0 1 2 0 1 - - - 3 0 2 - - - 3 0 2 5
16 Ercole Baldini Cycling 1933 1956–1964 1 0 0 2 0 2 - - - 3 0 2 - - - 3 0 2 5
17 Silvio Martinello Cycling 1963 1995–2000 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 2 0 3 0 1 3 2 1 6 2 2 10
18 Ennio Mattarelli Shooting 1928 1961–1973 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 4
19 Luciano Giovannetti Shooting 1945 1979–1986 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 6 1 0 7
20 Massimiliano Rosolino Swimming 1978 1998–2007 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 2 1 2 4 3 9
21 Carlo Pavesi Fencing 1923 1950–1960 1 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 4 1 0 2 2 1 7 1 0 9 3 1 13
22 Daniele Masala Modern pentathlon 1955 1979–1988 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 3 2 2 1 2 1 3 4 3 4 11
23 Mauro Numa Fencing 1961 1979–1990 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 3 2 2 2 1 2 4 2 2 6 3 4 11
24 Aldo Montano Fencing 1978 2002–2011 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 2 2 1 0 0 5 3 2 6 3 11
25 Alberto Cova Athletics 1958 1983–1984 1 0 0 1 0 0 - - - 2 0 0 - - - 2 0 0 2
Athletes in team sports
1 Eugenio Monti Bobsleigh 1928 1956–1968 - - - 2 2 2 9 1 0 11 3 2 11 3 2 16
2 Carmine Abbagnale Rowing 1962 1981–1993 - - - 2 1 0 7 4 1 9 5 1 9 5 1 15
3 Giuseppe Abbagnale Rowing 1959 1981–1993 - - - 2 1 0 7 3 1 9 4 1 9 4 1 14
4 Antonio Rossi Canoeing 1968 1992–2004 - - - 3 1 1 3 3 1 6 4 2 6 4 2 12
5 Agostino Straulino Sailing 1914 1939–1965 - - - 1 1 0 4 2 1 5 3 1 5 3 1 9
6 Rossano Galtarossa Rowing 1972 1992–2008 - - - 1 1 2 4 1 3 5 2 5 5 2 5 12
7 Agostino Abbagnale Rowing 1962 1985–2002 - - - 3 0 0 2 2 0 5 2 0 5 2 0 7

Notes: in Khaki the athletes still in activity. For Cycling was considerated for world championships, only professional events.

Women gold medalist

Template:Multiple image In this table, the women who have won gold individual medals at the Olympics (but also at the World Championships).

Athlete Sport Born Period Olympics World Ch. Total
20px 20px 20px Tot. 20px 20px 20px Tot. 20px 20px 20px Tot.
1 Valentina Vezzali [6] Fencing 1974 1994–2011 3 1 0 4 6 2 3 11 9 3 3 15
2 Josefa Idem [7] Canoeing 1964 1990–2009 1 2 1 4 5 9 6 20 6 11 7 24
3 Stefania Belmondo [8] Cross-country skiing 1969 1992–2002 2 3 2 7 4 4 1 9 6 5 3 16
4 Deborah Compagnoni Alpine skiing 1970 1992–1998 3 1 0 4 3 0 0 6 6 1 0 7
5 Alessandra Sensini Windsurf 1970 1996–2012 1 1 2 4 4 3 1 8 5 4 3 12
6 Federica Pellegrini [9] Swimming 1988 2004–2011 1 1 0 2 4 1 1 6 5 2 1 8
7 Paola Pezzo [10] Mountain bike 1969 1993–2000 2 0 0 2 2 0 2 4 4 0 2 6
8 Giovanna Trillini [11] Fencing 1970 1992–2007 1 1 2 4 2 2 3 7 3 3 5 11
9 Gerda Weissensteiner [12][13] Luge 1969 1993–2006 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 4 2 1 2 5
10 Irene Camber [14] Fencing 1926 1952–1960 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 3
Chiara Cainero [15] Shooting 1978 2006–2008 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 3
Others notables (at least one gold medal at the Olympics or World Championships and at least one medal in the other competition)
12 Deborah Gelisio [16] Shooting 1976 1993–2007 0 1 0 1 4 1 0 5 4 2 0 6
13 Manuela Di Centa [17][18] Cross-country skiing 1964 1991–1995 2 2 0 4 0 2 3 5 2 4 3 9
14 Isolde Kostner Alpine skiing 1975 1994–2002 0 1 2 3 1 2 0 3 2 2 2 6
15 Fiona May [19] Athletics 1969 1995–2001 0 2 0 2 2 1 1 3 2 3 1 6
16 Antonella Bellutti Track cycling 1968 1995–2000 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 4
17 Sara Simeoni [20][21] Athletics 1953 1976–1984 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
18 Novella Calligaris [22] Swimming 1954 1968–1973 0 1 2 3 1 0 2 3 1 1 4 6
19 Antonella Ragno [23] Fencing 1940 1960–197 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 3

Notes: in Khaki the athletes still in activity.

Notes and References

  1. Italy – Olympic Summer Games. olympic.org. Retrieved on 15 May 2012.
  2. In Stockholm the equestrianism events.
  3. Five for Italy and two for West Germany
  4. Londra 2012 – i qualificati. coni.it. Retrieved on 22 May 2012.
  5. Italy at the Olympics. sports-reference.com. Retrieved on 6 May 2012.
  6. She won also 2 gold and 1 bronze at the Olympics and 5 gold 2 silver at the World Championships with the team.
  7. She won also 1 bronze a the Olympics and 2 bronze at the World Championshimps for the West Germany.
  8. She won also 2 bronze e 3 silver at the Olympics and 1 bronze at the World Championshimps with the team.
  9. She is 2 swimming world records holder.
  10. She won also 1 times la Mountain Bike World Cup on her sport.
  11. She won also 3 gold and 1 bronze at the Olympics and 7 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze at the World Championships with the team.
  12. She won also 2 times la Luge World Cup on her sport.
  13. She won 1 gold also a bronze in bobsleigh double at 2006 Winter Olympics, 1 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze in team events at World Luge Championships.
  14. She won also 1 bronze at the Olympics and 1 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze at the World Championships with the team.
  15. She won also 1 bronze at the Olympics and 1 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze at the World Championships with the team.
  16. She won also 2 gold and 2 silver World Championships with the team.
  17. She won also 3 bronze ath the Olympics and 2 silver at the World Championships with the team.
  18. She won also 2 Cross-Country World Cup in her sport.
  19. Born in United Kingdom, but italian for wedding.
  20. She was the world record holder in high jump
  21. She was able top participate just 1 edition of World Championships, because it was not held before 1983.
  22. First italian swimmer to win an olympic medals.
  23. She won also 1 bronze at the Olympics and 3 bronze at the World Championships with the team.

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