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Games of the XVII Olympiad
Host city w:Rome, Italy
Events 150 in 17 sports
Opening ceremony August 25
Closing ceremony September 11
Stadium w:Stadio Olimpico
Rome was the host for the XVI summer olympic games. This was the
Olympic logo 1960

Rome Logo

second time Italy hosted the Olympics but the first time they had hosted the summer olympics. The first being the 1956 Winter Olympic Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Italy would later host the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino

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.

Medals

  1. Soviet Union (Russia , Ukraine and more) 43 Gold, 29 Silver and 31 Bronze. 103 Total
  2. United States 34 Gold, 21 Silver and 16 Bronze. 71 Total
  3. Unified Germany 12 Gold, 19 Silver and 11 Bronze. 42 Total
  4. Italy 13 Gold, 10 Silver and 13 Bronze. 36 Total
  5. Australia 8 Gold, 8 Silver and 6 Bronze. 22 Total
  6. Hungary 6 Gold, 8 Silver and 7 Bronze. 21 Total
  7. Poland 4 Gold, 6 Silver and 11 Bronze. 21 Total
  8. Great Britain 2 Gold, 6 Silver and 12 Bronze. 20 Total.
  9. Japan 4 Gold, 7 Silver and 7 Bronze. 18 Total
  10. Romania 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 6 Bronze. 10 Total
  11. Turkey 7 Gold and 2 Silver. 9 Total
  12. Czechoslovakia( Czech Republic and Slovakia ) 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze. 8 Total
  13. Bulgaria 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze. 7 Total
  14. Denmark 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze. 6 Total
  15. Sweden 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze. 6 Total
  16. Switzerland 3 Silver and 3 Bronze. 6 Total
  17. Finland 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze. 5 Total
  18. France 2 Silver and 3 Bronze. 5 Total
  19. Belgium 2 Silver and 2 Bronze. 4 Total
  20. Iran 1 Silver and 3 Bronze. 4 Total
  21. New Zealand 2 Gold and 1 Bronze. 3 Total
  22. Netherlands 1 Silver and 2 Bronze. 3 Total
  23. South Africa 1 Silver and 2 Bronze. 3 Total
  24. Austria 1 Gold and 1 Silver. 2 Total.
  25. Yugoslavia 1 Gold and 1 Silver. 2 Total.
  26. Pakistan 1 Gold and 1 Bronze. 2 Total.
  27. Argentina 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. 2 Total
  28. United Arab Republic (Egypt) 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. 2 Total
  29. Brazil 2 Bronze. 2 Total.
  30. British West Indies 2 Bronze. 2 Total
  31. Ethiopia 1 Gold. 1 Total.
  32. Greece 1 Gold. 1 Total.
  33. Norway 1 Gold. 1 Total.
  34. Canada 1 Silver. 1 Total
  35. Ghana 1 Silver. 1 Total
  36. India 1 Silver. 1 Total
  37. Morocco 1 Silver. 1 Total
  38. Portugal 1 Silver. 1 Total
  39. Republic of China (Taiwan) 1 Silver. 1 Total
  40. Singapore 1 Silver. 1 Total
  41. Iraq 1 Bronze. 1 Total
  42. Mexico 1 Bronze. 1 Total
  43. Spain 1 Bronze. 1 Total
  44. Venezuela 1 Bronze. 1 Total

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

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