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Encyclopedia > 1960 Summer Olympics
Games of the XVII Olympiad

Host city Rome, Italy
Nations participating 83
Athletes participating 5,338
(4,727 men, 611 women)
Events 150 in 17 sports
Opening ceremony August 25
Closing ceremony September 11
Officially opened by President Giovanni Gronchi
Athlete's Oath Adolfo Consolini
Olympic Torch Giancarlo Peris
Stadium Stadio Olimpico

The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, were celebrated in 1960 in Rome, Italy. Rome had been awarded the organization of the 1908 Summer Olympics, but, after the 1906 eruption of Mount Vesuvius, had to decline and pass the honours to London. In 1955, the city beat out Lausanne, Detroit, Budapest, Brussels, Mexico City and Tokyo for the rights to the Games. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The President of the Italian Republic is the head of State of Italy, and represents national unity. ... Giovanni Gronchi (September 10, 1887–October 17, 1978) was an Italian politician who became the second President of the Italian Republic in 1955, after Luigi Einaudi. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... Adolfo Consolini (January 5, 1917 - December 20, 1969) was a Italian athlete who competed mainly in the discus throw. ... The flame at the 2002 Winter Olympics The Olympic Flame, Olympic Fire, Olympic Torch, Olympic Light, Olympic Eye, and Olympic Sun are all names for an important marketing promotion and symbol of the Olympic Games. ... Giancarlo Peris (b. ... Montreals Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. ... Stadio Olimpico is the major stadium of Rome, Italy. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IV Olympiad, were held in 1908 in London, England. ... This article is about the mountain in Italy. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Lausanne (pronounced ) is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman), and facing Évian-les-Bains (France) and with the Jura mountains to its north. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ... For other places with the same name, see Brussels (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


CBS paid $394,000 for the right to broadcast the Games in the United States. [1]. This article is about the broadcast network. ...

Contents

Highlights

  • Soviet gymnasts won 15 of 16 possible medals in women's gymnastics
  • Danish sailer Paul Elvstrøm won his fourth straight gold medal in the Finn class. The only others to emulate his performance in an individual event are Al Oerter, Carl Lewis and, if the Intercalated Games of 1906 are included, Ray Ewry.
  • Finnish Vilho Ylönen, a field shooter, shot a bullseye to a wrong target and was dropped from the second place to fourth.
  • The future Constantine II, King of Greece, won his country a gold in sailing Dragon Class.
  • Fencer Aladar Gerevich of Hungary won his sixth consecutive gold medal in the team sabre event (1932-1936, 1948-1960).
  • Wilma Rudolph, a former polio patient, won three gold medals in sprint events on the track.
  • Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia won the marathon bare-footed to become the first black African Olympic champion.
  • Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, won boxing's light-heavyweight gold medal.
  • The Japanese men's gymnastics team won the first of five successive golds, the last of which was won in 1976, in Montreal.
  • South Africa appeared in the Olympic arena for the last time under the apartheid regime. They would not be allowed to return until 1992, after the abandonment of apartheid and during the transition to majority rule.
  • Swedish canoer Gert Fredriksson won his sixth Olympic title.
  • Danish cyclist Knud Enemark collapsed during his race under the influence of amphetamines and later died in the hospital. It was the second time an athlete died in competition at the Olympics, after the death of Portuguese marathon runner Francisco Lazaro at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
  • Australian athlete Herb Elliott won the men's 1500 meters in one of the most dominating performances in Olympic history.
  • American athlete Rafer Johnson defeated his rival and friend C.K. Yang in one of the greatest decathlon events in Olympic history.
  • 2004 American vice-presidential candidate Peter Camejo competed in yachting for Venezuela.
  • Armin Hary won the 100 m in a world record time of 10.2 seconds.
  • Pakistan broke India's dominance in Olympic Men's Field Hockey by becoming the first team in history to beat India in Olympic Field Hockey since 1928 and winning its first ever Olympic gold medal in the process. India had already won 6 previous hockey golds in the Summer Olympics.
  • Queen Sofía of Spain represented Greece in sailing events.
  • Jeff Farrell, U.S., won two gold medals in swimming after undergoing an emergency appendectomy six days before the Olympic Trials

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Venues

  • Olympic Stadium² (Stadio Olimpico) - opening/closing ceremonies, athletics, equestrian events
  • Flaminio Stadium¹ (Stadio Flaminio) - football/soccer finals
  • Swimming Stadium¹ - swimming, diving, water polo
  • Sports Palace¹ (Palazzo dello sport) - basketball, boxing
  • Olympic Velodrome¹ - cycling, hockey
  • Small Sports Palace¹ (Palazzetto dello Sport) - basketball, weightlifting
  • Marble Stadium² (Stadio dei Marmi) - hockey preliminaries
  • Baths of Caracalla - gymnastics
  • Basilica of Maxentius - wrestling
  • Palazzo dei Congressi - fencing
  • Umberto I Shooting Range¹ - shooting
  • Roses Swimming Pool¹ (Piscina delle Rose) - water polo
  • Lake Albano, Castelgandolfo - rowing, canoeing
  • Piazza di Siena, Villa Borghese gardens - equestrian events
  • Pratoni del Vivaro, Rocca di Papa - equestrian events
  • Bay of Naples, Naples - yachting
  • Communal Stadium, Florence - football/soccer preliminaries
  • Communal Stadium, Grosseto - football/soccer preliminaries
  • Communal Stadium, L'Aquila - football/soccer preliminaries
  • Ardenza Stadium, Livorno - football/soccer preliminaries
  • Adriatico Stadium, Pescara - football/soccer preliminaries
  • Fuorigrotta Stadium, Naples - football/soccer preliminaries

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Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

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Participating nations

Participants
Participants

A total of 84 nations participated at the Rome Games. Athletes from Morocco, San Marino, Sudan, and Tunisia competed at the Olympic Games for the first time. Suriname also made its first Olympic appearance, but its lone athlete withdrew from competition, leaving a total of 83 nations that actually competed. Athletes from Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago would represent the new West Indies Federation, but this nation would only exist for this single Olympiad. Athletes from East Germany and West Germany would compete as the United Team of Germany from 1956-1964. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixelsFull resolution (1357 × 628 pixel, file size: 30 KB, MIME type: image/png) Countries which participated in the 1960 Summer Olympics, as listed at the olympic games museum, derived from blank world map. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixelsFull resolution (1357 × 628 pixel, file size: 30 KB, MIME type: image/png) Countries which participated in the 1960 Summer Olympics, as listed at the olympic games museum, derived from blank world map. ... Flag Motto To dwell together in unity Anthem God Save the Queen Capital Chaguaramas Language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy Queen Elizabeth II Governor-General Lord Hailes Prime minister Grantley Herbert Adams¹ History  - Established January 3, 1958  - Disestablished May 31, 1962 Area  - 1960 20,253 km² Population  - 1960 est. ... “East Germany” redirects here. ... Athletes from the East Germany (German Democratic Republic; GDR) and West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany; FRG) competed together as the United Team of Germany (Gesamtdeutsche Mannschaft) in the 1956, 1960, and 1964 Winter and Summer Olympics. ...

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Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... The Republic of China competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Fiji_1924-1970. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany-1960-Olympics. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom competed as Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece_(1828-1978). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong_1959. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iceland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran_(1925). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iraq_1959-1963. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_-_variant. ... Image File history File links Kenyaoflag. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lebanon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Liberia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Liechtenstein. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Luxembourg. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaya. ... Malaya competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malta. ... 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Rhodesia competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_San_Marino. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sudan_(1956-1970). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Dutch_Guyana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Image File history File links Ugandaoflag. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_United_Arab_Republic. ... Egypt, as the United Arab Republic, competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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Medal count

These are the top ten nations that won medals at these Games: This is the full table of the medal count of the 1960 Summer Olympics. ...

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union Soviet Union 43 29 31 103
2 United States United States 34 21 16 71
3 Italy Italy (host nation) 13 10 13 36
4 Germany Germany 12 19 11 42
5 Australia Australia 8 8 6 22
6 Turkey Turkey 7 2 0 9
7 Hungary Hungary 6 8 7 21
8 Japan Japan 4 7 7 18
9 Poland Poland 4 6 11 21
10 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 3 2 3 8

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See also

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External links

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The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as 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, after the 1906 eruption of Mount Vesuvius, had to decline and pass the honours to London.
It was the second time an athlete died in competition at the Olympics, after the death of Portuguese marathon runner Francisco Lazaro at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
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The winter Olympics were begun in 1924 and were held in the same year as the summer games until the 1994 winter games in Lillehammer, Norway, when the alternating cycles began.
The 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, reflected a changed political landscape: the 172 participating nations and territories included the Unified Team (with athletes from 12 former Soviet republics), a reunited Germany, and South Africa, which was allowed to compete for the first time since 1960.
The Olympic games are competitions of individual athletes, not of nations, and the IOC does not keep national scores; however, the media of all nations report national standings according to one of two scoring systems.
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