1960 Summer Olympics

Games of the XVII Olympiad, in Rome, Italy

The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, were held at Rome in Italy.[3] Rome had been awarded the 1908 Summer Olympics. However, after the 1906 eruption of Mount Vesuvius, London became the host.

Games of the XVII Olympiad
Host cityRome, Lazio, Italy [1]
Athletes5,338 (4,727 men, 611 women)
Events150 in 17 sports (23 disciplines)
Opening25 August
Closing11 September
Opened by
StadiumStadio Olimpico
Melbourne 1956 Tokyo 1964
Squaw Valley 1960 Innsbruck 1964
USSR postage stamp in honor of weightlifting at the 1960 games

CBS paid $394,000 for the right to broadcast the Games in the United States.[4]

Host change

Rome was chosen as the host of the 1960 Summer Olympics in 1955. Other cities that could have hosted the Olympics were:

Tokyo would later host the 1964 Summer Olympics, and Mexico City would later host the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Participating nations change

A total of 67 nations sent athletes to compete at the Melbourne games.[5]

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References change

  1. Italy is a devolved state since 1948.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Factsheet - Opening Ceremony of the Games of the Olympiad" (PDF) (Press release). International Olympic Committee. 9 October 2014. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  3. Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "1960 Rome Summer Games"[permanent dead link]; retrieved 2012-7-25.
  4. Museum of Broadcast Communication (MBC), "Olympics and Television" Archived 2009-07-27 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-7-25.
  5. Taking part in the games for the first time were Morocco, San Marino, Sudan, Suriname and Tunisia.
  6. Athletes from Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago had joined together as the new (British) West Indies Federation; and they competed as "Antilles". This was unique in the 1960 Olympiad.
  7. Athletes from East Germany and West Germany would compete as the United Team of Germany.

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