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1960 Roma Summer Games

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Host City: Roma, Italy (August 25, 1960 to September 11, 1960)
Opening Ceremony: August 25, 1960 (opened by President Giovanni Gronchi)
Lighter of the Olympic Flame: Giancarlo Peris
Taker of the Olympic Oath: Adolfo Consolini (athlete)
Closing Ceremony: September 11, 1960
Events: 150 in 19 sports

Participants: 5,350 (4,738 men and 612 women) from 83 countries
Youngest Participant: ITA Luciana Marcellini (12 years, 228 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Lilian Williams (65 years, 88 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): URS Borys Shakhlin (7 medals)
Most Medals (Country): URS Soviet Union (103 medals)

Overview

Rome was awarded the 1908 Olympics but eventually turned them down after Mt. Vesuvius erupted and the Italian government claimed it needed money to rebuild the cities affected by that disaster. Fifty-two years later the Olympics would return to the eternal city. Never before, and possibly never again, were the ancient and modern civilizations so intertwined at an Olympics. The 1960 Olympics were a wonder. In an Olympic world that was becoming more and more involved in political problems, the Rome Olympics were almost entirely devoid of controversy and politics.

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Country Medal Leaders

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

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Borys Shakhlin (URS) 4 2 1 7
2 Larysa Latynina (URS) 3 2 1 6
3 Takashi Ono (JPN) 3 1 2 6
4 Chris von Saltza (USA) 3 1 0 4
5 Polina Astakhova (URS) 2 1 1 4
6 Sofiya Muratova (URS) 1 2 1 4
7 Wilma Rudolph (USA) 3 0 0 3
8 Dawn Fraser (AUS) 1 2 0 3
9 Murray Rose (AUS) 1 1 1 3
10 Tamara Lyukhina-Zamotaylova (URS) 1 0 2 3
11 John Konrads (AUS) 1 0 2 3
12 Yury Titov (URS) 0 2 1 3
13 Antonina Seredina (URS) 2 0 0 2
14 Lawrence Morgan (AUS) 2 0 0 2
15 Sante Gaiardoni (ITA) 2 0 0 2
16 Rudolf Kárpáti (HUN) 2 0 0 2
17 Giuseppe Delfino (ITA) 2 0 0 2
18 Viktor Zhdanovich (URS) 2 0 0 2
19 Marharyta Nikolaieva (URS) 2 0 0 2
20 Nobuyuki Aihara (JPN) 2 0 0 2
21 Ferenc Németh (HUN) 2 0 0 2
22 Ingrid Gulbin-Engel-Krämer (GER) 2 0 0 2
23 Lynn Burke (USA) 2 0 0 2
24 Carolyn Schuler (USA) 2 0 0 2
25 Joan Spillane (USA) 2 0 0 2
26 Carolyn Wood (USA) 2 0 0 2
27 Steve Clark (USA) 2 0 0 2
28 Jeff Farrell (USA) 2 0 0 2
29 Mike Troy (USA) 2 0 0 2
30 Armin Hary (GER) 2 0 0 2
31 Glenn Davis (USA) 2 0 0 2
32 Otis Davis (USA) 2 0 0 2
33 Neale Lavis (AUS) 1 1 0 2
34 Livio Trapè (ITA) 1 1 0 2
35 Valentyna Rastvorova (URS) 1 1 0 2
36 Zoltán Horváth (HUN) 1 1 0 2
37 Edoardo Mangiarotti (ITA) 1 1 0 2
38 Alberto Pellegrino (ITA) 1 1 0 2
39 Yury Sisikin (URS) 1 1 0 2
40 Eva Bosáková-Věchtová (TCH) 1 1 0 2
41 Masao Takemoto (JPN) 1 1 0 2
42 Albert Azaryan (URS) 1 1 0 2
43 Imre Nagy (HUN) 1 1 0 2
44 David Theile (AUS) 1 1 0 2
45 Lance Larson (USA) 1 1 0 2
46 Frank McKinney (USA) 1 1 0 2
47 Gary Tobian (USA) 1 1 0 2
48 Wilfried Dietrich (GER) 1 1 0 2
49 Tamara Press (URS) 1 1 0 2
50 Erik Hansen (DEN) 1 0 1 2
51 Gert Fredriksson (SWE) 1 0 1 2
52 Raimondo D'Inzeo (ITA) 1 0 1 2
53 Viktor Kapitonov (URS) 1 0 1 2
54 Shuji Tsurumi (JPN) 1 0 1 2
55 John Devitt (AUS) 1 0 1 2
56 Bob Bennett (USA) 1 0 1 2
57 Dave Gillanders (USA) 1 0 1 2
58 Therese Zenz (GER) 0 2 0 2
59 György Mészáros (HUN) 0 2 0 2
60 András Szente (HUN) 0 2 0 2
61 Imre Szöllősi (HUN) 0 2 0 2
62 Allan Jay (GBR) 0 2 0 2
63 Ilsa Konrads (AUS) 0 2 0 2
64 Neville Hayes (AUS) 0 2 0 2
65 Tsuyoshi Yamanaka (JPN) 0 2 0 2
66 Paula Jean Myers-Pope (USA) 0 2 0 2
67 Hans Grodotzki (GER) 0 2 0 2
68 Jutta Heine (GER) 0 2 0 2
69 Carl Kaufmann (GER) 0 2 0 2
70 Tony Bühler (SUI) 0 1 1 2
71 Piero D'Inzeo (ITA) 0 1 1 2
72 Giovanni Carminucci (ITA) 0 1 1 2
73 Vladimir Portnoy (URS) 0 1 1 2
74 Jan Andrew (AUS) 0 1 1 2
75 Natalie Steward (GBR) 0 1 1 2
76 Yoshihiko Osaki (JPN) 0 1 1 2
77 Dorothy Hyman (GBR) 0 1 1 2
78 Wladimiro Calarese (ITA) 0 0 2 2
79 Bruno Habārovs (URS) 0 0 2 2
80 Franco Menichelli (ITA) 0 0 2 2
81 Bob Beck (USA) 0 0 2 2
82 Ursel Brunner (GER) 0 0 2 2
83 Peter Radford (GBR) 0 0 2 2
84 George Kerr (WIF) 0 0 2 2

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