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The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Romemarker, Italymarker, in 1960. Rome had been awarded the organization of the 1908 Summer Olympicsmarker, but after the 1906 eruption of Mount Vesuviusmarker, was forced to decline and pass the honors to Londonmarker.

Host Selection

On June 15, 1955, at the 50th IOC Session in Parismarker, Francemarker, Rome beat out Lausannemarker, Detroitmarker, Budapestmarker (being the first city of the Eastern Bloc to bid for the hosting of the Olympics), Brusselsmarker, Mexico Citymarker and Tokyomarker for the rights to the Games.

The vote results below, in chart form, are compliments of the International Olympic Committee Vote History web page.

1960 Summer Olympics Bidding Results
City NOC Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Romemarker 15 26 35
Lausannemarker 14 21 24
Detroit, Michiganmarker 6 11 -
Budapestmarker 8 1 -
Brusselsmarker 6 - -
Mexico Citymarker 6 - -
Tokyomarker 4 - -


Highlights



Venues



¹ New facilities constructed in preparation for the Olympic Games. ² Existing facilities modified or refurbished in preparation for the Olympic Games.

Events and Medals awarded

See for individual sports and for medal winners, ordered by sport:


Participating nations

Participants
A total of 84 nations participated at the Rome Games. Athletes from Moroccomarker, San Marinomarker, Sudanmarker, and Tunisiamarker competed at the Olympic Games for the first time.Surinamemarker also made its first Olympic appearance, but its lone athlete withdrew from competition, leaving a total of 83 nations that actually competed.Athletes from Barbadosmarker, Jamaicamarker and Trinidad and Tobagomarker would represent the new (British) West Indies Federation, but this nation would only exist for this single Olympiad. Athletes from East Germanymarker and West Germanymarker would compete as the United Team of Germany from 1956-1964.


Medal count

These are the top ten nations that won medals at these Games:

1 43 29 31 103
2 34 21 16 71
3 (host nation) 13 10 13 36
4 12 19 11 42
5 8 8 6 22
6 7 2 0 9
7 6 8 7 21
8 4 7 7 18
9 4 6 11 21
10 3 2 3 8


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