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Rome 1960 - Key facts

Dates

August 25-September 11

Other candidate cities

Lausanne, Detroit, Budapest, Brussels, Mexico, Tokyo

Participants

5,338 (611 women)

Paricipating nations

83

Sports

17

Events

150

Medals awarded

461

IOC president

Avery Brundage (USA)

Games declared open by

Italian President Gronchi

Last relay bearer of the Olympic flame

Giancarlo Peris (Italy, athletics)

Olympic flame lit by

Giancarlo Peris (Italy, athletics)

Olympic oath read by

Adolfo Consolini (Italy, athletics)

Television rights

1.178 million dollars

Accredited journalists

2194


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