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1960 Summer Olympics


Olympic summer games Rome 1960


First fight of Muhammad Ali (vs. Zigzy Pietrzykowski in 1960)


Crowded stadium during Summer Olympics of 1960 in Rome, Italy. HD Stock Footage


Summer 1960 Olympic games


Armin Hary - The World's Fastest 100m Starter - Rome 1960 Olympics

The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held from August 25 to September 11, 1960, in Rome, Italy. The city of Rome had previously been awarded the administration of the 1908 Summer Olympics, but following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1906, Rome had no choice but to decline and pass the honour to London.
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  • Host city selection 

  • Highlights 

  • Lowlights 

  • Historical landmarks 

  • Non-medal winners 

  • Broadcasting 

  • Venues 

  • Participating National Olympic Committees