Italy at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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Italy at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  ITA
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At the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Medals Gold
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One competitor from Italy was present at the 1896 Summer Olympics. He competed in shooting. Italy was one of four nations present that won no medals; Sweden, Chile and Bulgaria were the others. Italy's competitor, Rivabella, entered one event in the shooting program.

A second Italian was present in Athens. Carlo Airoldi had walked most of the way from Milan, but was disqualified because he had received prize money in athletics events and was therefore not an amateur.

Results by event[edit]


Rivabella was somewhere between 14th and 41st place, with a score less than 845.

Event Place Shooter Score Hits
Military rifle Giuseppe Rivabella Unknown


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