1960 Summer Olympics medal table

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The 1960 Summer Olympics medal table is a list of National Olympic Committees ranked by the number of medals won during the 1960 Summer Olympics, held in Rome, Italy from August 25 to September 11, 1960. A total of 5,338 athletes from 83 countries participated in these Games, competing in 150 events in 17 sports.[1] The bronze medal Iraq's Abdul Wahid Aziz won in men's lightweight weightlifting is the only Olympic medal (Summer or Winter) Iraq has ever won, currently the longest drought for any country who has won at least one Olympic medal.

Athletes from 44 countries won at least one medal, leaving 39 countries in blank in the medal table. The Soviet Union won the most gold (43) and overall medals (103). British West Indies, Republic of China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Morocco, and Singapore won the first medals in their Olympic history.[2][3]

Medal table[edit]

The ranking in this table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee,[4] although that organization does not officially recognize global ranking per country.[1]

The countries are ranked by the number of gold medals won by the athletes of that country. If countries are tied, first the number of silver medals is taken into consideration and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.

A total of 150 events in 17 sports were awarded in Rome.[5] In gymnastics, two extra gold medals were awarded in the men's pommel horse and long horse vault events because of ties and one additional bronze medal was awarded in the Rings event. Because of this, two fewer silver medals were awarded, though an extra silver was awarded in the women's high jump. In the boxing events, two bronze medals were awarded in each weight class, so the total number of bronze medals is greater than the total number of gold and silver medals.[6]

  *   Host nation (Italy)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union (URS)432931103
2 United States (USA)34211671
3 Italy (ITA)*13101336
4 United Team of Germany (EUA)12191142
5 Australia (AUS)88622
6 Turkey (TUR)7209
7 Hungary (HUN)68721
8 Japan (JPN)47718
9 Poland (POL)461121
10 Czechoslovakia (TCH)3238
11 Romania (ROU)31610
12 Great Britain (GBR)261220
13 Denmark (DEN)2316
14 New Zealand (NZL)2013
15 Bulgaria (BUL)1337
16 Sweden (SWE)1236
17 Finland (FIN)1135
18 Austria (AUT)1102
 Yugoslavia (YUG)1102
20 Pakistan (PAK)1012
21 Ethiopia (ETH)1001
 Greece (GRE)1001
 Norway (NOR)1001
24 Switzerland (SUI)0336
25 France (FRA)0235
26 Belgium (BEL)0224
27 Iran (IRI)0134
28 Netherlands (NED)0123
 South Africa (RSA)0123
30 Argentina (ARG)0112
 Egypt (EGY)0112
32 Canada (CAN)0101
 Ghana (GHA)0101
 India (IND)0101
 Morocco (MAR)0101
 Portugal (POR)0101
 Republic of China (ROC)0101
 Singapore (SIN)0101
39 Brazil (BRA)0022
 British West Indies (BWI)0022
41 Iraq (IRQ)0011
 Mexico (MEX)0011
 Spain (ESP)0011
 Venezuela (VEN)0011
Totals (44 nations)152149160461

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rome–XIX Olympic Winter Games". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 8 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-08.
  2. ^ "Olympic Medal Winners–Database Search". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-11.
  3. ^ Games of the XVII Olympiad Rome 1960 Official Report, Volume II Results (PDF). Rome: Carlo Colombo Publisher. 1962. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-11.
  4. ^ "Rome 1960–Medal Table". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-05-08.
  5. ^ "Rome 1960–Sports on the program". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 7 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-11.
  6. ^ Games of the XVII Olympiad Rome 1960 Official Report, Volume II Results (PDF). Rome: Carlo Colombo Publisher. 1962. pp. 1027–1028. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-11.

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