Date and place
|Games of the 17th Olympiad 1960, August 25-September 11|
|Number of participants: 5338 (4727 men and 611 women)|
Total spectators: 1,436,091
Olympic Oath: Adolfo Consolini (Italy, athletics)
Olympic flame: Giancarlo Peris (Italy, athletics)
Participating countries: 83
Afghanistan, Antilles, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, British Guyana, Bulgaria, Burma, Canada, Ceylon, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, East and West Germany, Ethiopia, Fiji Islands, Philippines, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, Great Britain, Haiti, Hungary, Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Yugoslavia, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaya, Malta, Morocco, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Uganda, Austria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Sudan, Soviet Union, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Czechoslovakia , Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela, United Arab Republic, United States, Iceland, South Africa, South Korea, Rhodesia, South Vietnam, Sweden, Switzerland.
Participants from Trinidad and Jamaica in 1960 jointly by the country name "Antilles".
|Athletics in the Stadio Olimpico (architect E. Debbio, C. Roccatelli and Annibale Vitellozzi, spectator capacity: 80.000, cinder track with a length of 400 meters), weight lifting in the Palazeno dello Sport (spectator capacity: 5000), fencing in the Palazzo dei Congressi, shooting on the firing Umberto 1, Lazio (Rome) Cesano and modern pentathlon in Corese Posso, in the Palazzo dei Congressi, Umberto 1 on the firing range, in the pool Delle Rose and Acqua Santa, cycling on the Velodromo Olimpico (spectator capacity : 17,600, 400 m track), on the trail of Circulio Grottarossa and Via Cristoforo Colombo, equestrian in Pratoni del Vivaro, on the Piazza di Siena in the Stadio Olimpico, gymnastics in the Terme di Cara Call, swimming and diving in the Stadio del Nuoto (spectator capacity: 15,000), water polo in the Piscina delle Rose in the Stadio del Nuoto, rowing and canoeing on Lake Albano, sailing in the Gulf of Naples (Santa Lucia), football in Pescara, Grosseto, Florence, Auila, Livorno, Naples and the Stadio Flaminio in Rome (spectator capacity: 55,000), hockey in the Olympic cycling stadium and in the Stadio dei Mammi (spectator capacity: 20,000), basketball in the Palazetto dello Sport and the Palazzo dello Sport.|