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Rome 1960 Rome 1960 25th August - 11th September

The Games are given a Roman makeover as events are held in venues rich with ancient history

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    Cycling - Sante Gaiardoni (ITA)

    29/08/1960

    Home fans always like to cheer local favourites. The Rome 1960 Games produced several new Italian heroes, but one of the host country’s sporting favourites was already well known before the Olympics s...

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    Canoeing - Gert Fredriksson (SWE)

    29/08/1960

    Sweden's Gert Fredriksson, who competed at the top level over the course of more than two decades, is arguably the greatest canoeist of all time. He began competing in 1942, but the Second World War m...

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    Diving - Ingrid Krämer (GER)

    30/08/1960

    Divers from the USA had won both the women's springboard and platform events at the Olympic Games stretching back to 1924. It was one of the most enduring records in Games history. In fact, American w...