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Opening ceremony Rome 1960

Lighting of the Olympic cauldron by Giancarlo Peris

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Opening Ceremony Rome 1960

Giancarlo Peris, an Italian athlete with distant Greek origins, was the last bearer of the Olympic Torch Relay during the Opening Ceremony on 25 August 1960

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Rudolph Karpati (HUN)

Hungarian fencer Rudolf Karpati, gold medallist in the men’s individual sabre(Rome 1960 OG)with his compatriot, Zoltan Horvath (silver medallist, on the left on the podium) and Italy’s Wladimiro Calarese (bronze medallist)

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Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali (USA)

The podium for the light heavyweight boxing competition(Rome 1960 OG):the American Cassius Clay (gold medal, in the centre), Poland’s Zbigniew Pietrzykowski (silver medal, on the right), the Australian Anthony Madigan and Italian Giulio Saraudi (equal third place, on the left)

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Olympic Marathon

1960: Olympic Games, Rome. The marathon field pass under the Arch of Constantine. Mandatory Credit: Allsport Hulton/Archive
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Rome 1960-The Olympic stadium. In the foreground, the court. In the background, the marble stadium.
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