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  • Summer Games Rome 1960

    Summer Games Rome 1960

    Exceptionally, for the Games in Rome, the obverse and the reverse of the medal were inverted. On the obverse, an Olympic champion carried in triumph by the crowd, with the Olympic stadium in the background. On the reverse, the traditional goddess of victory, holding a palm in her left hand and a winner’s crown in her right. A design used since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam, created by Florentine artist Giuseppe Cassioli (ITA - 1865-1942) and chosen after a competition organised by the International Olympic Committee in 1921. For these Games, the figure of victory is accompanied by the specific inscription: "GIOCCHI DELLA XVII OLIMPIADE ROMA MCMLX". The medals in Rome were set in a circle of bronze featuring a laurel wreath matched with a chain also designed like a sequence of bronze laurel leaves.
    Thursday, August 25, 1960 2:00 PM | Photo
  • Opening Ceremony Rome 1960

    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 ©Keystone
    Sunday, January 10, 2010 10:16 AM | Photo
  • Rome 1960 Official poster (1)

    Rome 1960 Official poster (1)

    The Rome 1960 poster, produced by Italian graphic designed Armando Testa, united the past and the present, ancient Rome and modern Rome, which was hosting the Olympic Games. The capital shown on the poster is a reference to the Belvedere capital, and its presence, by alluding to the Caracalla spa, recalls physical activity in Roman times. For the same reasons, the OCOG decided to organise the gymnastics events in this edifice. Copyright : CIO
    Sunday, December 31, 1899 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Opening ceremony Rome 1960

    Opening ceremony Rome 1960

    Lighting of the Olympic cauldron by Giancarlo Peris ©IOC
    Sunday, January 10, 2010 10:26 AM | Photo
  • OLYMPIC MCTAGGART

    OLYMPIC MCTAGGART

    2 SEP 1960: DICK MCTAGGART OF GREAT BRITAIN PUTS IN A VERY POLISHED DISPLAY TO BEAT HARD HITTING BLAY OF GHANA IN THEIR FEATHER-WEIGHT COMPETTION AT THE ROME OLYMPICS. Mandatory Credit: Allsport Hulton/Archive
    Thursday, September 1, 1960 10:00 PM | Photo
  • WAAKQ038

    WAAKQ038

    Rome 1960-MOENS Roger (BEL) 2nd, WAGLI Christian (SUI)5th. In the background: SNELL Peter (NZL) 1st.
    Thursday, September 1, 1960 10:00 PM | Photo
  • WAAKQ077

    WAAKQ077

    Rome 1960-Photo-finish: RUDOLPH Wilma (USA) 1st, HYMANDorothy (GBR) 2nd, LEONE Guiseppina (ITA) 3rd.
    Thursday, September 1, 1960 10:00 PM | Photo
  • YAAAF005

    YAAAF005

    Rome 1960-RUDOLPH Wilma (USA) 1st, HYMAN Dorothy (GBR)2nd, LEONE Giuseppina (ITA) 3rd.
    Thursday, September 1, 1960 10:00 PM | Photo
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