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Rome 1960 - Key facts

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Dates

August 25 - September 11

Other candidate cities

Lausanne, Detroit, Budapest, Brussels, Mexico, Tokyo

Participants

5,338 (611 women)

Paricipating nations

83

Sports

17

Events

150

Medals given out

461

IOC president

Avery Brundage (USA)

Games declared open by

Italian President Gronchi

Last relay bearer of the Olympic flame

Giancarlo Peris (Italy, athletics)

Olympic flame lit by

Giancarlo Peris (Italy, athletics)

Olympic oath read by

Adolfo Consolini (Italy, athletics)

Television rights

$1.18 million dollars

Accredited journalists

2194

Copyright 2008 Agence France-Presse.

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