No Italian teams present for the sports of Basketball, field hockey, football, and handball in these Games. Italians 284 athletes competed in all the other 22 sports
No, they were held in Turin, Italy.
Italy left London with a total of 28 Olympic medals (8 gold, 9 silver, and 11 bronze), finishing eighth in the overall medal standings.
The Olympic Games were held in Rome, Italy, in 1960. They were also scheduled to be held in Rome in 1908, but Italy lacked the organisation and infrastructure to host the Games. It was then decided the games would be moved to London.
Italy has hosted the Olympic games three times in total. 1956 Winter Olympic Games: Cortina d' Ampezzo - Italy. 1960 Summer Olympic Games: Rome - Italy. 2006 Winter Oly,pic Games: Turin - Italy.
Humberto Barrera has written: 'My journey through the 1960 Olympic Games' -- subject(s): Biography, Boxers (Sports), Olympic Games (17th : 1960 : Rome, Italy)
One of the most popular sports in Italy is soccer. Other sports that are popular in Italy include: cycling, tennis, winter sports, and auto racing.
Italy is one hour ahead from London. By Margaret Rice