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accueil The Roma Games had an extraordinary impact on our western countries, and this for 2 reasons: their unique setting and the tv who made it possible for every family to get the images from Eternal City.
So, 16 centuries after a law by emperor Theodose had "killed" the Olympic antic games. The Olympic spirit, full of energy again, was going to triumph in the very location where they had been condemned.

Dates: August 25 - september 11, 1960
N.O.C. participants: 83
Number of sports: 17
Number of contests: 150
Number of athletes: 5338
Men: 4727
Women: 611
Opening: Giovanni Gronchi, Republic President
Oath: Adolfo Consolini
Last torch bearer: Giancarlo Peris
Bids towns: Lausanne (SUI), Détroit (USA), Budapest (HUN), Bruxelles (BEL), Mexico (MEX), Tokyo (JPN).