The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport held in Rome, Italy, in 1960.
  • CBS paid $394,000 for the right to broadcast the Games in the United States.
  • United states won 34 gold medals, 21 silver medals, and 16 bronze medals.
  • The U.S. men won nine track and field titles, including repeat gold medals for Lee Calhoun, Glenn Davis and Al Oerter. Rafer Johnson and C.K. Yang of Formosa, college teammates at UCLA, finished 1-2 in the decathlon.


Rome 1960. The Olympic Stadium
Rome 1960. The Olympic Stadium