Italy at the Olympics

Although the Italian National Olympic Committee was only formed in 1908 and officially recognized in 1913, Italy is one of the few countries that have been to all of the Summer and Winter Olympics. They also rank one of the top-five countries in all of the Olympic games when it comes to gold medal count and one of the top-six countries on the sheer number of Olympic medals earned.

Italy has hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1960 which was held on Rome. They were also one of the most dominating teams that year raking in 36 Olympic medals that included 13 gold medals making them the 3rd overall from a pool of 83 participating countries. The country has also hosted the Winter Olympics twice.

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