Italy at the Olympics

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Italy at the Olympics is a history which includes 50 games in 23 countries and 4,000+ athletes.[1] Since 1896, Italy (ITA) has contributed to the growth of the "Olympic Movement". [2]

History[change | edit source]

The Italian National Olympic Committee was formed in 1908. It was recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1915.[3]

Italy's team first competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.[1]

Italy has been at most of the Olympic Games, missing only the 1904 Summer Olympics. Italian athletes have won 550 medals at the Summer Olympic Games and another 106 medals at the Winter Olympic Games. Italy has won a total of 236 gold medals which makes them the 5th most successful country in Olympic history, below USA, Soviet Union, Germany and Great Britain.

Fencer Edoardo Mangiarotti has won the most medals for Italy.[4]


Medalists[change | edit source]

Summer Games[change | edit source]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1896 Athens 0 0 0 0
1900 Paris 3 2 0 5
1904 St. Louis did not participate
1908 London 2 2 0 4
1912 Stockholm 3 1 2 6
1920 Antwerp 13 5 5 23
1924 Paris 8 3 5 16
1928 Amsterdam 7 5 7 19
1932 Los Angeles 12 12 12 36
1936 Berlin 8 9 5 22
1948 London 8 11 8 27
1952 Helsinki 8 9 4 21
1956 Melbourne/Stockholm 8 8 9 25
1960 Rome (host nation) 13 10 13 36
1964 Tokyo 10 10 7 27
1968 Mexico City 3 4 9 16
1972 Munich 5 3 10 18
1976 Montreal 2 7 4 13
1980 Moscow 8 3 4 15
1984 Los Angeles 14 6 12 32
1988 Seoul 6 4 4 14
1992 Barcelona 6 5 8 19
1996 Atlanta 13 10 12 35
2000 Sydney 13 8 13 34
2004 Athens 10 11 11 32
2008 Beijing 8 9 10 27
2012 London 8 9 11 28
Total 199 166 185 550

Medals by summer sport[change | edit source]

     Leading in that sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total Details
Fencing 48 40 33 121
Cycling 33 16 9 58
Athletics 19 15 26 60
Boxing 15 15 17 47
Gymnastics 14 6 10 30
Rowing 10 14 12 36
Shooting 12 12 11 35
Equestrian 7 9 7 23
Wrestling 7 4 9 20
Canoeing 6 6 4 16
Weightlifting 5 4 5 14
Swimming 4 4 10 18
Water polo 4 2 2 8
Diving 3 4 2 9
Sailing 3 3 8 14
Judo 3 3 7 13
Modern pentathlon 2 2 3 7
Archery 2 2 3 7
Taekwondo 1 1 1 3
Football 1 0 2 3
Volleyball 0 2 3 5
Basketball 0 2 0 2
Tennis 0 0 1 1
Total 199 166 185 550

Winter Games[change | edit source]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1924 Chamonix 0 0 0 0
1928 St. Moritz 0 0 0 0
1932 Lake Placid 0 0 0 0
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 0 0 0 0
1948 St. Moritz 1 0 0 1
1952 Oslo 1 0 1 2
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo (host nation) 1 2 0 3
1960 Squaw Valley 0 0 1 1
1964 Innsbruck 0 1 3 4
1968 Grenoble 4 0 0 4
1972 Sapporo 2 2 1 5
1976 Innsbruck 1 2 1 4
1980 Lake Placid 0 2 0 2
1984 Sarajevo 2 0 0 2
1988 Calgary 2 1 2 5
1992 Albertville 4 6 4 14
1994 Lillehammer 7 5 8 20
1998 Nagano 2 6 2 10
2002 Salt Lake City 4 4 5 13
2006 Turin (host nation) 5 0 6 11
2010 Vancouver 1 1 3 5
Total 37 32 37 106

Medals by winter sport[change | edit source]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Alpine skiing 13 8 7 28
Cross-country skiing 9 12 13 34
Luge 7 4 5 16
Bobsleigh 4 4 4 12
Speed skating 2 0 1 3
Short track speed skating 1 2 2 5
Skeleton 1 0 0 1
Biathlon 0 1 2 3
Snowboarding 0 1 1 2
Figure skating 0 0 1 1
Nordic combined 0 0 1 1
Total 37 32 37 106

Host country[change | edit source]

Italy has hosted the Games three times:

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 SportsReference.com (SR/Olympics), "Italy"; retrieved 2012-7-27.
  2. Olympics.org, "Factsheet: The Olympic Movement"; retrieved 2012-7-27.
  3. Olympic.org, Italy; retrieved 2012-7-27.
  4. "Italy at the Olympics". sports-reference.com. http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/countries/ITA/. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  5. SR/Olympics, "1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Games"; retrieved 2012-7-27.
  6. SR/Olympics, "1960 Roma Summer Games"; retrieved 2012-7-27.
  7. SR/Olympics, "2006 Torino Winter Games"; retrieved 2012-7-27.

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