United States at the 1960 Summer Olympics
|United States at the Olympic Games|
|At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome|
|Competitors||292 (241 men and 51 women) in 17 sports|
|Flag bearer||Rafer Johnson|
|Olympic history (summary)|
The United States competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. It was the first Summer Olympics in which the athletes marched under the present flag. 292 competitors, 241 men and 51 women, took part in 147 events in 17 sports.1 The 1960 Summer Olympics was the first Olympics that was being covered by a United States television provider. CBS bought the rights to cover the 1960 Summer Olympics.((ref)url=http://www.infoplease.com/ipsa/A0114618.html) The 1960 Summer Olympics also brought one of the first appearances of one of the greatest heavy weight boxers ever, Muhammad Ali. Although the Olympics were before he converted to Islamic so his name was still Cassius Clay.((ref)url=http://www.infoplease.com/ipsa/A0114618.html)
Names of United States gold winners. Wilbert McClure, Eddie Crook, Jr., Cassius Clay, Otis Davis(2), Lee Calhoun, Glenn Davis, Jack Yerman, Earl Young, Glenn Davis, Ralph Boston, Don Brags, Bill Nieder, Al Oerter, Rafer Johnson, Wilma Rudolph(3), Martha Hudson, Lucinda Williams, Barbara Jones, Jay Hoyland, Arnette Walter, Jones Bellamy Jr., Robert Lewis, Boozer Terence, Gilbert Dischinger, Bardette Haldorson, Darall Tucker, Allen Earl, Kelley Lester, Jerry Ray Lucas, Oscar Palmer Robertson, Adrian Howard Smith, Jerome Alan West, Gary Tobian, Bob Webster, Arthur Ayrault, Ted Nash, John Sayre, Rusty Wailes, George O'Day, James Hunt, David Smith, William McMillan, William Mulliken, Michael Troy(2), George Harrison, Richard Blick, Jeff Farrel(2), Frank McKinney, Paul Hait, Lance Larson, Chris Von Saltza(3), Lynn Burke(2), Carolyn Schuler(2), Joan Spillane, Shirley Stobs, Carolyn Wood, Patty Kempner, Charles Linci, Terrence McCann, Shelby Wilson, Douglas Blubaugh.
21 fencers, 16 men and 5 women, represented the United States in 1960.
Three male pentathletes represented the United States in 1960. They won a bronze medal in the team event and Bob Beck won an individual bronze.
- Bob Beck
- Jack Daniels
- George Lambert
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