Rome 1960

Games Trivia

Emblem

The main creature in the emblem of the Rome 1960 Olympic Games is a she-wolf. Beneath her are Remus and Romulus, founders of the city of Rome. The date 1960 is expressed in roman numerals.

Royalty

The youngest member of the Greek dragon class sailing team became King of the Hellenes four years after the 1960 Summer Games. Crown Prince Constantine was 20 when he won a sailing gold medal for Greece. He was crowned King in 1964 and held this position until the abolition of the monarchy in 1973. HM King Constantine is now an Honorary Member of the IOC.