Olympic events in Rome were held in significant historical sites such as the Baths of Caracalla, with the marathon course running through the streets of Rome and ending on the Appian Way rather than in the newly-built Olympic Stadium
5,338 (4,727 men, 611 women) competitors from 83 nations participated in 17 sports and 150 events over a 2 and a half weeks. USSR again won over the United States on the gold medal tally with 43 and 34 respectively. The host nation was 3rd with 13 golds.
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