Italy

Overview

NOCComitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano
Flagbearers88

Participants

Olympic Games 4918
Intercalated Games 76
Youth Olympic Games 273

Description

Italy has never missed an Olympic Games nor an Olympic Winter Games. Although it is usually considered not to have competed in 1896, research in the 1990s discovered that an Italian shooter named Giuseppe Rivabella did compete in 1896. In 2009, Olympic historians discovered that Olympic cyclist Frank Bizzoni was still an Italian citizen when he competed in 1904. He was formerly thought to have been an USA athlete, but his appearance gives Italy a competitor at all Olympic Games. Italy did not form a National Olympic Committee until 1908, and it was not until 1915 that this committee was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Italy has had success in many different sports, but has often been the dominant country in cycling and fencing. Italy has won 694 Olympic medals, 248 of them gold. Of these, 114 medals and 37 gold have been won at the Olympic Winter Games. Italy hosted the Games of the XVIIth Olympiad at Rome in 1960, the 7th Olympic Winter Games at Cortina d’Ampezzo in 1956, and the 20th Olympic Winter Games in Torino (Turin) in 2006.

Fencer Edoardo Mangiarotti has won the most medals of any Italian Olympian, with 13. He is trailed by female cross-country skier, Stefania Belmondo, who has won 10. Both Mangiarotti and fencer Nedo Nadi have won six gold medals, while female fencer Valentina Vezzali joined them in 2012 winning her sixth gold medal.

In 1975 the Olympic Committee of Italy was awarded with the Olympic Cup.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 22 1 23 Results
1904 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 76 0 76 Results
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 66 0 66 Results
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 66 0 66 Results
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 173 1 174 Results
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 196 4 200 Results
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 23 0 23 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 156 18 174 Results
1928 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 13 0 13 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 112 0 112 Results
1932 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 12 0 12 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 228 16 244 Results
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 35 5 40 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 195 20 215 Results
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 51 3 54 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 208 23 231 Results
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 28 5 33 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 114 15 129 Results
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 53 12 65 Results
1956 Equestrian Olympics Olympic Games 6 0 6 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 246 34 280 Results
1960 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 21 7 28 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 157 11 168 Results
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 53 8 61 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 152 15 167 Results
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 39 8 47 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 197 27 224 Results
1972 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 41 3 44 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 183 27 210 Results
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 47 11 58 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 121 38 159 Results
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 34 12 46 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 222 46 268 Results
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 59 15 74 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 212 41 253 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 42 16 58 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 228 76 304 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 79 28 107 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 78 26 104 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 236 104 340 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 79 34 113 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 246 115 361 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 63 46 109 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 229 135 364 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 106 73 179 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 203 130 333 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 31 31 62 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 69 40 109 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 158 123 281 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 20 20 40 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 32 36 68 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 67 43 110 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 168 141 309 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 19 18 37 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 71 45 116 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 33 33 66 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 106 69 175 Results
Archery 11 16 27 Results
Art Competitions 113 5 118 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 130 80 210 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 35 35 Results
Athletics 416 144 560 Results
Badminton 0 2 2 Results
Baseball (Baseball/Softball) 67 0 67 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 99 32 131 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 10 8 18 Results
Biathlon 32 16 48 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 126 6 132 Results
Boxing 158 1 159 Results
Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) 4 0 4 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 14 4 18 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 69 15 84 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 107 34 141 Results
Curling 8 5 13 Results
Cycling BMX Racing (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 9 3 12 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 112 15 127 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 141 10 151 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 32 11 43 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 3 4 7 Results
Equestrian Driving (Equestrian) 0 1 1 Results
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) 49 7 56 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 38 0 38 Results
Fencing 185 44 229 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 26 34 60 Results
Football (Football) 223 0 223 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 14 6 20 Results
Golf 2 2 4 Results
Hockey 32 0 32 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 134 20 154 Results
Judo 29 19 48 Results
Luge 39 19 58 Results
Military Ski Patrol (Skiing) 4 0 4 Results
Modern Pentathlon 38 8 46 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 27 0 27 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 36 36 Results
Rowing 327 18 345 Results
Sailing 152 24 176 Results
Shooting 119 19 138 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 17 18 35 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 7 2 9 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 39 4 43 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 28 13 41 Results
Softball (Baseball/Softball) 0 25 25 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 40 10 50 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 159 98 257 Results
Table Tennis 4 5 9 Results
Taekwondo 5 3 8 Results
Tennis 23 19 42 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 1 0 1 Results
Triathlon 5 7 12 Results
Tug-Of-War 8 0 8 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 78 35 113 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 130 34 164 Results
Weightlifting 60 3 63 Results
Wrestling 104 2 106 Results

Intercalated Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 19 0 19 Results
Athletics 6 0 6 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 2 0 2 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 2 0 2 Results
Fencing 2 0 2 Results
Rowing 32 0 32 Results
Shooting 10 0 10 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 4 5 9 Results
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 0 4 4 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 7 7 14 Results
Archery 2 2 4 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 2 3 Results
Athletics 13 17 30 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 2 2 Results
Biathlon 8 8 16 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 3 2 5 Results
Boxing 3 2 5 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 1 0 1 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 5 10 Results
Curling 6 6 12 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 5 3 8 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 2 2 4 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 1 1 2 Results
Fencing 5 6 11 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 8 7 15 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 3 1 4 Results
Golf 1 1 2 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 0 2 2 Results
Judo 2 2 4 Results
Luge 9 5 14 Results
Mixed Sports 11 9 20 Results
Modern Pentathlon 2 2 4 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 4 2 6 Results
Rowing 4 3 7 Results
Sailing 4 3 7 Results
Shooting 2 1 3 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 2 4 6 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 1 1 2 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 7 5 12 Results
Ski Mountaineering 2 2 4 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 2 4 6 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 4 6 10 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 8 8 16 Results
Table Tennis 1 1 2 Results
Taekwondo 1 2 3 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Triathlon 2 1 3 Results
Weightlifting 2 2 4 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 14 6 12 32
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 14 6 5 25
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 13 10 13 36
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 13 10 12 35
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 13 8 13 34
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 12 12 12 36
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 11 11 32
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 10 7 27
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 13 5 27
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 12 10 31
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 12 8 28
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 9 11 28
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 9 10 27
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 9 4 21
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 6 8 22
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 3 5 16
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 3 4 15
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 7 8 6 21
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 6 7 20
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 7 6 3 16
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 7 5 8 20
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 5 8 19
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 4 4 14
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 5 9 5 19
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 3 10 18
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 1 2 8
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 0 6 11
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 6 4 14
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 4 5 13
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 0 0 4
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 4 9 16
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 5 10
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 0 5
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 7 4 13
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 6 2 10
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 3 3 8
1972 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 1 5
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 2 1 5
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 0 4
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 2 5
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 0 2
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 2 6 9
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 1 4
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 0 3
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 3 5
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 6 8
1956 Equestrian Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 1 3
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 0 2
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 3 4
1960 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Fencing 49 43 33 125
Cycling Track 23 9 6 38
Athletics 19 15 26 60
Shooting 16 15 11 42
Boxing 15 15 17 47
Alpine Skiing 14 9 9 32
Artistic Gymnastics 14 5 9 28
Rowing 10 14 14 38
Cross Country Skiing 9 13 13 35
Cycling Road 9 7 3 19
Wrestling 7 4 10 21
Luge 7 4 6 17
Art Competitions 5 7 2 14
Swimming 5 4 11 20
Weightlifting 5 4 5 14
Equestrian Jumping 4 6 5 15
Canoe Sprint 4 6 3 13
Judo 4 4 7 15
Bobsleigh 4 4 4 12
Water Polo 4 3 3 10
Diving 3 5 3 11
Sailing 3 3 8 14
Equestrian Eventing 3 3 2 8
Short Track Speed Skating 2 4 5 11
Archery 2 2 3 7
Modern Pentathlon 2 2 3 7
Speed Skating 2 0 2 4
Canoe Slalom 2 0 1 3
Cycling Mountain Bike 2 0 1 3
Snowboarding 1 1 1 3
Taekwondo 1 1 1 3
Football 1 0 2 3
Skeleton 1 0 0 1
Volleyball 0 3 3 6
Basketball 0 2 0 2
Biathlon 0 1 5 6
Marathon Swimming 0 1 1 2
Rhythmic Gymnastics 0 1 1 2
Beach Volleyball 0 1 0 1
Figure Skating 0 0 2 2
Nordic Combined 0 0 1 1
Tennis 0 0 1 1

Intercalated Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Rowing 4 1 1 6
Cycling Track 3 0 0 3
Artistic Gymnastics 0 2 1 3
Fencing 0 1 1 2
Shooting 0 1 0 1
Weightlifting 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Swimming 5 3 4 12
Fencing 3 4 0 7
Luge 2 0 1 3
Athletics 1 3 1 5
Boxing 1 2 1 4
Cycling Road 1 2 0 3
Ski Mountaineering 1 2 0 3
Biathlon 1 1 1 3
Golf 1 0 1 2
Bobsleigh 1 0 0 1
Artistic Gymnastics 0 2 3 5
Alpine Skiing 0 2 2 4
Curling 0 1 0 1
Ice Hockey 0 1 0 1
Sailing 0 1 0 1
Speed Skating 0 0 2 2
Mixed Sports 0 0 1 1
Short Track Speed Skating 0 0 1 1
Ski Jumping 0 0 1 1
Snowboarding 0 0 1 1
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Edoardo Mangiarotti ITA 6 5 2 13
Valentina Vezzali ITA 6 1 2 9
Nedo Nadi ITA 6 0 0 6
Giuseppe Delfino ITA 4 2 0 6
Giovanna Trillini ITA 4 1 3 8
Oreste Puliti ITA 4 1 0 5
Giorgio Zampori ITA 4 0 1 5
Carlo Pavesi ITA 4 0 0 4
Giulio Gaudini ITA 3 4 2 9
Klaus Dibiasi ITA 3 2 0 5
Alberto Tomba ITA 3 2 0 5

Intercalated Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Francesco Verri ITA 3 0 0 3
Enrico Bruna ITA 3 0 0 3
Giorgio Cesana ITA 3 0 0 3
Emilio Fontanella ITA 3 0 0 3
E. Bellotti ITA 1 0 0 1
Angelo Fornaciari ITA 1 0 0 1
Giuseppe Poli ITA 1 0 0 1
Giuseppe Russo ITA 1 0 0 1
R. Taormina ITA 1 0 0 1
Giovanni Battista Tanio ITA 1 0 0 1
G. Tarantino ITA 1 0 0 1
P. Toio ITA 1 0 0 1
Riccardo Zardinoni ITA 1 0 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Marco Fichera ITA 2 0 0 2
Camilla Mancini ITA 2 0 0 2
Edoardo Luperi ITA 2 0 0 2
Simone Sabbioni ITA 1 1 1 3
Linda Zingerle ITA 1 1 0 2
Marco Barale ITA 1 1 0 2
Alberta Santuccio ITA 1 1 0 2
Leonardo Affede ITA 1 1 0 2
Sofia Beggin ITA 1 1 0 2
Chiara Teocchi ITA 1 1 0 2
Nicolangelo Di Fabio ITA 1 1 0 2

IOC Members

Ferdinando, Count Lucchesi Palli 1894—1895
Riccardo, Duke Carafa d'Andria 1894—1898
Eugenio, Count Brunetta d'Usseaux 1897—1919
Scipione, Prince Borghese 1908—1909
Attilio Brunialti 1909—1914
Carlo Montù 1914—1939
Giorgio Guglielmi 1919—1929
Alberto, Count Bonacossa 1925—1953
Augusto Turati 1930—1931
Paolo, Count Thaon Di Revel 1932—1964
Giorgio Vaccaro 1939—1949
Giorgio De Stefani 1951—1992
Alberto, Count Bonacossa 1953—1953
Paolo, Count Thaon Di Revel 1964—1973
Giulio Onesti 1964—1981
Franco Carraro 1982—2019
Primo Nebiolo 1992—1999
Mario Pescante 1994—2018
Ottavio Cinquanta 1996—2016
Manuela Di Centa 1999—2010
Gianni Agnelli 2000—2003
Bruno Grandi 2000—2004
Francesco Ricci Bitti 2006—2013
Manuela Di Centa 2010—
Ottavio Cinquanta 2016—
Ivo Ferriani 2016—
Franco Carraro 2019—
Mario Pescante 2019—
Giovanni Malagò 2019—