Summer Olympics Logo

Primary Logo (1960)

What is the Summer Olympics Logo?

The logo for the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy. The design shows the Capitoline Wolf, a bronze sculpture depicting a scene from the legend of the founding of Rome, which is a she-wolf suckling the mythical twin founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus. Below this sculpture are the letters MCMLX which is the Roman numeral for 1960 placed above the five Olympic rings.

Image last updated on Sunday, January 29, 2006

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