Italy made its first Summer Olympic appearance at the inaugural 1896 Olympics and has competed ever since though their participation in 1904 is currently disputed as their athlete is listed as representing the United States by the International Olympic Committee. Italy hosted the Summer Olympics in Rome in 1960. The nation sends one of the largest delegations to the Olympics with at least 200 athletes competing in most games since 1948 where they participate in almost all sports available on the Olympic program.

Italy has won at least one medal at all games it has participated in with the exception of 1986 and 1904. The nation has won around 575 medals across 21 sports and typically finishes in the top 10 of the medal table. Their most successful sports are fencing, athletics, cycling, boxing, shooting and rowing. Their most successful athlete is fencer Edoardo Mangiarotti whom won a total of 13 medals. His medals came in individual epee (one gold; 1952 and two bronze; 1948 & 1956), team epee (four gold; 1936, 1952, 1956 & 1960 and one silver; 1948), individual foil (one silver; 1952) and team foil (one gold; 1956 and three silver; 1948, 1952 & 1956). In 2016 Italy won 28 medals.

Qualified Quotas


Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50km Walk Teodorico Caporaso

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 20km Walk Eleonora Dominici
Women’s Marathon Sara Dossena


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Rhythmic Group All-Around Anna Basta
Martina Centofanti
Letizia Cicconcelli
Agnese Duranti
Alessia Maurelli
Martina Santandrea


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s RS:X Mattia Camboni
Women’s RS:X Marta Maggetti
Women’s Laser Radial Carolina Albano
Men’s 470 Giacomo Ferrari
Giulio Calabro
Women’s 470 Benedetta di Salle
Alessandra Dubbini
Mixed Nacra 17 Foiling Ruggero Tita
Caterina Marianna Banti


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Marco de Nicolo
Women’s Trap
(1) (2)
Silvanna Stanco
Jessica Rossi
Men’s Skeet
(1) (2)
Riccardo Filippelli
Gabriele Rossetti