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Italy

Population: 58,147,733
Area: 116,305 sq. miles
Location: Europe
Capital: Rome
Major Cities: Milan, Naples
Language(s): Italian
Winter Olympic Debut: 1924

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Italy is located in southern Europe. It includes the large Mediterranean islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Vatican City and San Marino -- the latter is also a member nation of the IOC -- are independent enclaves on the Italian mainland.

Italy: Olympic Tradition

Italy ranks 11th all-time with 101 medals (36 gold, 31 silver, 34 bronze). Italy won 11 medals in Torino, including five golds. Italy hosted the 1956 Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino.

Italy: Vancouver Outlook

Italy should contend for multiple medals in Alpine and cross-country skiing.

Explore & Compare

Explore & Compare

How many golds did the U.S. win at the 1980 Lake Placid Games? How do Norway, Sweden and Finland match up from Olympics to Olympics? Explore and compare medal standings through the years.

Parade of Nations

Parade of Nations

Parade of Nations

Images of the Parade of Nations at the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Parade of Nations: U.S. delegation

Parade of Nations: U.S. delegation

Images of the U.S. delegation at the Opening Ceremony on Feb. 12.

2010 Medal Standings

CountryGOLDSILVERBRONZETotal
CANUSA9151337
CANGER1013730
CANCAN147526
CANNOR98623
CANAUT46616
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