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Basketball game between Italy and Poland, at the Palazzetto dello Sport, during the 17th Olympic Games in Rome

3 September 1960
© Intesa Sanpaolo Publifoto Archive

During the Olympics in Rome, the Italian basketball side played against the world’s greatest teams, including that of the United States, which was considered unbeatable. The home team achieved remarkable results, almost obtaining a medal. In any case, their exploit gave a remarkable boost to the popularity of the sport of basketball in Italy.

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