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GAMES OF THE 14 OLYMPIAD

Games of the 14 Olympiad,1948
Start:
29 Jul 1948
End:
14 Aug 1948
Countries:
59
Athletes:
4104
Women:
390
Events:
136
City:
London, Great Britain

LONDON 1948 - Bid History

  • After a twelve year absence caused by Second World War, the Olympic games came back to London, United Kingdom in 1948.
  • The other candidate cities were Lausanne, Switzerland and four american cities: Baltimore, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Philadelphie.
  • It was the first Games after the death of Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1937, the founder of the modern Olympic movement.

Games of the 14 Olympiad,1948 - Interesting Facts

  • His Majesty King George VI officially opened the Games of the 14 Olympiad at the soccer Wembley Stadium, which had recently been equipped with temporary tracks for athletics.
  • Germany and Japan, the aggressors of World War II, were not invited to participate.
  • No new facilities were built for these Games.
  • No Olympic Village was built. The male athletes were housed at an army camp in Uxbridge and the women housed at Southlands College in dormitories.
  • The Head of Czechoslovakian gymnastics team Marie Provaznikova (she was not an athlete) became the first, who took the opportunity to defect from a communist state to the West during the Olympic games.

Summer Olympics 1948 - Medal Table

Gold Medals
Silver Medals
Bronze Medals
Total
1
USA
38
27
19
84
2
16
11
17
44
3
10
6
13
29
4
10
5
12
27
5
8
11
8
27
6
8
7
5
20
7
6
4
2
12
8
6
2
3
11
9
5
10
5
20
10
5
7
8
20
11
5
2
9
16
12
3
14
6
23
13
3
3
1
7
14
2
6
5
13
15
2
2
3
7
16
2
2
1
5
17
2
1
2
5
18
2
1
1
4
19
1
3
3
7
20
1
2
0
3
21
1
0
3
4
22
1
0
0
1
22
1
0
0
1
24
0
2
0
2
25
0
1
2
3
26
0
1
1
2
26
0
1
1
2
28
0
1
0
1
28
0
1
0
1
28
0
1
0
1
28
0
1
0
1
32
0
0
2
2
32
0
0
2
2
34
0
0
1
1
34
0
0
1
1
34
0
0
1
1
34
0
0
1
1