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1948 London Summer

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accueil For the Games of 1948, London was chosen as reasons similar to those that had made indicate Antwerp in 1920: the desire to reward a heroic city. It left certainly of good feelings, although from Olympic point of view it was rather debatable.
According to the Olympic charter, every organizer of Games has to realize an official film. In London, in 1948, Rank-Corporation turned the first document in color.

Dates: July 29 - august 14, 1948
N.O.C. participants: 59
Number of sports: 17
Number of contests: 136
Number of athletes: 4104
Men: 3714
Women: 390
Opening: The king George VI
Oath: Donald Finlay
Last torch bearer: John Mark
Bids towns: Baltimore (USA), Lausanne (SUI), Los Angeles (USA), Minneapolis (USA), Philadelphie (USA).