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1948 London Summer

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  THE XIVth SUMMER GAMES Torche
medaille de vainqueur medaille de participant
natation athletisme aviron basket-ball boxe canoe
ceremonie ouverture ceremonie cloture equitation cyclisme escrime football
hockey gymnastique artistique halterophilie lutte tir voile


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.

DatesUS : 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
Volonteers :
Media :
Opening : The king George VI
Oath : Donald Finlay
Oath juges :
Oath coach :
Number of lights bearer :
Last light bearer : John Mark
Bids towns : Baltimore (USA), Lausanne (SUI), Los Angeles (USA), Minneapolis (USA), Philadelphie (USA).