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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
Participating N.O.C.: 59
Number of Sports: 17
Number of Events: 136
Number of Athletes: 4099
Men's : 3714
Women's : 358
Opening: His Majesty King George VI
Oath : Donald Finlay
Number of torch bearer: 1 416
Final Torch Bearer: John Mark
Candidates cities:
Baltimore (USA), Lausanne (SUI), Los Angeles (USA), Minneapolis (USA) and Philadelphie (USA)
The table of the medals alphabetically of the countries