Marcolympics
1952 HELSINKI SUMMER
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When Tokyo refused to organize the 1940 games, the I.O.C selected Helsinki. We know why they were not organised and this the reason why the 1947 I.O.C Congress chose Helsinki for the XVI Olympiad. Athletes from Soviet Union took part for the first time.
Dates : July 19 - August 3
Participating N.O.C.: 69
Number of Sports: 17
Number of Events: 149
Number of Athletes: 4925
Men's : 4407
Women's : 518
Opening: Juho Paasikivi, Republic President
Oath : Heikki Savolainen
Number of torch bearer: 3 372
Final Torch Bearer: Paavo Nurmi
Candidates cities: Los Angeles (USA), Amsterdam (NED), Minneapolis (USA), Detroit (USA), Chicago (USA) and Philadelphie (USA)
The table of the medals alphabetically of the countries