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1948 Summer Olympics

The Games of the XIV Olympiad were held in 1948 in London, United Kingdom. After a hiatus of 12 years caused by the outbreak of World War II, these were the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

Games of the XIV Olympiad
Nations participating59
Athletes participating4,099 (3,714 men, 385 women)
Events136 in 17 sports
Opening ceremoniesJuly 19, 1948
Closing ceremoniesAugust 14, 1948
Officially opened byGeorge VI of the United Kingdom
Athlete's OathDon Finlay[?]
Judge's Oath:-
Olympic TorchJohn Mark[?]

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Highlights

  • With World War II in recent memory, Germany and Japan were not invited for the Games, although Italy was.
  • Fanny Blankers-Koen was the star of the Games, winning four gold medals on the track.
  • Ilona Elek[?] (Hungary) and Jan Brzak[?] (Czechoslovakia) successfully defended their Olympic titles they won 12 years prior.
  • In field hockey, India and Pakistan first participated as independent nations, and the homeland of the sport, Great Britain, played the triple Olympic champions from India for the first time - and lost.
  • For the first type, Olympic diplomas were awarded to the 6th highest placed athletes.

Medals Awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Medal Count

PosCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal

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