- 1952 Summer Olympics
Name = Games of the XV Olympiad
Size = 140px
Host city =
Nations participating = 69
Athletes participating = 4,955
(4,436 men, 519 women)
Events = 149 in 17
Opening ceremony = July 19, 1952
Closing ceremony = August 3, 1952
Officially opened by =
Juho Kusti Paasikivi
Athlete's Oath = Heikki Savolainen
Judge's Oath =
Olympic Torch =
Paavo Nurmiand Hannes Kolehmainen
Stadium = Olympiastadion
The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were an
international multi-sport eventheld in Helsinki, Finlandin 1952. Helsinki had been earlier given the 1940 Summer Olympics, which were cancelled due to World War II.
Host city selection
Helsinki was chosen as the host city over bids from
Amsterdamand five American cities: Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolisand Philadelphia, at the 40th IOC Sessionon June 21, 1947, in Stockholm, Sweden.
The voting results, in a chart below, comes from [http://www.aldaver.com/votes.html the International Olympic Committee Vote History] web page.
These are the top ten nations that won medals at these Games.
* The 50th anniversary of the Helsinki Olympic Games was the main motif for a one of the first Finnish euro silver commemorative coins, the 50th anniversary of the Helsinki Olympic Games commemorative coin, minted in 2002. On the reverse, a view of the
Helsinki Olympic Stadiumcan be seen. On the right, the 500 markka commemorative coin minted in 1952 celebrating the occasion is depicted.
International Olympic Committee
IOC country codes
Modern Olympic coins
* [http://www.olympic.org/uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1952 IOC Site on 1952 Summer Olympics]
* Helsinki 1952 Official Olympic Report [http://www.la84foundation.org/6oic/OfficialReports/1952/OR1952.pdf la84foundation.org]
* Helsinki 1952 Official Olympic Report [http://olympic-museum.de/o-reports/report1952.htm olympic-museum.de]
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