1952 Summer Olympics


1952 Summer Olympics

Olympics infobox|1952|Summer
Name = Games of the XV Olympiad

Size = 140px
Host city = Helsinki, Finland
Nations participating = 69
Athletes participating = 4,955
(4,436 men, 519 women)
Events = 149 in 17 sports
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 Nurmi and
Hannes Kolehmainen
Stadium = Olympiastadion
The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Helsinki, Finland in 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 Amsterdam and five American cities: Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Philadelphia, at the 40th IOC Session on 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.

Medal count

These are the top ten nations that won medals at these Games.

ee also

* 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 Stadium can 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

External links

* [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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