1952 Summer Olympics

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Games of the XV Olympiad

Host city Helsinki, Finland
Nations participating 69
Athletes participating 4,925
(4,407 men, 518 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
Olympic Torch Paavo Nurmi and
Hannes Kolehmainen
Stadium Olympiastadion

The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were held in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland. Helsinki had been elected as the host city over rival bids from Amsterdam, Athens, Lausanne, and Stockholm and five American cities: Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Philadelphia on the 40th IOC session on June 21 1947. Helsinki had been earlier given the 1940 Summer Olympics but they were canceled due to World War II.

Contents

[edit] Highlights

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Paavo Nurmi and the Olympic Flame

[edit] Sports

[edit] Demonstration sports

[edit] Participating nations

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Participating nations. Pictured in blue are nations participating for the first time.

A total of 69 nations participated in these Games, up from 59 in the 1948 Games. Twelve nations made their first Olympic appearance in 1952: The Bahamas, Gold Coast (now Ghana), Guatemala, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Netherlands Antilles, Nigeria, Saar, Soviet Union (USSR), Thailand, and Vietnam.

[edit] Medal count

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

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Image:US flag 48 stars.svg United States 40191776
2 Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg USSR 22301971
3 Image:Flag of Hungary 1949-1956.gif Hungary 16101642
4 Image:Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 12131035
5 Image:Flag of Italy.svg Italy 89421
6 Image:Flag of Czechoslovakia (bordered).svg Czechoslovakia 73313
7 Image:Flag of France.svg France 66618
8 Image:Flag of Finland (bordered).svg Finland (host nation) 631322
9 Image:Flag of Australia.svg Australia 62311
10 Image:Flag of Norway.svg Norway 3205

[edit] See also

[edit] External links

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Summer Games: 1896, 1900, 1904, 19061, 1908, 1912, (1916)2, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)2, (1944)2, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024
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1952 Summer Olympics

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