Olympic Games - 1952 Helsinki

The 1952 Summer Olympics, the XV Olympiad, were held in Helsinki, Finland. Helsinki had been been selected to host the 1940 Summer Olympics which were cancelled due to World War II. It was the Games at which the most number of world records were broken until surpassed by the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The Soviet Union and People's Republic of China made their Olympic debuts with eleven other countries but Taiwan withdrew in protest. There were 4955 athletes from 69 nations competing in 149 events
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Silk scarf for Olympics in Helsinki 1940 which were never held

On a Silk scarf for the 1940 Helsinki Olympics (which for obvious reasons didn't happen).

Emil Zatopek - Helsinki Olympics    When asked about his pained expression during races he said, ”Well its not figure skating or ice dancing you know.”

Emil Zatopek - Helsinki Olympics When asked about his pained expression during races he said, ”Well its not figure skating or ice dancing you know.

"Foxhunter" ~ won the 1952 gold medal for the British Equestrian Team at the Helsinki Olympics. No   British team or showjumper has won a gold medal since.

"Foxhunter" ~ won the 1952 gold medal for the British Equestrian Team at the Helsinki Olympics. No British team or showjumper has won a gold medal since.

Mae Faggs, 1952 Mae Faggs poses with the Olympic gold medal she won in the 4X100 meter relay at the 1952 Olympic games in Helsinki. 	 	 ...

U.S. men's Olympic swim team, 1924 - Photos - Glory of the Games

Mae Faggs, 1952 Mae Faggs poses with the Olympic gold medal she won in the meter relay at the 1952 Olympic games in Helsinki.

Olympic Stadium,Helsinki,Finland

Helsinki held the games in 1952 I seem to be getting quite a collection now of Olympic stadiums seen or visited!

The final of the Men's 100 metres during the 1952 Olympic Games held at Helsinki, Finland. The closest final in the history of the event, the photo finish revealed American Lindy Remigino (third from right) as the Gold Medallist in 10.79 seconds. The race was so tight, that John Treloar of Australia (far left) finished just 12 hundredths of a second behind the gold medallist, but only came sixth.

herb mckenley jamaica ( 295 ) to Remigino ( USA ) MCdonald Bailey ( GB ) 1952 Olympics 100 m

Helsinki 1952  Saltos de trampolín, Patricia McCormick (USA)

Helsinki 1952 Saltos de trampolín, Patricia McCormick (USA)

Helsinki 1952

Facts, figures and photos about the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Stadium

Balbir Singh at 1952 Olympic Games

Balbir Singh at 1952 Olympic Games. (from the article Sikhs in Olympics)

1952. Pat McCormick, USA Diving, receiving her gold at the Olympics in Helsinki, Finland

Pat McCormick, USA Diving, receiving her gold at the Olympics in Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Olympic stadion by Miiro Seppänen, via Behance

Helsinki Olympic stadion by Miiro Seppänen, via Behance

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