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1948 Summergames London (Great Britain)

1948 Summergames London (Great Britain)

Type of game:Summergames
Country:Great_Britain Great Britain

Date and place

Games of the 14th Olympiad in 1948 London, July 29 -14 August


Number of participants: 4104 (3714 men and 390 women)

Total number of spectators: 1,247,283

Olympic Oath: Donald Finlay (Great Britain, athlete)

Olympic flame: John Mark (Great Britain, athlete).

Participating countries: 59
Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, British Guiana, Burma, Canada, Colombia, Ceylon, Chile, China, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, Philippines, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, India, Iraq, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Yugoslavia, Korea, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore , Spain, Syria, Czechoslovakia, Trinidad, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela, United States, Iceland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland.


Athletics in the Empire Stadium, Wembley (spectator capacity: 85,000 cinder track with a length of 400 meters), weight lifting, wrestling and gymnastics at the Empress Hall, Earl's Court, boxing, swimming and diving in the Empire Pool, Wembley, fencing in the Palace of Engineering, Wembley Empire Exhibition, shooting in Bisley, Surrey, modern pentathlon in the Central Stadium, Aldershot Militairy Head Quarter, Camberley and the Empire Stadium, Wembley, cycling at Herne Hill (spectator capacity: 15,000, 500 m track) and in the Windsor Great Park, water polo in Finchley in the Empire Pool, Wembley, canoeing and rowing in Henley-on-Thames (spectator capacity: 4000, 1850 m and 1699 m rowing course on track for canoes), sailing for Torquay in Devon, football stadiums Brighton, Hove Albion and Portsmouth (preliminary rounds), Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Fulham, llford, Brenfford, Dulwick Hamlet, Walthamstow Avenue, Tottenham Hotspur and the Empire Stadium, Wembley, hockey at the Empire Stadium, Wembley, Basketball the Harringay Arena (spectator capacity: 12,000).
The boxing ring was directly above the pool made on pontoons.