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1952 Summergames Helsinki (Finland)

1952 Summergames Helsinki (Finland)

Type of game:Summergames
Country:Finland Finland

Date and place

Games of the 15th Olympiad 1952 in Helsinki, July 19 to August 3


Number of participants: 4955 (4436 men and 519 women)

Total number of spectators: 1,136,166

Olympic Oath: Heikki Savolainen (Finland, gymnast)

Olympic flame: Paavo Nurmi (Finland, athlete), Hannes Kolehmainen (Finland, athlete)

Participating countries: 69
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Egypt, Finland, France, Gold Coast, Greece, Great Britain, Guatemala, Guyana, Hungary, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Poland , Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Soviet Union, Saarland, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Trinidad, Czechoslovakia, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela, United States, Vietnam, Iceland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland


Athletics in the Olympic Stadium (architect: Yrjo T. Lindegren and Janni, spectator capacity: 70.000, cinder track with a length of 400 meters), weight lifting in Messuhalli 2 ( "Kisahalli, spectator capacity: 2000), wrestling in the Messuhalli 1 and 2 , boxing in the Messuhalli 1 (audience capacity 5500), fencing in the Westend (spectator capacity: 1000), shooting on the firing range of Malmi and Huopalahti, modern pentathlon in the sports Ahvanisto of Hameenlinna, equestrian in Ruskaasuo, Tali, and Laakso the Olympic Stadium, cycling in the Velodrom (spectator capacity: 4000, runway length: 333.33 m) and the 11.2 kilometers long trail of Kapyla, gymnastics in the Messuhalli 1 (men) and the Mesuhalli 2 (women), swimming, diving and water polo in the Uimastadion (spectator capacity: 9500), rowing in Meilahti (audience capacity 2000), canoeing in the Soutustadion (spectator capacity: 1500), sailing for the island Harmaja, football in Turku, Tampere, Lahti, Kotka and in the Olympic Helsinki stadium, hockey in the cycling stadium, basketball in the tennispalatsi (audience capacity 1250) and in the Messuhalli.