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1948 Summer Olympics

Games of the XIV Olympiad, held in London in 1949
Delfo Cabrera became notable when he won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1948 games

The 1948 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad, were held at London in the United Kingdom.[1]

These were the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, because no Games were held during World War II.

In part, the games were thought to be a success because the Organizing Committee did not go into debt. The final financial report showed a ₤29,000 profit.[2]

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 59 nations sent athletes to compete at the London Games.[3]

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Countries at the 1948 Olympics
  1. Sports (SR/Olympics), "1948 London Summer Games"; retrieved 2012-7-23.
  2. Zarnowski, C. Frank. "A Look at Olympic Costs," Citius, Altius, Fortius (US). Summer 1992, Vol. 1, Issue 1, p. 22 [7 of 14 PDF]; retrieved 2012-7-24.
  3. Taking part in the games for the first time were British Guiana (now Guyana), Burma (now Myanmar), Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Korea, Lebanon, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.

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