1952 Summer Olympics

Games of the XV Olympiad, held in Helsinki in 1952

The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were held at Helsinki in Finland.[1]

Teams at the opening ceremonies of the 1952 qames

Helsinki was chosen as the host city over Amsterdam, Athens, Lausanne, and Stockholm and five American cities: Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Philadelphia. Helsinki had been given the 1940 Summer Olympics, but they were cancelled because of World War II.

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 69 nations sent athletes to compete at the Helsinki games.[2]

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Countries at the 1952 Olympics
  1. Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "1952 Helsinki Summer Games" Archived 2008-09-06 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-7-23.
  2. Taking part in the games for the first time were The Bahamas, Gold Coast (now Ghana), Guatemala, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Netherlands Antilles, Nigeria, Saar, the Soviet Union (USSR), Thailand, and Vietnam.

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