1952 Summer Olympics
Games of the XV Olympiad, in Helsinki, Finland
The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were held at Helsinki in Finland.
|Host city||Helsinki, Finland|
|Athletes||4,955 (4,436 men, 519 women)|
|Events||149 in 17 sports (23 disciplines)|
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.
A total of 69 nations sent athletes to compete at the Helsinki games.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Factsheet – Opening Ceremony of the Games of the Olympiad" (PDF) (Press release). International Olympic Committee. September 13, 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 14, 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
- ↑ Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "1952 Helsinki Summer Games" Archived 2008-09-06 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-7-23.
- ↑ 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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