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Encyclopedia > 1948 Winter Olympics
V Olympic Winter Games

Nations participating 28
Athletes participating 669 (592 men, 77 women)
Events 22 in 4 sports
Opening ceremony January 30, 1948
Closing ceremony February 8, 1948
Officially opened by Enrico Celio
Athlete's Oath Riccardo Torriani
Judge's Oath n/a
Olympic Torch n/a
Stadium

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These Games were the first in twelve years, as none were held during World War II. World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe...

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Medals awarded

Medal winners

At the 1948 Winter Olympics, three figure skating events were contested. ... In Ice hockey at the 1948 Winter Olympics, Team Canada returned to its dominance, winning their fourth Gold Medal out of the first five Olympic Games. ... At the 1948 Winter Olympics, four speed skating events were contested. ... At the 1948 Winter Olympics, a skeleton (or tobogganing) event was contested. ...

Medal count

Top medal-collecting nations:


(Host nation in bold.)

1948 Winter Olympics medal count
Pos. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 4 3 3 10
1 Sweden 4 3 3 10
3 Switzerland 3 4 3 10
4 United States 3 4 2 9
5 France 2 1 2 5
6 Canada 2 0 1 3
7 Austria 1 3 4 8
8 Finland 1 3 2 6
9 Belgium 1 1 0 2
10 Italy 1 0 0 1



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The Olympics organization is headed by a president, elected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) members for an initial period of eight years.
Alpine skiing, for men and women, has been part of the Olympic programme since 1948: the events are the downhill, the slalom, the giant slalom (since 1952), the super giant slalom or super-G (since 1988), and the combined event (downhill and slalom), which has been staged intermittently since 1936.
The skeleton event was first run in 1928, then again in 1948 after a gap, but was then abandoned as too dangerous a sport until its revival at the 2002 Games, when women took part in the sport for the first time also.
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