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Encyclopedia > 1952 Summer Olympics
Games of the XV Olympiad

Host city Helsinki, Finland
Nations participating 69
Athletes participating 4,925
(4,407 men, 518 women)
Events 149 in 17 sports
Opening ceremony July 19, 1952
Closing ceremony August 3, 1952
Officially opened by Juho Kusti Paasikivi
Athlete's Oath Heikki Savolainen
Olympic Torch Paavo Nurmi and
Hannes Kolehmainen
Stadium Olympiastadion

The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were held in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland. Helsinki had been elected as the host city over rival bids from Amsterdam, Athens,Lausanne, and Stockholm and five American cities: Chicago,Detroit,Los Angeles and Philadelphia on the 40th IOC session on June 21, 1947. Helsinki had been earlier given the 1940 Summer Olympics but they were canceled due to World War II. Image File history File links 1952. ... Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki City manager Jussi Pajunen Official languages Finnish, Swedish Area  - total  - land ranked 342nd 185. ... July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Juho Kusti Paasikivi (November 27, 1870 – December 14, 1956) was President of Finland from 1946 to 1956. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... There have been two notable persons by the name of Heikki Savolainen, both from Finland A two-time Olympic gold medalist (1907-1998) in gymnastics. ... Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-01-10, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Paavo Nurmi (June 13, 1897 – October 2, 1973) was a Finnish runner. ... Hannes Kolehmainen Johannes Petteri Hannes Kolehmainen (December 9, 1889 – January 11, 1966) was a Finnish long-distance runner. ... The Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis in Athens, used in the 2004 Summer Olympics. ... Categories: Buildings and structures stubs | Stadiums | Helsinki | Finnish sport ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki City manager Jussi Pajunen Official languages Finnish, Swedish Area  - total  - land ranked 342nd 185. ... Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 742,951(1 January 2005) Coordinates Website www. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína (IPA: )) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ... Lausanne (German: Losanen) is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman), and facing Évian-les-Bains (France) and with the Jura hills to its north. ... Stockholm panorama from the City Hall is the capital of Sweden, located on the south east coast of Sweden. ... This is the list of International Olympic Committee (IOC) meetings. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... The Games of the XII Olympiad originally programmed to celebrated between September 21 to October 6, 1940 were cancelled due to World War II. Originally slated to be held in Tokyo, Japan, but the Games were given back to the IOC, because the Second Sino-Japanese War broke out in... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II...

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Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-01-10, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Man Running - Edward Muybridge Horse Running - Edward Muybridge Running is by definition the fastest means for an animal to move on foot. ... Paavo Nurmi (June 13, 1897 – October 2, 1973) was a Finnish runner. ... Hannes Kolehmainen Johannes Petteri Hannes Kolehmainen (December 9, 1889 – January 11, 1966) was a Finnish long-distance runner. ... Nina Apollonovna Romashkova (Ponomaryova) (Russian:Нина Аполлоновна Ромашкова) (born April 27, 1929 in Sverdlovsk, Russian SFSR) was a Soviet/Russian discus thrower, the first Soviet Olympic Champion. ... Statue of discus thrower in Botanic Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark Alternate meaning: Discus fish The discus throw is an athletics (track and field) throwing event. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... West Germany was the informal but almost universally used name for the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 until 1990, during which years the Federal Republic did not yet include East Germany. ... A junior horse riding event at the Melbourne Show Equestrianism relates to the riding of horses. ... Image of a woman on the Pioneer plaque sent to outer space. ... Emil Zátopek   listen? (September 19, 1922 - November 22, 2000) was a Czech athlete and Olympic gold medalist in long distance running. ... Bob Mathias, popular name of Robert Bruce Mathias, (born November 19, 1930 in Tulare, California) was an American decathlete, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and a Congressman. ... A decathlon is a sportive contest made up of 10 events. ... Joseph Josy Barthel (April 24, 1927 - July 7, 1992) was a Luxembourg athlete, surprise winner of 1500 m at the 1952 Summer Olympics. ... Golden Team permanent exhibition, Budapest The Golden Team (in Hungarian: Aranycsapat) popular sobriquet for the record-breaking and world famous varsity Hungary national football team of the 1950s widely believed by many historians to be the finest national side ever in international competition. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... First international Czechoslovakia 7 - 0 Yugoslavia (Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August 1920) Last International Netherlands 2 - 0 Yugoslavia (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 25 March 1992) Largest win Yugoslavia 10 - 1 India (Helsinki, Finland; 15 July 1952) Yugoslavia 9 - 0 Zaire (Gelsenkirchen, Germany; 18 June 1974) Worst defeat Czechoslovakia 7 - 0 Yugoslavia (Antwerp, Belgium...

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

  • Hockey
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Rowing
  • Shooting
  • Swimming
  • Water Polo
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling
  • Yachting

// Milestones Emil Zatopek (TCH) won the 5 000m, the 10 000m and then went on to win a third gold medal in his first marathon, this perform is still unique up to now. ... Basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics was the third appearance of the sport. ... Final results for the Boxing competition at the 1952 Summer Olympics // Medals Results Flyweight (-51 kg) Bantamweight (-54kg) Featherweight (-57kg) Lightweight (-60kg) Light-welterweight (-63. ... // Medals Medallists Individual Dressage Team Dressage Individual Three-Day Event Team Three-Day Event Individual Jumping Grand Prix Team Jumping Grand Prix |} ... At the 1952 Summer Olympics, seven fencing events were contested. ... Gymnastics at the 1952 Summer Olympics was represented by 15 events: 7 for women and 8 for men. ... Final results for the Hockey competition at the 1952 Summer Olympics: Only a men competition occurred that year. ... At the 1952 Summer Olympics, 11 swimming events were contested. ...

Demonstration sports

  • Field handball
  • Finnish baseball

A demonstration sport is a sport which is played in order to promote itself during the Olympic Games (or other sporting events). ...

Medal count

(Host nation in bold.)

1952 Summer Olympics medal count
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 40 19 17 76
2 USSR 22 30 19 71
3 Hungary 16 10 16 42
4 Sweden 12 13 10 35
5 Flag of Italy Italy 8 9 4 21
6 Czechoslovakia 7 3 3 13
7 France 6 6 6 18
8 Finland 6 3 13 22
9 Australia 6 2 3 11
10 Norway 3 2 0 5
Further information: 1952 Summer Olympics medal count

This is the full table of the medal count of the 1952 Summer Olympics. ... Image File history File links Olympische_Ringe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States_(1912-1959). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... This is the full table of the medal count of the 1952 Summer Olympics. ...

Nations

Articles about Helsinki Summer Olympics by nation:

  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Monaco

Flag of Ghana Ghana competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland under the name of its former name, Gold Coast. ... Flag of the Saarland The Saarland competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. ... Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland under the IOC country code TRI. It was the second appearance of the Carribean nation, which made its debut in 1948. ...

See also

The International Olympic Committee is an organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin on June 23 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece between 776 BC to 396 AD. Its membership is 202 National Olympic Committees. ... The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates three-letter country codes to all National Olympic Committees and other groups competing in the Olympic Games. ... // Milestones Emil Zatopek (TCH) won the 5 000m, the 10 000m and then went on to win a third gold medal in his first marathon, this perform is still unique up to now. ...

External links

  • IOC Site on 1952 Summer Olympics
Olympic Games

Olympic sports
Olympic medalists
Participating NOCs
Olympic symbols
Medal counts For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... Image File history File links Olympic_flag. ... // Summer Olympics The following sports are currently on the program of the Summer Olympic Games. ... This article gives lists of Olympic medalists for those Olympic Games sports where such lists have been created in Wikipedia. ... The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates three-letter country codes to all National Olympic Committees and other groups competing in the Olympic Games. ... The Olympic symbols are various logos, icons, flags and symbols used by the International Olympic Committee for various aspects related to the promotion of the olympism around the world. ...

Summer Olympic Games

1896, 1900, 1904, 19061, 1908, 1912, (1916)2, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)2, (1944)2, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024 Poster for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. ... The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. ... The 1900 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the II Olympiad, were held in 1900 in Paris, France. ... The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, were held in St. ... The 1906 Summer Olympics, also called the 1906 Intercalated Games, were held in Athens, Greece. ... The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IV Olympiad, were held in 1908 in London, England. ... The Games of the V Olympiad were held in 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden. ... The Games of the VI Olympiad were to have been held in 1916 in Berlin, Germany. ... The Games of the VII Olympiad were held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium. ... The Games of the VIII Olympiad were held in 1924 in Paris, France. ... The Games of the IX Olympiad were held in 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, were held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany. ... The Games of the XII Olympiad originally programmed to celebrated between September 21 to October 6, 1940 were cancelled due to World War II. Originally slated to be held in Tokyo, Japan, but the Games were given back to the IOC, because the Second Sino-Japanese War broke out in... The Games of the XIII Olympiad were cancelled due to World War II. They were to have been held in London, United Kingdom. ... The Games of the XIV Olympiad were held in 1948 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. ... The Games of the XVI Olympiad were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. ... The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, were held in 1960 in Rome, Italy. ... The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. ... The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were held in Mexico City in 1968. ... The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ... The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Badge, released in the USSR The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow, USSR. Another candidate in the bid to organize the Olympics was Los Angeles. ... Audio samples composed by John Williams: Olympic Fanfare (1985) ( file info) 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Olympic Theme (1985) ( file info) 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Problems playing the files? See media help. ... The Games of the XXIV Olympiad were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... The Games of the XXV Olympiad were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The 2004 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, over a period of 17 days from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing in the Peoples Republic of China from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 p. ... The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will be held in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The 2020 Summer Olympics, what will be officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, is an international athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

Winter Olympic Games

1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)2, (1944)2, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games or the Olympic Winter Games, are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ... The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. ... The II Olympic Winter Games were held in 1928 in Sankt-Moritz, Switzerland. ... The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1932 in Lake Placid, New York, United States. ... The 1936 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1936 in the villages of Garmisch and Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany. ... The anticipated V Olympic Winter Games were cancelled due to World War II. They were to have been held in Sapporo, Japan. ... The anticipated V Olympic Winter Games were cancelled due to World War II. They were to have been held in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. ... The V Olympic Winter Games were held in St. ... The VI Olympic Winter Games were held in 1952 in Oslo, Norway. ... The VII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1956 in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. ... The VIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1960 in Squaw Valley, USA. Alexander Cushing, the creator of the resort, campaigned vigorously to win the Games. ... The 1964 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1964 in Innsbruck, Austria. ... See also: 1968 Winter Paralympics The X Olympic Winter Games were held in 1968 Grenoble, France and opened on February 6. ... The XI Olympic Winter Games were held in 1972 in Sapporo, Japan. ... The XII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria. ... The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. ... The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1984 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. ... The XV Olympic Winter Games were held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1992 in Albertville, France. ... The XVII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ... The XVIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... Neve and Gliz, the 2006 Olympics mascots, on display in Turin The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were held in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next Winter Olympics, scheduled to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010. ... The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games, will be celebrated in 2014, and are an international winter sports athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). ... The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, will be celebrated in 2018, and are an international winter sports athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). ... The 2022 Winter Olympics, formally called the XXIV Olympic Winter Games is an event that the International Olympic Committee has yet to organize. ...

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