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Encyclopedia > 1952 in sports

See also: 1951 in sports, 1953 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'.



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Auto Racing

Baseball

  • January 31: The Hall of Fame elects two new members: Harry Heilmann, with 203 votes, and Paul Waner with 195. Waner, a .333 career hitter, rapped out 3,152 hits and struck out just 376 times in 9,459 career at-bats. Heilmann was similarly skilled with the bat, winning four batting titles with the Tigers and finishing his career with a .342 average

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Golf

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Thoroughbred Horse Racing



Harness Racing



Ice Hockey



Skiing

    • The women's Olympic Gold Medal:
    • Downhill: Trude Jochum-Beiser, Austria
    • Slalom: Andrea Mead Lawrence, United States
    • Giant Slalom: Andrea Mead Lawrence, United States

Snooker

Tennis



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Sports Deep Background: Reference Detail (1033 words)
The Central Lenin Stadium, one of the largest sports complexes in the world, was constructed in 1955-1956 on a bend in the Moscow River near the center of Moscow.
From 1952 onwards, when the Soviets first sent a team to the Olympic Games, people in both countries enthusiastically kept track of whose athletes had won the most medals.
The final tallies for the rivalry are as follows: in the Summer Games between 1952 and 1992, the USSR won 445 gold, 356 silver, and 322 bronze medals for a total of 1123, while the USA won 410, 313, and 261, respectively, a total of 984.
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