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14/08/1948 The XIV Summer Olympic Games end in London

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XIVth Olympiad - London - 1948

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London Olympics 1948

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The Olympic Games (1948) | BFI National Archive

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London Olympics Aquatic events 1948

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A legendary 100-metre sprint at the London 1948 Olympic Games

The 1948 Summer Olympics was an international multi-sport event which was held in London, UK. After a twelve-year hiatus caused by the outbreak of World War II; these were the first Summer Olympics held since the 1936 Games in Berlin. A record 59 nations were represented by 4,104 athletes, 3,714 men, and 390 women, in 19 sports disciplines.
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    • Essentials 

    • Election as host city 

    • Organisation 

    • Opening ceremony 

    • Sports 

    • Athletics 

    • Basketball 

    • Boxing 

    • Canoeing 

    • Cycling 

    • Diving 

    • Equestrian 

    • Fencing 

    • Field hockey 

    • Football 

    • Lacrosse 

    • Modern pentathlon 

    • Rowing 

    • Sailing 

    • Shooting 

    • Weightlifting 

    • Political defection 

    • Media 

    • Venues 

    • Participating National Olympic Committees