LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES 1948
Karoliina Grentsmann
C. R. Jakobson Gymnasium
Form 9c
Supervisor: Tiia Pukk
2012
FACTS ABOUT THE OLYMPIC GAMES
 Were held in London, England, the United Kingdom
 A record 59 nations were represented
 ...
ELECTION AS HOST CITY
 IOC awarded the 1944 Olympic Summer Games to
London
 World War II stopped the plans
 London agai...
ORGANIZATION
 Lord Burghley was named Chairman of the
Organising and Executive Committees
 Olympic pictograms were intro...
ORGANIZATION
 Male competitors stayed in Uxbridge, West
Drayton and Richmond
 Female competitors stayed in London colleg...
OPENING CEREMONY
 Army bands began playing in Wembley Stadium
 The Royal Family arrived
 The competitors entered the st...
MOST POPULAR SPORTS
 Athletics
 Basketball
 Cycling
 Football
 Gymnastics
 Lacrosse
 Shooting
 Swimming
 Wrestlin...
VENUES
 No new venues were built for the Games
 Swimming events were held undercover
 In 2010 the last remaining venue ...
PARTICIPATING NATIONS
 A total of 59 nations sent athletes
 The first time that the Philippines, India and
Pakistan comp...
MEDALS
 US won 84 medals
 Sweden won 44 medals
 France won 29 medals
 The host nation was 12th, with 23 medals, includ...
LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES
 Take place in London, England, the United
Kingdom
 From 27 July to 12 August, 2012
 The firs...
REFERENCES
 http://shrt.st/2cg7
 http://shrt.st/2cg8
 http://shrt.st/2cg9
 http://shrt.st/2cga
 http://shrt.st/2cgb
...
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London Olympic Games 1948

  1. 1. LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES 1948 Karoliina Grentsmann C. R. Jakobson Gymnasium Form 9c Supervisor: Tiia Pukk 2012
  2. 2. FACTS ABOUT THE OLYMPIC GAMES  Were held in London, England, the United Kingdom  A record 59 nations were represented  4,104 athletes, 3,714 men, 390 women  The host nation won 23 medals  Officially opened by King George VI  Opening ceremony 29 July, 1948  Closing ceremony 14 August,1948  Were held in Wembley Stadium
  3. 3. ELECTION AS HOST CITY  IOC awarded the 1944 Olympic Summer Games to London  World War II stopped the plans  London again stood as a candidate for 1948  Britain almost handed the 1948 games to the USA  London became the second city to host the Olympics twice
  4. 4. ORGANIZATION  Lord Burghley was named Chairman of the Organising and Executive Committees  Olympic pictograms were introduced for the first time  Three separate pictograms for the arts competition, the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony  Athletes were given increased rations  They ate 5,467 calories a day, instead of the normal 2,600
  5. 5. ORGANIZATION  Male competitors stayed in Uxbridge, West Drayton and Richmond  Female competitors stayed in London colleges  The first games to be held following the death of Pierre de Coubertin  The last to feature an arts competition
  6. 6. OPENING CEREMONY  Army bands began playing in Wembley Stadium  The Royal Family arrived  The competitors entered the stadium  At 4 pm the King declared the Games open  2,500 pigeons were set free  Olympic Flag raised to its 35 ft flagpole at the end of the stadium  The National Anthem was sung, the athletes marched out of the stadium
  7. 7. MOST POPULAR SPORTS  Athletics  Basketball  Cycling  Football  Gymnastics  Lacrosse  Shooting  Swimming  Wrestling  Weightlifting
  8. 8. VENUES  No new venues were built for the Games  Swimming events were held undercover  In 2010 the last remaining venue from the Games was saved when a new 15-year lease was agreed  Campaigners and users of the track had feared that it would be forced to close
  9. 9. PARTICIPATING NATIONS  A total of 59 nations sent athletes  The first time that the Philippines, India and Pakistan competed as independent nations  Germany and Japan were not allowed to send athletes to the games  Italy was allowed to send athletes  The Soviet Union was invited but they chose not to send any athletes
  10. 10. MEDALS  US won 84 medals  Sweden won 44 medals  France won 29 medals  The host nation was 12th, with 23 medals, including three golds
  11. 11. LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES  Take place in London, England, the United Kingdom  From 27 July to 12 August, 2012  The first city to host Olympic Games three times  10,500 athletes participating  302 events in 26 sports
  12. 12. REFERENCES  http://shrt.st/2cg7  http://shrt.st/2cg8  http://shrt.st/2cg9  http://shrt.st/2cga  http://shrt.st/2cgb  http://shrt.st/2chw  http://shrt.st/2chx  http://shrt.st/2chy  http://shrt.st/2chz  http://shrt.st/2cr8
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