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The 1948 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad, were held in London, United Kingdom. After a 12-year gap, because of World War II, these were the first Summer Olympics since the Summer Olympic Games of Berlin 1936. This was the second occasion that London had hosted the Olympic Games, the city had previously been the venue for London 1908, the 4th Olympic Games ceremony.

Voting results for the 1948 Summer Olympic Games
City Country Round 1
London Great Britain Internal selection
Baltimore United States
Lausanne Switzerland
Los Angeles United States
Minneapolis United States
Philadelphia United States

The event came to be known as the Austerity Games, due to the economic climate and post-war rationing. A record 59 nations were represented by 4,104 athletes, 3,714 men and 390 women, in 19 sports. Germany and Japan were not invited to participate; the Soviet Union were invited but chose not to send any athletes.

Medal table[]

Rank Country Gold.png Silver.png Bronze.png Total
1 United States 38 27 19 84
2 Sweden 16 11 17 44
3 France 10 6 13 29
4 Hungary 10 5 12 27
5 Italy 8 12 9 29
6 Finland 8 7 5 20
7 Turkey 6 4 2 12
8 Czechoslovakia 6 2 3 11
9 Switzerland 5 10 5 20
10 Denmark 5 7 8 20
11 Netherlands 5 2 9 16
12 Great Britain 3 14 6 23
13 Argentina 3 3 1 7
14 Australia 2 6 5 13
15 Belgium 2 2 3 7
16 Egypt 2 2 1 5
17 Mexico 2 1 2 5
18 South Africa 2 1 1 4
19 Norway 1 3 3 7
20 Jamaica 1 2 0 3
21 Austria 1 0 3 4
22 India 1 0 0 1
22 Peru 1 0 0 1
24 Yugoslavia 0 2 0 2
25 Canada 0 1 2 3
26 Portugal 0 1 1 2
26 Uruguay 0 1 1 2
28 Ceylon 0 1 0 1
28 Cuba 0 1 0 1
28 Spain 0 1 0 1
28 Trinidad 0 1 0 1
32 Panama 0 0 2 2
32 South Korea 0 0 2 2
34 Brazil 0 0 1 1
34 Iran 0 0 1 1
34 Poland 0 0 1 1
34 Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1

See Also[]

  • Logos - A collection of logos featuring this event.
  • Mascots - The official mascots of this Olympics'.
  • Torch - Information about this Olympics' torch.


Preceded by
St. Moritz 1948
Olympics
1948
Succeeded by
Oslo 1952
Preceded by
Berlin 1936
Summer Olympics
1948
Succeeded by
Helsinki 1952
Olympic Games
Summer Olympic Games
Athens 1896Paris 1900St. Louis 1904Athens 1906 (Intercalated Games)London 1908Stockholm 1912Berlin 1916Antwerp 1920Paris 1924Amsterdam 1928Los Angeles 1932Berlin 1936London 1948Helsinki 1952Melbourne 1956Rome 1960Tokyo 1964Mexico City 1968Munich 1972Montreal 1976Moscow 1980Los Angeles 1984Seoul 1988Barcelona 1992Atlanta 1996Sydney 2000Athens 2004Beijing 2008London 2012Rio de Janeiro 2016Tokyo 2020Paris 2024Los Angeles 2028Brisbane 2032
Winter Olympic Games
Chamonix 1924St. Moritz 1928Lake Placid 1932Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936St. Moritz 1948Oslo 1952Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956Squaw Valley 1960Innsbruck 1964Grenoble 1968Sapporo 1972Innsbruck 1976Lake Placid 1980Sarajevo 1984Calgary 1988Albertville 1992Lillehammer 1994Nagano 1998Salt Lake City 2002Torino 2006Vancouver 2010Sochi 2014Pyeongchang 2018Beijing 2022Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo 2026
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