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1952 Summer Olympics

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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 and five American cities June 21 1947 on the 40th IOC session. Helsinki had been earlier given the 1940 Summer Olympics but they were canceled due to World War II.

Games of the XV Olympiad
Nations participating69
Athletes participating4,925 (4,407 men, 518 women)
Events149 in 17 sports
Opening ceremoniesJuly 19, 1952
Closing ceremoniesAugust 3, 1952
Officially opened byJuho Kusti Paasikivi
Athlete's OathHeikki Savolainen
Judge's Oath:-
Olympic TorchPaavo Nurmi and Hannes Kolehmainen
StadiumOlympiastadion
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Highlights

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Medal count

Top medal-collecting nations:
(for the full table, see 1952 Summer Olympics 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 Missing image
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USSR
22 30 19 71
3 Hungary 16 10 16 42
4 Sweden 12 13 10 35
5 Template:ITA 8 9 4 21
6 Czechoslovakia 7 3 3 13
7 France 6 6 6 18
8 Missing image
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Finland
6 3 13 22
9 Australia 6 2 3 11
10 Norway 3 2 0 5

See also

External links


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¹Not currently recognised as official by the IOC.     ²Cancelled due to war.
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