Monday, July 18, 2016

1948 summer olympics

London was host city for these games. they were the second city to host twice (Paris being the first). they were held from July 29 to August 14. 59 nations were in London for these games. one star was Dutch sprinter Fanny Blankers-Koen. nicknamed "the Flying Housewife", the mother of two won four golds in athletics. another was American Bob Mathais. the decathlete became the younges male to win a gold at 17 years old. Veikko Huhtanen of Finland won the most individual medals with 3 golds, a silver and a bronze in men's gymnastics. these were know as the austerity games due to food, petrol and building were still being rationed. athletes were housed in existing housing because building a new village was deemed too expensive. Olympic pictograms were used for the first time. Canada won three medals at these games (1s and 2b). tomorrow - the 1952 games. below on the left is the logo and on the right the poster of these games.

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