Tuesday, July 19, 2016
1952 summer olympics
Helsinki, Finland was host of these games. they ran from July 19 to August 3. 69 nations were at these games. these games had the most world records fall - until Beijing in 2008. the Soviet Union, People's Republic of China, Israel and Saarland (a part of Germany (the only games in which they were separate part of Germany) all participated for the first time. Sigfrid Edstrom's final Olympic games as president was here. Soviet Union's first gold came from Nina Romashkova in discus, and their women's gymnastics team wonthe first of eight consecutive games. Indonesia also made its first appearance at these games with three athletes. Paavo Nurmi and Hannes Kolehmainen each lit cauldrons. Nurmi lit the one inside the stadium while Kolehmainen lit the tower after it was relayed to him. Emil Zatopec of Czechoslovakia won the 5000m, 10000m and marathon. the marathon he had never run before until now. the U.S. topped the medal charts with 76, the Soviet Union with 71 and Hungary with 42. Canada won three medals (1g, 2s) at these games. tomorrow - the 1956 Olympics. below is the logo for the games.