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OLYMPIC ASHENFELTER

1952: OLYMPIC GAMES HELSINKI. THE 3,000M STEEPLECHASE FINAL WON BY FBI AGENT HORACE ASHENFELTER (998) SECOND WAS THE RUSSIAN VLADIMIR KAZANTSEV (436). (TD) Mandatory Credit: Allsport Hulton/Archive
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Helsinki 1952-Last torch relay, carried by Paavo NURMI(FIN).
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Summer Games Helsinki 1952 Medal

On the obverse, the traditional goddess of victory, holding a palm in her left hand and a winner’s crown in her right. A design used since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam , created by Florentine artist Giuseppe Cassioli (ITA - 1865-1942) and chosen after a competition organised by the International Olympic Committee. For these Games, the figure of victory is accompanied by the specific inscription: " XV OLYMPIA HELSINKI 1952 ".

On the reverse, an Olympic champion carried in triumph by the crowd, with the Olympic stadium in the background.
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Helsinki 1952-Paavo NURMI (FIN) lights the Olympic flame.
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Helsinki 1952-The delegations: Russia (URS).
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Helsinki 1952-Heikki SAVOLAINEN (FIN) swears the Olympic oath in the name of the athletes.
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