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Gaston Godel (SUI)

The silver medal seen here belonged to Swiss athlete Gaston Godel, who came second in the 50km walk at the 1948 Games in London

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Winner’s medal London 1948

The obverse of the medal designed by Cassioli features a depiction of the goddess Nike (Victoria) holding a winner’s crown in her right hand. On her right, there is the inscription “XIVth / Olympiad / London / 1948” and a reproduction of the Colosseum in Rome. Unlike the reverse of the medal, this obverse would continue to be used after the 1968 Games in Mexico City
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Emil Zátopek (CZH)

Emil Zátopek during the 5,000m at the 1948 Games in London, chased by Switzerland’s Erik Ahlden, the future Belgian winner, Gaston Reiff, and Dutchman Willem Slijkhuis

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Relay London 1948

During the 1948 London Olympic Games Relay, the flame made a stopover in Lausanne. Here, we see it held by Maurice Duriaux as he left Mon-Repos Park in the town centre

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Opening Ceremony London 1948

British athlete John Mark, the last torchbearer of the Olympic flame, does a lap of Wembley Stadium and passes in front of the Organising Committee members

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Helsinki 1952-Medals ceremony: CREUS Julian (GBR) 2nd,DE PIETRO Joseph (USA) 1st, TOM Richard (USA) 3rd.
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