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  • News | London 1948

    Three medals for Micheline Ostermeyer

    Of all the proving grounds for future Olympic stars, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris does not rank high. It is one of Europe's great academies for music and dance, and yet it did deliver one of the great performers of the 1948 Games.
    31 Jul 1948 | London 1948, France, Athletics
  • News | London 1948

    Sweden were Olympic champions and Nordahl was a world star

    Football was increasingly a professional sport, which meant many of the best players from Western Europe and South America were denied places in the Olympic tournament. Among the teams fancied to do well, though, was Sweden, which included three brothers in their squad. These were Bertil, Gunnar and Knud Nordahl, a mechanic, fireman and policeman, respectively. It wouldn't be long before all three changed their status to professional footballers, but for the moment their focus was on Olympic success.
    30 Jul 1948 | London 1948, Sweden, Football
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