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  • Torch Helsinki 1952

    Torch Helsinki 1952

    Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games Torch ©IOC
    Monday, January 18, 2010 1:21 PM | Photo
  • Summer Games Helsinki 1952 Medal

    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.
    Saturday, July 19, 1952 1:30 PM | Photo
  • Opening Ceremony Helsinki 1952

    Opening Ceremony Helsinki 1952

    Paavo Nurmi as the last torchbearer carrying the Olympic flame ©IOC
    Wednesday, January 6, 2010 3:13 PM | Photo
  • Lighting the cauldron (Helsinki 1952)

    Lighting the cauldron (Helsinki 1952)

    Paavo Nurmi lights the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony of the Helsinki Olympic Games ©IOC
    Wednesday, January 6, 2010 3:09 PM | Photo
  • Alain Mimoun (FRA)

    Alain Mimoun (FRA)

    It was at the 1956 Games in Melbourne that French runner Alain Mimoun finally became Olympic champion, winning gold in the marathon. A friend and rival of the great Emil Zatopek, he had finished second three times in Olympic races behind the “Czech locomotive”: in the 10,000m at the 1948 Games in London, then in the 5,000m and 10,000m at the 1952 Games in Helsinki ©Keystone
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 7:40 AM | Photo
  • Emil Zátopek (CZH)

    Emil Zátopek (CZH)

    Emil Zátopek is first to enter the stadium in the marathon at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki ©IOC
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:37 AM | Photo
  • OLYMPIC ASHENFELTER

    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
    Friday, April 24, 1953 10:00 PM | Photo
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