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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
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    Helsinki 1952-BLOMBERG Vanja (SWE).
    Monday, December 31, 1951 11:00 PM | Photo
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    Helsinki 1952-The delegations: Russia (URS).
    Friday, July 18, 1952 10:00 PM | Photo
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    Helsinki 1952-General view: the delegations.
    Friday, July 18, 1952 10:00 PM | Photo
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    Helsinki 1952-LEE Samuel (USA) 1st.
    Monday, December 31, 1951 11:00 PM | Photo
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