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  • London 1948

    London 1948

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  • Winner’s medal London 1948

    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 ©IOC
    Monday, January 4, 2010 2:05 PM | Photo
  • Summer Games London 1948 Medal

    Summer Games London 1948 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: XIVth OLYMPIAD LONDON 1948 ". On the reverse, an Olympic champion carried in triumph by the crowd, with the Olympic stadium in the background.
    Thursday, July 29, 1948 1:30 PM | Photo
  • Relay London 1948

    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 ©IOC
    Wednesday, January 6, 2010 2:04 PM | Photo
  • Opening Ceremony London 1948

    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 ©IOC
    Wednesday, January 6, 2010 2:11 PM | Photo
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    London 1948-Athletes warming up.
    Wednesday, December 31, 1947 11:00 PM | Photo
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    London 1948-DAVIS John Henry (USA) 1st.
    Wednesday, December 31, 1947 11:00 PM | Photo
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    London 1948-OSTERMEYER Micheline (FRA) 1st.
    Tuesday, August 3, 1948 10:00 PM | Photo
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    London 1948-OSTERMEYER Micheline (FRA) 1st.
    Thursday, July 29, 1948 10:00 PM | Photo
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