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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
  • 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
  • Gaston Godel (SUI)

    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 ©IOC
    Monday, January 4, 2010 2:09 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 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 ©IOC
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:49 AM | Photo
  • Tiger Belles

    Tiger Belles

    12th September 1960: The 'Tennessee Tiger Belles', the American athletic team who collected three gold medals in the 1960 Olympic Games, arrive at London Airport from Rome for the Commonwealth versus USA athletics meeting at White City. From left to right, they are Martha Hudson, Lucinda Williams, Wilma Rudolph and Barbara Jones. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
    Sunday, September 11, 1960 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Saint-Moritz 1948-Les Rousses

    Saint-Moritz 1948-Les Rousses

    Saint-Moritz 1948-Les Rousses, conditioning camp of the French (FRA) teams
    Tuesday, December 31, 1946 11:00 PM | Photo
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