1948 London Summer

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  London was chosen for the 1948 Games for reasons similar to those that had chosen Antwerp in 1920: the desire to reward a heroic city. It was certainly a good feeling, although from an Olympic point of view it was quite debatable. According to the Olympic Charter, each organizer of the Games is required to make an official film. In London, in 1948, the Rank Corporation shot the first document in color.
Dates: July 29 - august 14, 1948
N.O.C. participants: 59
Number of sports: 17
Number of contests: 136
Number of athletes: 4104
Men: 3714
Women: 390
Volonteers: 0
Media: 65535
Opening: The king George VI
Oath: Donald Finlay
Number of torch bearer: 0
Last torch bearer: John Mark
Bids towns: Baltimore (USA), Lausanne (SUI), Los Angeles (USA), Minneapolis (USA), Philadelphie (USA).