1952 Helsinki Summer

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  When Tokyo had to withdraw from the 1940 Games, the IOC entrusted the organisation to Helsinki. We know why they could not take place, so at the 1947 Congress it was decided to entrust the organization of the Games of the XV Olympiad to Helsinki. These took place with the arrival of Russian athletes for the first time.
Dates: July 19 - august 3, 1952
N.O.C. participants: 69
Number of sports: 17
Number of contests: 149
Number of athletes: 4955
Men: 4436
Women: 519
Volonteers: 0
Media: 65535
Opening: Juho Paasikivi, Republic President
Oath: Heikki Savolainen
Number of torch bearer: 0
Last torch bearer: Paavo Nurmi, Hannes Kolehmainen
Bids towns: Los Angeles (USA), Amsterdam (NED), Minneapolis (USA), Detroit (USA), Chicago (USA), Philadelphie (USA)