London 1948

New start only three years after end of the war

XIV. Olympic Summer Games
Date July 29 - August 14
Participants 59 nations
4,121 athletes
(355 women)
Sports 20
Events 136
Patron King George VI.
Visitors 1,247,000
 
Medal Tally
# Country G S B
1 USA 38 27 19
2 Sweden 16 11 17
3 France 10 6 13
4 Hungary 10 5 12
5 Italy 8 11 8
6 Finland 8 7 5
7 Turkey 6 4 2
8 Czechosloavkia 6 2 3
9 Switzerland 5 10 5
10 Denmark 5 7 8