£47.99. All swimming events took place at the Empire Pool.There was a total of 249 participants from 34 countries competing. There were 100,000 copies made, 50,000 large format and 25,000 small and regular formats. All the best photo and video highlights of Swimming at the London 1948 Summer Games Olympics, plus official results and medals by event and athlete. London 1948 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in London that took place July 29–Aug. In the foreground, the Olympic rings. The race became an annual event, and it was an early indicator for the future success of competitive swimming. Published finally in 1951, its emphasis was on content rather than form, with a more modest approach than previous editions. Athletes: 4,104 (390 women, 3,714 men) British Women’s Olympic swimming team, London, 1948. Swimming started its sporting journey in the mid-19th century, when the world’s first swimming organisation was formed in London in 1837. IN today's installment looking at previous venues for swimming at the Olympic Games, we look at the history of the pools hosting the 1932, 1948, 1952 and 1956 editions. At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, 11 swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. Great Britain Swimming at the 1948 London Summer Games Great Britain at the 1948 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games Next Summer Games. Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display All swimming events took place at the Empire Pool. London had been selected to host the 1944 Olympic Games before they were cancelled due to World War II. Program for the 1948 summer Olympics swimming events on 6 August 1948 in London, England. At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, 11 swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics – women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay; swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics – women's 200 metre breaststroke; swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics – women's 400 metre freestyle; Point in time: 1948: 51° 33′ 29.09″ N, 0° 16′ 58.69″ W. With temperatures around ninety degrees, the members of the British Women’s Olympic swimming team kept cool in the best manner possible on the day before the official opening of the Olympic Games. Olympic Memorabilia > London 1948. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals went to McLane, Marshall and Mitro respectively. This page provides the results of Women's 200 m breaststroke - London 1948 olympics - and access to all Swimming results in Olympic history. For the first time in Olympic history, diving and swimming were contested in a covered pool. He remains the youngest athlete in Olympic history to win a men’s athletics event. There was a total of 249 participants from 34 countries competing. She entered four sprint events and won all four. On the other hand, there were no athletes from Japan, Germany or the USSR. A year after the war ended, London was once again selected, this time to host the 1948 Olympics. On the obverse, the traditional goddess of victory, holding a palm in her left hand and a winner’s crown in her right. So after the hostilities ended in 1945, Lord Burghley, chairman of the British Olympic Council, went to the IOC to discuss the possibility of London being the site for the resumption of the Games in 1948. Programme Olympic Games LONDON 1948 - ATHLETICS 02.08.1948. (JAM) 1st, MACKENLEY H. (JAM) 2nd, WHITFIELD M. (USA) 3rd. The London Games were the first to be shown on home television, although very few people in Great Britain actually owned sets. Legendary hockey star Balbir Singh takes you back... to 1948! It is composed of the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament. All swimming events took place at the Empire Pool. They were an international multi-sport event which was held in London, England, United Kingdom. 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. London 1948-Opening ceremony: general view of the stadium, with the delegations and the release of doves. Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display. Official opening of the Games by: The general lack of resources for these first post-war Olympic Games had an impact on the official report, “The official report of the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad”. Cover pictures Big Ben and the Olympic rings, framed by ''London / XIVth Olympiad / 1948''. London 1948 Olympic Games. Bottom advertises price of ''ONE SHILLING'' and states ''OFFICIAL PROGRAMME''. The 1948 Summer Olympics featured 136 medal events, covering 23 disciplines in 17 different sports and in arts. 16 page program includes event information, score sheets and list of officials. 16 page program includes event information, score sheets and list of officials. Atlas » Learn more about the world with our collection of regional and country maps. London 1948-Opening ceremony in the stadium of Wembley: the Olympic flame is lightened by John MARK. Arsenal Stadium: Football: 73,000 Champion Hill: Football: 3,000: Craven Cottage: Football: 25,700 Empire Pool: Boxing, diving, swimming, water polo: 12,500 Empire Stadium: Athletics, equestrian (team jumping), field hockey (medal matches), football (medal matches) The dominant woman of the Games was sprinter Fanny Blankers-Koen of the Netherlands. There was a total of 249 participants from 34 countries competing. Start blocks were introduced to the track sprint events. Email to friends Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab | This listing has ended. WINT A. 1948 Olympics: Wild weather affects swimming trials Appalling conditions cause chaos at the final Olympic swimming trials in Scarborough How the outdoor pool in Scarborough appears today. In the foreground, there was the drawing of the statue of the "Discobolus" (classical icon of the discus thrower from Ancient Greece). John Mark (athletics), Olympic Oath by: £60.00. Daily Herald Archive at the National Media Museum 400m freestyle (M) Mexico 1968 1500m freestyle (M) Seoul 1988 200m breaststroke (W) Atlanta 1996 100m backstroke (W) INTRODUCTION Swimming has featured on the programmeof all the Summer Olympic Games. Media: n/a. ... Penguin Swimming: Alberta: PENGU [email protected] Age Group Club: Ponoka Pool Sharks Swim Club: Alberta: PPS [email protected] Age Group Club: Red Deer Catalina Swim Club: Alberta: RDCSC Program for the 1948 summer Olympics swimming events on 4 August 1948 in London, England. Programme Olympic Games LONDON 1948 - SWIMMING 03.08.1948. Donald Finlay (athletics). Despite shortages of essential products due to rationing, the city rose magnificently to the challenge - a true victory over dark times. £47.99. Valerie Davies, 100m backstroke swimming -BRONZE. List of venues of the 1948 Summer Olympics in London Venue Sports Capacity Ref(s). London 1948 Olympic Games. At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, 11 swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. The incredible dominance of Fanny Blankers-Koen. The hands of the famous "Big Ben" are pointing to 4 o'clock, the time at which the opening of the Games was planned- accompanied by the Olympic rings. London, Wembley Stadium, 29 July 1948, Opening Ceremony: last torch-bearer John Mark passing the Tribune of Honour, is applauded by members of the Organising Committee. Despite limited preparation time and after much debate over the need for a sports festival at a time when many countries were On the reverse, an Olympic champion carried in triumph by the crowd, with the Olympic stadium in the background. Valerie Davies, 4x100m freestyle swimming - BRONZE. Seventeen-year-old American Bob Mathias won the decathlon only four months after taking up the sport. 200 m breaststoke W - Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London - Results Volunteers: n/a Directed by Castleton Knight. Swimming - Olympic Games - 1948 Choice of a season : 2021 2016 2012 2008 2004 2000 1996 1992 1988 1984 1980 1976 1972 1968 1964 1960 1956 1952 1948 1936 1932 1928 1924 1920 1912 1908 1906 1904 1900 1896 Bottom advertises price of ''ONE SHILLING'' and states ''OFFICIAL PROGRAMME''. Denmark's Pernille Blume beat the favorites to win the 50 meters freestyle in 24.07 seconds on Saturday and give her country a first Olympic swimming gold medal since 1948. [1], Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}51°33′29″N 0°16′59″W / 51.5581°N 0.2830°W / 51.5581; -0.2830, "Swimming at the 1948 London Summer Games", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Swimming_at_the_1948_Summer_Olympics&oldid=1002308593, Swimming competitions in the United Kingdom, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 23 January 2021, at 20:35. Karoly Takacs was a member of the Hungarian world champion pistol shooting team in 1938 when a grenade shattered his right hand - his pistol hand. She won a bronze medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the 1948 London Games and was eliminated in the first round of the 200 metres. 1948 LONDON OLYMPICS . London 1948-Swedish women gymnasts demonstration, at Wembley. Hungary Swimming at the 1948 London Summer Games Hungary at the 1948 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games Next Summer Games. Swimmers l-r (lane1-8); Heusner (USA), Stipetic (Yugoslavia), Csordas (Hungary), Marshall (Australia), McLane (USA), Mitro (Hungary), Norris (USA), and Donald Bland (Great Britain). Countries crossed: Greece, Italy, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and United Kingdom. London 1948-Opening ceremony: John MARK (GBR) carries the Olympic torch, in front of the cauldron, in Wembley. Inevitably, things soon became competitive and, in 1846, the first swimming championship was held in Australia. Cover pictures Big Ben and the Olympic rings, framed by ''London / XIVth Olympiad / 1948''. The Organising Committee for the Games in Munich in 1972 broke new ground by having a different reverse which was designed by a Bauhaus representative, Gerhard Marcks. Total distance: 3 365 km Host City: London, Great Britain Date Started: July 30, 1948 Date Finished: August 7, 1948 Events for Great Britain: … At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, 11 swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. London 1948-Medals ceremony, general view. [1], 249 swimmers from 34 nations competed. The 1948 Olympic Games were the first to be shown on home television, a plan made by the BBC in early 1946 despite there being very few people in Great Britain who owned TV sets. £6.00 postage. All swimming events took place at the Empire Pool. London 1948-John MARK (GBR) carries the flame into Wembley stadium, in front of the audience and the officials. It takes up the theme of the emblem i.e. Greta Andersen, one of the most versatile athletes swimming has known, Travel back in time and see what London 1948 was like. Located not far from Wembley, it could house 8,000 spectators. His Majesty King George VI, Lighting the Olympic Flame by: N.B: From 1928 to 1968, the medals for the Summer Games were identical. It was produced only in English. the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament. The Games Organising Committee wanted a typically English emblem, but one that would have significance not only for the generation of that time, but for future generations as well. That allotment became official in March 1946, giving organizers just two years to prepare. 14, 1948. Host City: London, Great Britain ... Reference LLC and www.sports-reference.com are not sponsored by or affiliated with the Olympics, the United States Olympic Committee or the International Olympic Committee. Published finally in 1951, its emphasis was on content rather than form, with a more modest approach than previous editions. The Olympic Games had not been held in either 1940 or 1944 due to World War II, and London was called upon at short notice to host them. Starting blocks for athletes in sprint races were introduced for the first time, and the Empire Pool was the first covered Olympic pool to be used at the Games. Introduction of blocks to facilitate the start for athletes in sprint races (100m to 400m). With Robert Charpentier, Ted Husing, Glenn Morris, Jesse Owens. Documentary on the 1948 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad. 1948 London Olympics - "The Complete Guide" - Programme In VG Condition . The officials' oath at an Olympic Summer Games was first sworn in 1972 in Munich. At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, 11 swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. £6.00 postage. Number of torchbearers: 1 416 (sources may differ) The London Games were the 11th occurrence of the modern Olympic Games. The Empire Pool was the first covered Olympic pool in history. As its length exceeded the regulatory 50m for an Olympic pool, a wooden platform was constructed to shorten it and to house the judges and officials. Ceremonies. Thomas Richards, Marathon - … The hands of the famous "Big Ben" are pointing to 4 o'clock, the time at which the opening of the Games was planned. Many countries, including Burma, Ceylon, Lebanon, Puerto Rico, Syria and Venezuela, were represented for the first time. As its length exceeded the regulatory 50m for an Olympic pool, a wooden platform was constructed to shorten it and to house the judges and officials. Programme Olympic Games LONDON 1948 - ATHLETICS 06.08.1948. It was produced only in English. Official Oath by: Swimming has been part of the Olympic schedule since the ver… The new Olympic Channel brings you news, highlights, exclusive behind the scenes, live events and original programming, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. £7.20 postage. London, Wembley Stadium, 29 July 1948, Opening Ceremony: last torch-bearer John Mark passing the Tribune of Honour, is applauded by members of the Organising Committee. Events: 136 Takacs taught himself to shoot with his left hand and, 10 years later, he won an Olympic gold medal in the rapid-fire pistol event. Diane Foster – Bronze medalist in the 4×100 metres relay at the 1948 London Olympics Diane Foster, born March 3, 1928, is the only individual in this post that we know is deceased. The general lack of resources for these first post-war Olympic Games had an impact on the official report, “The official report of the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad”. NOCs: 59 There was a total of 249 participants from 34 countries competing. 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