The 1948 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was held in London, United Kingdom from 29 July to 14 August 1948. — After a twelve-year hiatus caused by the outbreak of World War II; these were the first Summer Olympics held …
The XIV Olympic Games opens in London, 1948
A Boy Scout who fainted in the intense heat was the first 'casualty' of the 1948 Olympic Games. The temperature was in the nineties (32°C) as the sun blazed down mercilessly.
Start of the 50 km walk
Gold medalist William Grut of Sweden (foreground) competing in the running component of the modern pentathlon.