Helsinki, 1952 Olympic Games

The 1952 Olympic Games were held in Helsinki, Finland. Helsinki were scheduled to host the Olympics in 1940 after Tokyo pulled out, however the Games were canceled altogether after the outbreak of WW2. Helsinki had to wait until 1952 to host the Games. The USSR joined the Olympics with a bang, being edged out by the USA in the overall medal count - 76 to 71 (see the 1952 medal count).


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