Helsinki, 1952 Olympic Games

1952 Olympic Games PosterThe 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 U.S. edged out the U.S.S.R. in the overall medal count - 76 to 71. See the 1952 medal count.


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