Sports: 1952 Summer Olympics, Helsinki

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Name
Sports: 1952 Summer Olympics, Helsinki Gender: N/A
born on 19 July 1952 at 14:10 (= 2:10 PM )
Place Helsinki, Finland, 60n10, 24e58
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 26°44' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 29°32 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 03°42'



Helsinki Sports: 1952 Summer Olympics (postage stamp)

Biography

Finnish-hosted international multi-sport event held from 19 July to 3 August 1952 in Helsinki, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad. Helsinki is the northernmost city at which a summer Olympic Games have been held.

These were the first games to be held in a non-Indo-European language speaking country. They were also the Olympic Games at which the most world records were broken until they were surpassed by the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. The Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Thailand, and Saarland made their Olympic debuts at the 1952 Games. The United States won the most gold and overall medals.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with George, Pete (born 29 June 1929). Notes: Gold medal, Weightlifting -75 kg, USA
  • associate relationship with Grondelaers, Robert (born 28 February 1933). Notes: Gold medal, Team Road Race, Belgian
  • associate relationship with Nurmi, Paavo (born 13 June 1897). Notes: Lighter of the Olympic Flame

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from The Illustrated London News, Volume 221 (William Little, 1952): "Shortly after two o'clock in the afternoon of July 19, before a crowd of between 60,000 and 70,000 and while rain was falling, President Paasikivi of Finland declared the XV Olympic Games open."

Categories

  • Mundane : Sports : Sports contests (Summer Olympic Games)