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London 1948 - Key facts

Dates

July 29-August 14

Other candidate cities

Baltimore, Lausanne, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Philadelphia

Participants

4,104 (390 women)

Participating nations

59

Sports

17

Events

136

Medals awarded

413

IOC president

Sigfrid Edstrom (Sweden)

Games officially opened by

George VI

Last relay bearer of the Olympic torch

John Mark (athletics)

Olympic flame lit by

John Mark (athletics)

Olympic oath read by

Commander Donald Finlay (athletics)

TV rights

1000 guineas (3000 dollars)

Accredited journalists

1364


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