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Olympics History Timeline 1941 - 1950



Year Venue and Date Medal count Records Nations participating Athletes participating No. of Events News Main Events
1941            
1942          
1943          
1944             The anticipated 1944 Summer Olympics, what were to be officially known as the Games of the XIII Olympiad, were cancelled due to World War II.
1945          
1946            
1947            
1948 London, England

July 29 - August 14
United States finished in first position in the final medal rankings, with 38 gold medals and 84 medals overall.

Sweden finished in second position in the final medal rankings, with 16 gold medals and 44 medals overall.
  59 4099 136 in 17 sports The 1948 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad, were held in 1948 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Fanny Blankers-Koen of Netherlands is first woman to win 4 gold medals in a single Games. Bob Mathias of U.S., age 17, becomes youngest American Olympic decathlon champion.
1949            
1950         IOC grants provisional recognition to West German National Olympic team  
Year Venue and Date Medal count Records Nations participating Athletes participating No. of Events News Main Events


Olympics History Timeline 1931 - 1940

Olympics History Timeline 1951 - 1960

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