1952 Summer Olympics

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The 1952 Summer Olympics (Kesäolympialaiset 1952; Olympiska sommarspelen 1952), officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Helsinki, Finland, from July 19 to August 3, 1952.wikipedia
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The 1952 Summer Olympics (Kesäolympialaiset 1952; Olympiska sommarspelen 1952), officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Helsinki, Finland, from July 19 to August 3, 1952.
Helsinki was the World Design Capital for 2012, the venue for the 1952 Summer Olympics, and the host of the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest in 2007.

Soviet Union at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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The Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Thailand, and Saarland made their Olympic debuts in Helsinki 1952.
The Soviet Union (USSR) competed in the Olympic Games for the first time at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.

1940 Summer Olympics

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Helsinki had been earlier selected to host the 1940 Summer Olympics, which were cancelled due to World War II.
Helsinki eventually hosted the 1952 Summer Olympics and Tokyo the 1964 Summer Olympics.

Indonesia at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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The Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Thailand, and Saarland made their Olympic debuts in Helsinki 1952.
Indonesia competed in the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.

Israel at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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The Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Thailand, and Saarland made their Olympic debuts in Helsinki 1952.
Israel competed in the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.

Finland

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The 1952 Summer Olympics (Kesäolympialaiset 1952; Olympiska sommarspelen 1952), officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Helsinki, Finland, from July 19 to August 3, 1952.
The 1952 Summer Olympics brought international visitors.

China at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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The Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Thailand, and Saarland made their Olympic debuts in Helsinki 1952.
The People's Republic of China (PRC) sent a delegation to the Olympic Games for the first time at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.

Saar at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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The Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Thailand, and Saarland made their Olympic debuts in Helsinki 1952.
Having a recorded history of over 500 years of coal mining, the Saarland did donate a miner's safety lamp in which the flame of the torch relay of the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki could be carried safely aboard airplanes.

1984 Summer Olympics

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The People's Republic of China made its first appearance in a Summer Olympics since 1952, while for the first time the Republic of China team participated under the politically contrived name of Chinese Taipei.

List of IOC meetings

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Helsinki was chosen as the host city over bids from Amsterdam and five American cities at the 40th IOC Session on June 21, 1947, in Stockholm, Sweden.

Soviet Union national football team

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This and a return match in Ankara were the only officially recognised international matches played by the Soviet Union prior to the 1952 Summer Olympics, though several unofficial friendlies against Turkey took place in the 1930s.

Thailand at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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The Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Thailand, and Saarland made their Olympic debuts in Helsinki 1952.
Thailand competed in the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.

Football at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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The Football tournament at the 1952 Summer Olympics was won by Hungary.

Paavo Nurmi

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In 1952, he was the lighter of the Olympic Flame at the Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

Emil Zátopek

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Emil Zátopek (19 September 1922 – 22 November 2000) was a Czechoslovak long-distance runner best known for winning three gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

Wu Chuanyu

At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Wu was part of the 40-member delegation from the People's Republic of China.

Golden Team

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The Hungarians arrived at the 1952 Summer Olympics unbeaten for two years.

Argentina at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Argentina competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.

Handball at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Field handball was a demonstration sport at the 1952 Summer Olympics.

Nina Ponomaryova

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Less than a month after the 1952 Summer Olympics, on 9 August 1952 in Odessa Ponomaryova set a new world record at 53.61 m. In 1954 she won a European title, and in 1956 an Olympic bronze medal.

Josy Barthel

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He was the surprise winner of the Men's 1500 metres at the 1952 Summer Olympics, and the only athlete representing Luxembourg to have won a gold medal at the Olympics.

Pesäpallo at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Pesäpallo, the Finnish variant of baseball, was played as a demonstration sport at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.

Bob Mathias

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Mathias continued to fare well in decathlons in the four years between the London games and the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

Helsinki Olympic Stadium

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The reverse depicts part of the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, as well as a section of the 1952 500 markka coin.
The stadium is best known for being the centre of activities in the 1952 Summer Olympics.

Käpylä

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Additionally, the Olympic Village built for the 1952 Summer Olympics and another village for the cancelled 1940 Summer Olympics are located in Käpylä.