The 1948 Olympic Games were also the first of two summer Games held under the IOC presidency of Sigfrid Edström. The event came to be known as the Austerity Games because of the difficult economic climate and rationing imposed in the aftermath of World War II.
Where was the 1948 Olympics held?
Which of these two countries were not invited to the 1948 Olympic Games in London?
Following world war two, the Olympics took on a greater political significance as participation came to symbolise political recognition and legitimacy. Germany and Japan were not invited to London because of their war-time roles, while the Soviet Union was invited but did not show up.
Did Germany compete 1948 Olympics?
Athletes from Germany (GER) have appeared in 27 of the 30 Summer Olympic Games, having competed in all Games except those of 1920, 1924 and 1948, when they were not permitted to do so. Germany has hosted the Summer Olympic Games twice; the 1936 Games in Berlin, and the 1972 Games in Munich.
When was the last Olympic held?
List of Olympic Host Cities
|Olympiad||Year||Host City, Country|
|XXX||2012||London, England, UK|
How much did the 1948 Olympic Games cost?
|Host City||Year||Total Costs|
|St. Moritz Winter Olympics||1928||CHF706,000|
|Los Angeles Summer Olympics||1932|
|Berlin Summer Olympics||1936||$30,000,000|
|London Summer Olympics||1948|