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Helsinki 1952

Opening Ceremony 19 Jul 1952
Closing Ceremony 03 Aug 1952
Host City Helsinki
Country Finland
Nations Participating 69
Athletes 4955
Events 149
Sports/Disciplines 6

Description

Israel and the Soviet Union join the Olympic Games for the first time. Israel and the Soviet Union entered the Olympic Games for the first time, and fears that Cold War rivalries would lead to clashes proved unfounded. Particularly impressive were the Soviet women gymnasts who won the team competition easily, beginning a streak that would continue for 40 years until the Soviet Union broke up into separate republics.

ASIAN MEDAL STANDINGS

Country Total Rank By Total
Japan 1 6 1 8 1
Islamic Republic of Iran 0 3 4 7 2
India 1 0 1 2 3
Republic of Korea 0 0 2 2 3
Lebanon 0 1 1 2 3