Winter Olympics in 1948 was the jubilee, the fifth in a row.It was attended by 669 athletes, representing 28 countries.Largely on the organization of games left a mark policy.The International Olympic Committee is not allowed to participate in team competitions in Germany and Japan.The Soviet Union, which at that time began to appear in some sports in a leading position, sent a delegation of functionaries of the game.On return she reported - the Soviet Union in the Winter Olympics is too early to participate.
in St. Moritz has been played 22 sets of medals in 9 sports: skiing, ice hockey, figure skating, Nordic combined, bobsleigh, skeleton, skiing, skating and ski jumping.
In ski racing completely dominated the Swedes.They were the winners in all three disciplines - races 18 and 50 km, and the 4x10 km relay.In singles, only one bronze went to the Finns, who were second in the relay.Another bronze medal at the Norwegian relay team.
Hockey tournament win Canadians expected, but not without difficulty.Typing with the national team of Czechoslovakia same number of points and playing with them in a draw 0: 0, the gold medal Canadian hockey players got a better goal difference and missed goals.
ski disciplines in the hero was Frenchman Henri Oreille, who won two gold and one bronze awards.In jumping all pedestal occupied Norwegian skiers flying.The second place is occupied winner of the Olympic Games in 1932 and 1936 Birger Ruud.This courageous man for refusing to participate in sports and political events during the war, was imprisoned in a concentration camp.
Skaters Norway took the gold in three of the four disciplines represented at the Olympics.American Richard Button opened a new era in figure skating.In the long program he introduced acrobatic elements and jumps.Button became the first figure skater to have fulfilled the Olympic Games double axel.
Informal standings with 10 medals won, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.US Olympic team with nine medals ranked fourth.
Tip 2: How did the Olympic Games 1948 in St. Moritz
In 1948, three years after the end of the Second World War, the Olympic Games were resumed.This was a sign that peaceful life has returned in full.In particular, the Winter Games were held in Switzerland, in the town of St. Moritz.
In 1948 took place just two types Olympics - summer and winter.Winter were held in Switzerland.This small country has suffered from the war, as in a state of neutrality with Germany.
In the games attended by all 28 countries - twice less than in the summer stage.In particular, among these there was not one African country.This is because the traditional winter sports disseminated more locally, in addition to training athletes need significant resources.Soviet athletes participating in the games are not accepted because of the unresolved foreign policy problems.Germany and Japan were not allowed to games - their team were disqualified because of the aggression of these countries during the Second World War.At the same time, Chile and South Korea for the first time presented their team for the game.
sports at the Winter Games at the time was much less than today - only 9. The competitions were held in several types of cross-country skiing, bobsled, downhill skiing, skating and skeleton.Total has been played 22 gold, silver and bronze awards.
first place in the unofficial standings (10 medals) got the team in Norway and Sweden.These countries traditionally strong in winter sports, especially skiing and ski jumping.Slightly behind them to Switzerland.The US team became only the fourth and won 9 medals.Overall, awards were given to athletes 10 countries.
One of the most successful athletes of the event was Henri Oreille, French skier.He brought his country two gold and one bronze medal.But gold in ice hockey team won the team of Canada, which was expected, because hockey - is the national sport of the country.
women are attracted to more and more disciplines at the Olympics.In particular, the competition was organized for women in alpine skiing and figure skating.