1952 Summer Olympics facts for kids

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Nations at 1952 Olympics
Teams at the opening ceremonies of the 1952 qames

The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were held at Helsinki in Finland.

Helsinki was chosen as the host city over Amsterdam, Athens, Lausanne, and Stockholm and five American cities: Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Philadelphia. Helsinki had been given the 1940 Summer Olympics, but they were cancelled because of World War II.

Participating nations

A total of 69 nations sent athletes to compete at the Helsinki games.

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