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The 1948 Winter Olympics, officially known as the V Olympic Winter Games (French: Les Ves Jeux olympiques d'hiver; German: Olympische Winterspiele 1948; Italian: V Giochi olimpici invernali; Romansh: Gieus olimpics d'enviern 1948), was a winter multi-sport event celebrated in 1948 in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The Games were the first to be celebrated after World War II; it had been 12 years since the last Winter Games in 1936. From the selection of a host city in a neutral country to the exclusion of Japan
and Germany, the political atmosphere of the post-war world was inescapable during the Games. The organizing committee faced several challenges due to the lack of financial and human resources consumed by the war. These were the first of two winter Olympic Games
Olympic Games
under the IOC presidency of Sigfrid Edström. There were 28 nations that marched in the opening ceremonies on January 30, 1948. Nearly 670 athletes competed in 22 events in four sports. The Games also featured two demonstration sports: military patrol, which later became the biathlon, and winter pentathlon, which was discontinued after these Games. Notable performances were turned in by figure skaters Dick Button
Dick Button
and Barbara Ann Scott
Barbara Ann Scott
and skier Henri Oreiller. Most of the athletic venues were already in existence from the first time St. Moritz
St. Moritz
hosted the Winter Games in 1928. All of the venues were outdoors, which meant the Games were heavily dependent on favorable weather conditions.


1 Host city selection 2 Organizing 3 Politics

3.1 Impact of World War II

4 Events

4.1 Bobsled 4.2 Ice Hockey 4.3 Figure skating 4.4 Speed skating 4.5 Alpine skiing 4.6 Cross-country skiing 4.7 Skeleton 4.8 Nordic combined 4.9 Ski jumping 4.10 Demonstration sports

5 Calendar 6 Venues 7 Participating nations

7.1 Number of athletes by National Olympic Committees

8 Medal count 9 See also 10 Notes 11 External links

Host city selection[edit] The IOC selected St. Moritz
St. Moritz
to host the 1948 Games at the 39th general session in Lausanne, Switzerland, in September 1946.[1] The selection process consisted of two bids, and saw St. Moritz
St. Moritz
be selected ahead of Lake Placid, United States. St. Moritz
St. Moritz
was selected because it was located in Switzerland, which had remained neutral during the war, and also because it had already hosted a Winter Games in 1928. This made the organization of the Games simpler and more economical. Despite the existence of many of the venues, it was still a difficult task to organize a Winter Olympic Games
Winter Olympic Games
in less than 18 months.[2] Organizing[edit]

St. Moritz

Location of St. Moritz
St. Moritz
in Switzerland

The Comite Olympique (CO) was composed of local dignitaries and members of the Swiss National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
(COS).[3] They decided to separate into several sub-committees responsible for various aspects of the Games. These committees included housing and maintenance, venue construction, finances, and media and advertising.[4] The local committees worked very closely with the Swiss federal government and the IOC to ensure that the organization of the Games proceeded without hindrance.[5] Since no athletes' village existed from the previous Games, the athletes and officials were housed in hotels around the city.[3] It was very important for the committees to draw upon their experiences from the 1928 Olympics. Their selection of locations for the various events was contingent on the weather conditions as all the events were held outdoors.[6] Over 800 people were involved in reporting the news of the Games to the world.[3] Nearly 500 press credentials were issued by the Press Commission for the Games. Television would not make its Olympic debut until 1956. The coverage of the 1948 Games was split between newspapers and radio broadcasts.[7] The organizing committee had to provide technology, such as long distance telephone lines and telegraph services, to assist the press in communicating with their constituents.[8] Over 2,200 people were needed to provide all the services for the press, officials and athletes at the Games. These services included sanitation, security, and care of the venues.[8] Accommodating the influx of people into St. Moritz
St. Moritz
was a difficult task for the organizing committee. It was complicated by the mountainous region in which the community was situated. A massive project to improve the village's transportation infrastructure had to be completed prior to the Games. This included building and widening roads for vehicular traffic. Several train stations were built to accommodate the increased demands for public transit. They also had to increase the capacity of the city's sewers. All of the projects had to be approved by the Swiss government, and justified by its impact on the success of the Games.[8] To aid the organizing committee the IOC demanded that all participating nations provide lists of their athletes several months prior to the Games. Consequently, the Swiss knew exactly how many athletes and officials to plan for.[8] Politics[edit] Since these Games were the first since World War II they were given the name "The Games of Renewal."[9] Japan
and Germany
were not invited to these Games because they were still ostracized by the international community for their role in World War II.[10] Their absence was short-lived though, as they returned to Olympic competition in 1952.[11] The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
did not send athletes to the St. Moritz Games of 1948, but they did send ten delegates as observers of the Games to determine how successful the Soviet athletes would have been had they competed.[11][12] Impact of World War II[edit] Sapporo, Japan
had been the choice for the 1940 Winter Games.[13] In 1938 the Japanese decided to decline the invitation to host the Games claiming that preparations for the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
were draining the country's resources.[13] The IOC turned to the host of the 1936 Games, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which would make it the only city to host consecutive Games.[13] This became impractical when Germany
invaded Poland on September 1, 1939; subsequently Germany
withdrew its bid to host the Games. Finland believed it could host the Games and extended an invitation to the IOC, but the Soviet Union's invasion of Finland ended all hope of an Olympic Games
Olympic Games
in 1940.[13] The 1944 Winter Olympics had been awarded to Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy in 1939. As the war continued, this proved to be impractical and the second consecutive olympiad passed without a celebration of the Games. The IOC was presented with two possible host cities for the first post-war Games: Lake Placid, United States
United States
and St. Moritz, Switzerland. The IOC decided to award the Games to Switzerland, a neutral country, immediately following World War II, in order to avoid political posturing on the part of former combatants.[11] The impact of World War II was still being felt in 1948. The lack of financial resources and human energy made the organization of the Games challenging.[14] Athletes were also affected by a lack of resources. Many competitors arrived with little or no equipment. In one notable case, Norwegian skiers had to borrow skis from the American team in order to compete.[14][15] Events[edit] Medals were awarded in 22 events contested in 4 sports (9 disciplines).[16]


(2) (details) Skeleton (1) (details)

Ice hockey
Ice hockey
(1) (details) Skating

Figure skating
Figure skating
(3) (details) Speed skating
Speed skating
(4) (details)


Alpine skiing
Alpine skiing
(6) (details) Nordic skiing
Nordic skiing

Cross-country skiing
Cross-country skiing
(3) (details) Nordic combined
Nordic combined
(1) (details) Ski jumping
Ski jumping
(1) (details)

There were also two demonstration sports, military patrol and the winter pentathlon. Bobsled[edit] Main article: Bobsleigh
at the 1948 Winter Olympics Two sliding sports were contested at the 1948 Winter Games, the first was bobsled. A controversy erupted when it was alleged that the sleds of the United States
United States
team had been sabotaged. It was discovered that the steering wheels had been damaged.[17] After news broke of the apparent improprieties a truck driver stepped forward and admitted to having accidentally backed into the shed housing the bobsleds.[18] The accident however did not hinder the United States
United States
teams who won a bronze in the two-man event and a gold and a bronze in the four-man event.[19] The Swiss two-man teams placed first and second, which is the best possible results for the event since only two teams were allowed to enter.[19] The driver of the first place team, Felix Endrich, beat his coach, the driver of the second place team, Fritz Feierabend.[17] Ice Hockey[edit] Main article: Ice hockey
Ice hockey
at the 1948 Winter Olympics The ice hockey tournament was won by Canada, with Czechoslovakia second and Switzerland
third.[20] This was the fifth Olympic gold medal for Canada in hockey. The only team to beat Canada since hockey was introduced at the 1920 Summer Olympics
1920 Summer Olympics
was Great Britain at the 1936 Winter Olympics.[21] The tournament was almost cancelled when rival teams representing the United States
United States
arrived. An Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team was supported by the United States
United States
Olympic Committee (USOC), and an Amateur Hockey Association
Amateur Hockey Association
(AHA) team was supported by the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace
Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace
(LIHG).[14] The International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
ruled that neither team could compete, but the Swiss organizing committee allowed the AAU team to march in the opening ceremony, and the AHA team to play unofficially, without being eligible for medals.[22] Figure skating[edit] Main article: Figure skating
Figure skating
at the 1948 Winter Olympics Barbara Ann Scott
Barbara Ann Scott
became the first and only Canadian woman to win an Olympic gold medal in figure skating, when she won the competition at St. Moritz. Despite the distraction caused by a low-flying airplane during her compulsory routine, she was able to muster the focus to place first entering the free skate. The ice had been shredded the night before the free skate by two ice hockey games (the ice resurfacer had not yet been invented); nonetheless she was able to adjust her routine to avoid the potholes and emerge victorious.[23] Eighteen-year-old American Dick Button
Dick Button
completed the unprecedented North American sweep of the figure skating gold medals. He led the field after the compulsory skate and then won the gold medal by becoming the first person to ever complete a double axel in competition. Later in the 1952 Olympics, Dick Button
Dick Button
would win gold a second time.[24] His victory came at the expense of Swiss world champion Hans Gerschwiler
Hans Gerschwiler
who fell during the free skate.[25] Despite the mishap Gershwiler would win the silver medal.[26] Speed skating[edit] Main article: Speed skating
Speed skating
at the 1948 Winter Olympics The speed skating competition was held on the same rink that had hosted the events in 1928. At 1,856 m (6,089 ft) above sea level, the speed skating competition was held at the second highest altitude in Olympic history, only Squaw Valley in 1960 was higher.[27] The competition was dominated by the Scandinavian countries of Norway and Sweden who won nine out of the twelve possible medals. Scandinavians had done poor in speed skating events up until the 1948 Games. The reason for their success was that speed skating in Europe had come to a stand still during World War II. Only countries that were ancillary to the conflict had the resources to keep their speed skating programs intact.[27] The 500 meter race was won by Finn Helgesen of Norway. There was a three-way tie for second place between Norwegian Thomas Byberg and Americans Robert Fitzgerald and Kenneth Bartholomew. All three had finished in exactly 43.2 seconds.[19] Swede Åke Seyffarth
Åke Seyffarth
won a gold medal in the 10,000 meter race and a silver medal in the 1,500 meter race.[19] The 5,000 meter event was affected by weather. The twenty racers encountered both wind, sun, and snow in the course of the day's competition. Finally long-distance specialist Reidar Liaklev
Reidar Liaklev
from Norway prevailed.[28] Alpine skiing[edit] Main article: Alpine skiing
Alpine skiing
at the 1948 Winter Olympics Alpine skiing
Alpine skiing
made its Olympic debut at these Games.[9] A few events had been held at the 1936 Games but the St. Moritz
St. Moritz
Games featured a full slate of three men's and three women's alpine events.[9] Frenchman Henri Oreiller
Henri Oreiller
won a medal in all three Alpine events; gold in the downhill and combined, and bronze in the slalom.[19] He was one of only two athletes to win two gold medals at the 1948 Games,[29] and he was also the only athlete to win three or more medals.[19] Austria dominated the women's alpine events, winning five out of a possible nine medals. Trude Beiser was a double-medal winner, earning gold in the combined event and silver in the downhill. She was not the only female skier to win two medals though, United States
United States
skier Gretchen Fraser won gold in the slalom and took silver behind Beiser in the combined.[19] Austrian Erika Mahringer
Erika Mahringer
earned two medals by winning bronze medals in both the slalom and the combined.[19] Cross-country skiing[edit] Main article: Cross-country skiing
Cross-country skiing
at the 1948 Winter Olympics In cross-country skiing a total of 106 skiers from 15 nations competed in three events. The events were the 50 kilometer race, the 18 kilometer race and the 4 x 10 kilometer relay.[30] There were no women's events at the 1948 Games.[31] Martin Lundström of Sweden was the other athlete to win two gold medals when he won the 18 kilometer race and participated on the winning cross-country relay team. Overall Sweden won seven out of a possible fifteen medals in the Nordic events, including all three gold medals and a sweep of the 18 kilometer race. All fifteen medals were won by either Sweden, Norway, or Finland.[19] Skeleton[edit] Main article: Skeleton at the 1948 Winter Olympics Skeleton made its second appearance at the Olympics during these Games. It debuted at the 1928 Winter Olympics
1928 Winter Olympics
also held in St. Moritz. Skeleton was a form of luge, which had originally appeared in the St. Moritz region at the end of the 19th century.[9] American John Heaton won his second Olympic medal
Olympic medal
in the skeleton, he won his first 20 years earlier when he was 19 years old.[24] Italian slider Nino Bibbia
Nino Bibbia
won the gold medal. It was the first of his 231 career wins on the Cresta Boblsed track. One of the curves at Cesana Pariol, where the bobsled, luge, and skeleton events took place at the 2006 Winter Olympics
2006 Winter Olympics
in Turin, was named after Bibbia.[32] Nordic combined[edit] Main article: Nordic combined
Nordic combined
at the 1948 Winter Olympics The Nordic combined
Nordic combined
event had been contested at each Winter Olympics since 1924. Nordic combined
Nordic combined
required athletes to first compete in the open 18 kilometer cross-country ski race alongside the other cross-country competitors. Their times would be assigned a point value. Two days later the athletes would take two jumps off the ski jump hill. The jumps would be given a point value and the longest jump would be combined with their cross-country time to create a score.[33] Traditional Nordic combined
Nordic combined
power Norway was stunned at the 1948 Games when Finland's Heikki Hasu
Heikki Hasu
became the first non-Norwegian to win the event. In fact Norway did not even make the podium. Hasu's teammate Martti Huhtala took the silver and Sven Israelsson
Sven Israelsson
from Sweden won the bronze.[34] Ski jumping[edit] Main article: Ski jumping
Ski jumping
at the 1948 Winter Olympics The Norwegians swept the ski jumping event. Birger Ruud
Birger Ruud
had won the gold medal in the ski jumping event at both the 1932 and 1936 Winter Games. The twelve-year hiatus due to World War II meant that Ruud was 36 years old in 1948. He had retired from competition and was coaching the Norwegian team. However, when he arrived at the Games he decided to come out of retirement and compete one last time. Despite not having competed for several years he earned a silver medal.[35][36] Norwegian Petter Hugsted
Petter Hugsted
won the gold and teammate Thorleif Schjelderup won the bronze.[37] Demonstration sports[edit] Main articles: Military patrol at the 1948 Winter Olympics and Winter pentathlon at the 1948 Winter Olympics Two demonstration sports were held at the 1948 Games. Military patrol had been a demonstration sport at the 1924, 1928, and 1936 Winter Olympic Games. It entailed a combination of cross-country skiing and shooting at targets. Eventually the competition would be renamed Biathlon
and was made an official Olympic medal
Olympic medal
sport at the 1960 Games in Squaw Valley, United States.[38] Winter pentathlon involved five competitions: 10 kilometer cross-country ski race, shooting, downhill skiing, fencing and horseback riding.[39] This was the first and last time the event was held. Fourteen competitors took part in the event.[18] Calendar[edit]

All dates are in Central European Time
Central European Time

The opening ceremonies were held at 10:00 am on January 30 along with the initial hockey games and the first two runs of the two-man bobsled. The closing ceremonies were held at 4:00 pm on February 8. All of the medals were awarded at the closing ceremonies rather than immediately after the event as current tradition dictates.[40]

 ●  Opening ceremony     Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony

January 1948 February 1948 30th Fri 31st Sat 1st Sun 2nd Mon 3rd Tue 4th Wed 5th Thu 6th Fri 7th Sat 8th Sun Gold medals

Ceremonies ●

Bobsleigh   ●



Ice hockey                   ● 1

Figure skating

    ● ● ●


Speed skating

● ● ● ●


Alpine skiing

● ● ● ●

● ●


Cross-country skiing




Nordic combined



Ski jumping

● 1

Total gold medals

3 1 6 3

3 2 2 2 22

Cumulative Total

3 4 10 13 13 16 18 20 22


The Olympiaschanze
ski jump hill in St. Moritz

Main article: Venues of the 1948 Winter Olympics The Stad Olympique (Olympic Stadium) hosted the opening and closing ceremonies. The stadium was also used for speed skating, the figure skating competition and the medal games for ice hockey.[41] Most of the ice hockey games were held at the Suvretta and Kulm stadiums in St. Moritz.[41] Bobsled was held at the St. Moritz-Celerina Olympic Bobrun. Skeleton was contested on the Cresta Run
Cresta Run
track. Olympia Bob Run was built in 1897 and modernized for the 1948 Games while the Cresta Run
Cresta Run
was first constructed in 1885.[42] The ski jump competitions were held at Olympiaschanze
ski jump hill in St. Moritz. It was built in 1927 for the 1928 Games, and remained in use until 2006.[43] The alpine events were held on ski-runs in and around Piz Nair.[44] Participating nations[edit]

Participating nations

28 nations competed in St. Moritz, the same number as the previous Winter Games in 1936.[45] Chile, Denmark, Iceland, Korea, and Lebanon all made their Winter Olympic debut at these Games.[11] Germany
and Japan
were not invited because of their involvement in World War II. Italy, despite being an Axis power originally, was allowed to send athletes after their defection to the Allies in 1943. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
had been annexed by the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
in 1940, and would not compete again as independent nations until 1992. Argentina returned to the Winter Games after missing the 1932 and 1936 Games, and Australia and Luxembourg
did not compete in 1948, even though they had participated in 1936.

Participating National Olympic Committees

 Argentina (9)  Austria (54)  Belgium (11)  Bulgaria (4)  Canada (28)  Chile (4)  Czechoslovakia (47)  Denmark (2)  Finland (24)  France (36)  Great Britain (55)  Greece (1)  Hungary (22)  Iceland (4)  Italy (57)  South Korea (3)  Lebanon (2)  Liechtenstein (10)  Netherlands (4)  Norway (49)  Poland (29)  Romania (7)  Spain (6)  Sweden (43)  Switzerland (70) (host)  Turkey (4)  United States (69)  Yugoslavia (17)

Number of athletes by National Olympic Committees[edit]

IOC Country Athletes

SUI  Switzerland 70

USA  United States 69

ITA  Italy 57

AUT  Austria 54

NOR  Norway 49

TCH  Czechoslovakia 47

SWE  Sweden 43

POL  Poland 29

CAN  Canada 28

FIN  Finland 24

HUN  Hungary 22

YUG  Yugoslavia 17

BEL  Belgium 11

LIE  Liechtenstein 10

ARG  Argentina 9

ROU  Romania 7

ESP  Spain 6

BUL  Bulgaria 4

CHI  Chile 4

ISL  Iceland 4

NED  Netherlands 4

TUR  Turkey 4

KOR  South Korea 3

DEN  Denmark 2

LIB  Lebanon 2

Total 669

Medal count[edit] Main article: 1948 Winter Olympics
1948 Winter Olympics
medal table These are the top ten nations that won medals at the 1948 Winter Games.[46]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total

1  Norway 4 3 3 10

 Sweden 4 3 3 10

3  Switzerland 3 4 3 10

4  United States 3 4 2 9

5  France 2 1 2 5

6  Canada 2 0 1 3

7  Austria 1 3 4 8

8  Finland 1 3 2 6

9  Belgium 1 1 0 2

10  Italy 1 0 0 1

11  Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1

 Hungary 0 1 0 1

13  Great Britain 0 0 2 2

Total 22 24 22 68

See also[edit]

List of 1948 Winter Olympics
1948 Winter Olympics
medal winners

Olympics portal

1948 Summer Olympics

Winter Olympic Games Olympic Games International Olympic Committee List of IOC country codes


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