1952
Helsinki
Finland

The 1952 Games were held in Helsinki, following the earlier cancellation in 1940.

Israel and the Soviet Union competed in the Games for the first time, with particularly successful performances by Soviet women gymnasts. Women competed alongside men in equestrian mixed events for the first time.

The National Archives’ collections on the 1952 Games include records on Soviet and Chinese representation at the Games.

3 records available

  • Anglo-Finnish sports relations; proposal for 250 Hungarians to attend Games.
    FO 371/100495
    Anglo-Finnish sports relations; proposal for 250 Hungarians to attend Games. FO 371/100495Preview
  • Reviews of Soviet press: covering happenings at the Games in USA, Britain, Europe and...
    FO 371/100898
    Reviews of Soviet press:  covering happenings at the Games in USA, Britain, Europe and... FO 371/100898Preview
  • Discussions with Lord Burghley on Chinese representation; admission of Chinese Communists...
    FO 371/99371
    Discussions with Lord Burghley on Chinese representation; admission of Chinese Communists... FO 371/99371Preview

Additional resources

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