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1948 Winter Olympics

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V Olympic Winter Games
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Nations participating 28
Athletes participating 669 (592 men, 77 women)
Events 22 in 4 sports
Opening ceremony January 30, 1948
Closing ceremony February 8, 1948
Officially opened by Enrico Celio
Athlete's Oath Riccardo Torriani
Olympic Torch n/a

The V Olympic Winter Games were held in St. Moritz, Switzerland and opened on January 30, 1948. St. Moritz was also the site of the 1928 Winter Olympics.

These Games were the first in twelve years, as none were held during World War II.

Contents

1 Medal count

Highlights

A North American sweep in figure skating:

  • Dick Button became the first American to win a figure skating title for the United States, and also became the first figure skater to perform a double axel during an Olympic figure skating event.

Medals awarded

Medal winners

Medal count

Top medal-collecting nations:

(Host nation in bold.)

1948 Winter Olympics medal count
Pos. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 4 3 3 10
1 Sweden 4 3 3 10
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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
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Finland
1 3 2 6
9 Belgium 1 1 0 2
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Italy
0 1 0 1



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¹Not currently recognised as official by the IOC.     ²Cancelled due to war.

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