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St. Moritz 1948 Winter Olympics

The City of St. Moritz: St. Moritz is a resort town in Engadine valley in the Graubünden canton in Switzerland . In St. Moritz , Skiing and hiking are the popular pastime.

The world famous Cresta Run toboggan course is situated at St. Moritz . The Segantini Museum , the Olympic bob run and glacial landscape are the major tourist attractions of St. Moritz .

The Fifth Winter Olympics: The 1948 Winter Olympics were officially known as the V Olympic Winter Games. The games were held in St. Moritz , a resort town in Engadine valley in the Graubünden canton in Switzerland.

Venue: 1948 Winter Summer Games were held at St. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink in St. Moritz, Switzerland. St. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink is an outdoor stadium in ST. Moritz . The stadium was used as the venue for the events of ice hokey, speed skating and figure skating. The opening and closing ceremonies of the 1948 Winter Summer Games were also held in this stadium. St. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink was also the venue of the 1928 Winter Summer Games .

Participants: 669 participants from 28 countries competed in the 1948 Winter Summer Games . The countries were Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States and Yugoslavia.

Events: There were 22 events in 4 sports in the fifth Winter Summer Games in 1948. The sports were alpine skiing, bobsleigh, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping, speed skating and tobogganing (skeleton).

Medal Count: Norway and Sweden won 10 medals each in total ( 4 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze medals ). Switzerland, the host country also won 10 medals with 3 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals.

A Brief Description of the St. Moritz Winter Summer Games, 1948: The Fifth Winter Summer Games were held from 30 th January to 8 th February in St. Moritz , a resort town in Engadine valley, Graubünden canton in Switzerland. The games were officially opened by Enrico Ceilo. The athletes uttered Olympic oath led by Riccardo Torriani. The Winter Olympics scheduled in 1940 and 1944 were cancelled due to the outbreak of the World War II. Hence, the 1948 Winter Summer Games were the first in twelve years.

  1948 Winter Olympics Medal Table  
1 Norway 43310
2 Sweden 43310
3 Switzerland 34310
4 United States 3429
5 France 2125
6 Canada 2013
7 Austria 1348
8 Finland 1326
9 Belgium 1102
10 Italy 1001
11 Czechoslovakia 0101
12 Hungary 0101
13 Great Britain 0022

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