The 1948 Olympics | Behind the scenes at the Austerity Games
CHANNEL | Unknown
RECORDED | circa August 1948
DURATION | 3 minutes 13 seconds
The Texan basketball player recounts his visit to Buckingham Palace and describes the difficulty he experienced in working out the correct way to end the conversation with King George.
Robinson and his team won the gold medal for basketball in the 1948 Olympics, beating France in the final. Later, the athlete went on to become Reverend Robinson and completed part of his studies in theology at Edinburgh University.
Royal Park to provide accommodation for Olympic competitors.
The art world celebrates the Olympics.
'May the weather be fine, the events well contested and may records be broken.'
TV announces a new era of comfort for crews and better pictures for viewers
Robert Jackson Robinson meets the Royal Family.
The indomitable cycling champion recalls the 1948 Olympics.
Stuart MacPherson recalls the 'Austerity Games' of 1948.
Memories of the 1948 London Games.
Remembering the gold-medal winning rower.
Exciting times for the new BBC television service.
What else is on besides the Olympics?
The faces behind the voices commentating on the Olympic Games.
Capturing the action of the London Olympics Games.
Photographs taken at the opening ceremony of the Austerity Games.
How the BBC televised the Games.
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