1948 Olympics: Events

The 1948 Olympics | Behind the scenes at the Austerity Games

1948 Olympics: Events

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A gymnast from the British Olympic team trains in Hyde park.

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A crowd watches a gymnast from the British Olympic team training in Hyde park.

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A sign painter at the 1948 Olympic village.

News | Olympic Town at Richmond Park

BROADCAST 1948
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Royal Park to provide accommodation for Olympic competitors.

Victoria and Albert Museum doorway.

News | Sport in Art Exhibition

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The art world celebrates the Olympics.

PM Clement Attlee.

A Broadcast by the Prime Minister | Rt Hon Clement Attlee welcomes Olympic Athletes

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'May the weather be fine, the events well contested and may records be broken.'

BBC camera in 1948.

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TV announces a new era of comfort for crews and better pictures for viewers

basketball player in action.

Olympic Teams visit Buckingham Palace

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Robert Jackson Robinson meets the Royal Family.

Reg Harris.

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The indomitable cycling champion recalls the 1948 Olympics.

Fanny Blankers-Koen.

Vintage Sporting Years | 1948

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Stuart MacPherson recalls the 'Austerity Games' of 1948.

Skyline along the Thames in London.

The Austerity Olympics

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Memories of the 1948 London Games.

A gold medal from the 1948 Olympics.

Last Word | Bert Bushnell

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Remembering the gold-medal winning rower.

Documents

Radio Times article about Televising the Olympic Games.

Radio Times - Televising the Olympic Games

WRITTEN 1948
1 Page

Exciting times for the new BBC television service.

Radio Times cover for the Olympiad, London 1948

Radio Times - XIV Olympiad London 1948

WRITTEN 1948
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What else is on besides the Olympics?

A Radio Times feature on the Television Commentators at the Olympic Games

Radio Times - Television Commentators at the Olympic Games

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The faces behind the voices commentating on the Olympic Games.

Galleries

A gymnast practising on the high bar.

1948 Olympics: Events

Capturing the action of the London Olympics Games.

A BBC television camera televises the action.

1948 Olympics: Opening Ceremony

Photographs taken at the opening ceremony of the Austerity Games.

The BBC's Olympic broadcasting centre.

Broadcasting the 1948 Olympics

How the BBC televised the Games.

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