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1948 Sankt Moritz Winter Games

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Host City: Sankt Moritz, Switzerland (January 30, 1948 to February 8, 1948)
Opening Ceremony: January 30, 1948 (opened by President Enrico Celio)
Taker of the Olympic Oath: Bibi Torriani (athlete)
Closing Ceremony: February 8, 1948
Events: 22 in 9 sports

Participants: 668 (591 men and 77 women) from 28 countries
Youngest Participant: TUR Muzaffer Demirhan (15 years, 200 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR James Coates (53 years, 295 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): FRA Henri Oreiller (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 10 medals

Overview

The world returned to Winter Olympia after an enforced absence of 12 years. St. Moritz was chosen because all of the sites that they had used in 1928 were still available and the Swiss resort could organize the Games much quicker than any other city, with the possible exception of Germany's 1936 site, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which was not even considered. In fact, Germany and its Axis partner, Japan, were not invited to the Olympic Games in 1948 in either St. Moritz or London.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 4 3 3 10
2 Sweden 4 3 3 10
3 Switzerland 3 4 3 10
4 United States 3 4 2 9
5 Austria 1 3 4 8
6 Finland 1 3 2 6
7 France 2 1 2 5
8 Canada 2 0 1 3
9 Belgium 1 1 0 2
10 Great Britain 0 0 2 2
11 Italy 1 0 0 1
12 Hungary 0 1 0 1
13 Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Henri Oreiller (FRA) 2 0 1 3
2 Martin Lundström (SWE) 2 0 0 2
3 Trude Jochum-Beiser (AUT) 1 1 0 2
4 Gretchen Fraser (USA) 1 1 0 2
5 Åke Seyffarth (SWE) 1 1 0 2
6 Nils Östensson (SWE) 1 1 0 2
7 Gunnar Eriksson (SWE) 1 0 1 2
8 James Couttet (FRA) 0 1 1 2
9 Odd Lundberg (NOR) 0 1 1 2
10 Karl Molitor (SUI) 0 1 1 2
11 Erika Mahringer (AUT) 0 0 2 2
12 Micheline Lannoy (BEL) 1 0 0 1
13 Hedy Schlunegger (SUI) 1 0 0 1
14 Barbara Ann Scott (CAN) 1 0 0 1
15 Pierre Baugniet (BEL) 1 0 0 1
16 Nino Bibbia (ITA) 1 0 0 1
17 Dick Button (USA) 1 0 0 1
18 Bill D'Amico (USA) 1 0 0 1
19 Murray Dowey (CAN) 1 0 0 1
20 Frank Dunster (CAN) 1 0 0 1
21 Felix Endrich (SUI) 1 0 0 1
22 Sverre Farstad (NOR) 1 0 0 1
23 Orval Gravelle (CAN) 1 0 0 1
24 Patsy Guzzo (CAN) 1 0 0 1
25 Wally Halder (CAN) 1 0 0 1
26 Heikki Hasu (FIN) 1 0 0 1
27 Finn Helgesen (NOR) 1 0 0 1
28 Ted Hibberd (CAN) 1 0 0 1
29 Petter Hugsted (NOR) 1 0 0 1
30 Nils Karlsson (SWE) 1 0 0 1
31 André Laperrière (CAN) 1 0 0 1
32 Louis Lecompte (CAN) 1 0 0 1
33 Reidar Liaklev (NOR) 1 0 0 1
34 George Mara (CAN) 1 0 0 1
35 Pat Martin (USA) 1 0 0 1
36 Edy Reinalter (SUI) 1 0 0 1
37 Ab Renaud (CAN) 1 0 0 1
38 Ed Rimkus (USA) 1 0 0 1
39 Reg Schroeter (CAN) 1 0 0 1
40 Irving Taylor (CAN) 1 0 0 1
41 Frank Tyler (USA) 1 0 0 1
42 Nils Täpp (SWE) 1 0 0 1
43 Fritz Waller (SUI) 1 0 0 1
44 Max Houben (BEL) 0 1 0 1
45 Andrea Kékesy (HUN) 0 1 0 1
46 Antoinette Meyer (SUI) 0 1 0 1
47 Eva Pawlik (AUT) 0 1 0 1
48 Ken Bartholomew (USA) 0 1 0 1
49 Vladimír Bouzek (TCH) 0 1 0 1
50 Gustav Bubník (TCH) 0 1 0 1
51 Thomas Byberg (NOR) 0 1 0 1
52 Jaroslav Drobný (TCH) 0 1 0 1
53 Paul Eberhard (SUI) 0 1 0 1
54 Harald Ericson (SWE) 0 1 0 1
55 Fritz Feierabend (SUI) 0 1 0 1
56 Bobby Fitzgerald (USA) 0 1 0 1
57 Franz Gabl (AUT) 0 1 0 1
58 Hans Gerschwiler (SUI) 0 1 0 1
59 Přemysl Hainý (TCH) 0 1 0 1
60 Jack Heaton (USA) 0 1 0 1
61 Martti Huhtala (FIN) 0 1 0 1
62 Zdeněk Jarkovský (TCH) 0 1 0 1
63 Ede Király (HUN) 0 1 0 1
64 August Kiuru (FIN) 0 1 0 1
65 Stanislav Konopásek (TCH) 0 1 0 1
66 Teuvo Laukkanen (FIN) 0 1 0 1
67 Freddy Mansveld (BEL) 0 1 0 1
68 Bohumil Modrý (TCH) 0 1 0 1
69 Jacques Mouvet (BEL) 0 1 0 1
70 George Niels (BEL) 0 1 0 1
71 Lassi Parkkinen (FIN) 0 1 0 1
72 Miloslav Pokorný (TCH) 0 1 0 1
73 Václav Roziňák (TCH) 0 1 0 1
74 Birger Ruud (NOR) 0 1 0 1
75 Sauli Rytky (FIN) 0 1 0 1
76 Lauri Silvennoinen (FIN) 0 1 0 1
77 Miroslav Sláma (TCH) 0 1 0 1
78 Karel Stibor (TCH) 0 1 0 1
79 Vilibald Šťovík (TCH) 0 1 0 1
80 Ladislav Troják (TCH) 0 1 0 1
81 Josef Trousílek (TCH) 0 1 0 1
82 Oldřich Zábrodský (TCH) 0 1 0 1
83 Vladimír Zábrodský (TCH) 0 1 0 1
84 Vladimír Kobranov (TCH) 0 1 0 1
85 Resi Hammerer (AUT) 0 0 1 1
86 Suzi Morrow (CAN) 0 0 1 1
87 Jim Bickford, Jr. (USA) 0 0 1 1
88 Fredi Bieler (SUI) 0 0 1 1
89 Hanggi Boller (SUI) 0 0 1 1
90 Hans Bänninger (SUI) 0 0 1 1
91 Sky Carron (USA) 0 0 1 1
92 Ferdinand Cattini (SUI) 0 0 1 1
93 Hans Cattini (SUI) 0 0 1 1
94 John Crammond (GBR) 0 0 1 1
95 Wallace Diestelmeyer (CAN) 0 0 1 1
96 Don Dupree, Sr. (USA) 0 0 1 1
97 Bill Dupree (USA) 0 0 1 1
98 Hans Dürst (SUI) 0 0 1 1
99 Walter Paul Dürst (SUI) 0 0 1 1
100 Erling Evensen (NOR) 0 0 1 1
101 Fred Fortune, Jr. (USA) 0 0 1 1
102 Olav Hagen (NOR) 0 0 1 1
103 Emil Handschin (SUI) 0 0 1 1
104 Göthe Hedlund (SWE) 0 0 1 1
105 Tom Hicks (USA) 0 0 1 1
106 Sven Israelsson (SWE) 0 0 1 1
107 Pentti Lammio (FIN) 0 0 1 1
108 Heini Lohrer (SUI) 0 0 1 1
109 Werner Lohrer (SUI) 0 0 1 1
110 Reidar Nyborg (NOR) 0 0 1 1
111 Ralph Olinger (SUI) 0 0 1 1
112 Jeannette Altwegg (GBR) 0 0 1 1
113 Reto Perl (SUI) 0 0 1 1
114 Gebhard Poltera (SUI) 0 0 1 1
115 Ulrich Poltera (SUI) 0 0 1 1
116 Edi Rada (AUT) 0 0 1 1
117 Beat Rüedi (SUI) 0 0 1 1
118 Thorleif Schjelderup (NOR) 0 0 1 1
119 Otto Schubiger (SUI) 0 0 1 1
120 Bibi Torriani (SUI) 0 0 1 1
121 Hans-Martin Trepp (SUI) 0 0 1 1
122 Benjam Vanninen (FIN) 0 0 1 1
123 Olav Økern (NOR) 0 0 1 1

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