1948 London
  • Duration:
    July 29-August 14
  • Nations Participating:
    59 NOC's
  • Events:
  • Competing Athletes:
    4,104 (3,714 men, 390 women)
  • Canadian Competitors:
    118 (100 men, 18 women)

Games of the XIV Olympiad

The 1948 Games were the first to be shown on home television. These Games were marked by the first participation of Communist countries and first boycotts. Many countries, including Burma, Ceylon, Colombia, Guatemala, Lebanon, Panama, Puerto Rico, Syria and Venezuela, were represented for the first time. On the other hand, there were no athletes from Japan, Germany or the USSR.

Canada won only three medals at the 1948 Olympic Games. Canoeists Douglas Bennett won silver in the C-1 1000m and Norman Lane won bronze in the C-1 10,000m. The women’s 4x100m relay team gave Canada its second bronze medal.

Olympic Oath (athletes): Donald Finlay (athletics)

Olympic Oath (officials): None

Olympic Oath (coaches): None

Lighting Olympic Cauldron: John Mark

Official Opening: King George VI

Canadian Medallists







SilverDouglas BennettCanoe-Kayak - SprintC-1 1,000m - Men -
BronzeNorman LaneCanoe-Kayak - SprintC-1 10,000m - Men -
BronzePatricia Jones, Nancy Mackay, Viola Myers, Diane FosterAthleticsRelay 4x100m - Women -

Flag Bearers

Olympic Club

Upcoming GamesSee All

2015 Toronto

2015 Toronto

Toronto was awarded the 2015 Pan American Games on November 6, 2009, defeating bids from Lima, Peru and Bogota, Colombia….

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level


  • Total: 15767 points
  • Earned this week: 6365 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level


  • Total: 14040 points
  • Earned this week: 4510 points

Benn Wood

Current Level


  • Total: 7811 points
  • Earned this week: 3375 points

Matthew Tully

Current Level


  • Total: 7350 points
  • Earned this week: 25 points

Mary Manna

Current Level


  • Total: 5621 points
  • Earned this week: 2041 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 379 points

Beckie Santavy

Current Level


  • Total: 5589 points
  • Earned this week: 858 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 411 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level


  • Total: 4526 points
  • Earned this week: 2416 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 1474 points

Blair Munn

Current Level


  • Total: 4139 points
  • Earned this week: 330 points
  • Next Level: Gold
  • Needed: 111 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,107 other followers