1 9 4 8
one hundred thirty six
Sets of Olympic medals
were at stake in 1948
United Kingdom
Country
London
City
4104
Athletes
390
3714
Olympic Medals
1896 – 2016
all
Olympic Medals
59
Participating
Countries
RISING TO THE CHALLENGE

The outbreak of World War II meant the Olympic Games had not been held in either 1940 or 1944. London answered the call to host them at short notice in 1948 and put on a magnificent spectacle, despite the post-war rationing and widespread shortages of essential products. The Games were seen as a true victory during dark times and lifted morale across the globe.

Where do
the olympic medals go?
Table

Table

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Total
  • 38 27 19 84
    01 USA USA
  • 16 11 17 44
    02 Sweden Sweden
  • 10 6 13 29
    03 France France
  • 10 5 12 27
    04 Hungary Hungary
  • 8 11 8 27
    04 Italy Italy
  • 3 14 6 23
    05 Great Britain Great Britain
  • 8 7 5 20
    06 Finland Finland
  • 5 10 5 20
    06 Switzerland Switzerland
  • 5 7 8 20
    06 Denmark Denmark
  • 5 2 9 16
    07 Netherlands Netherlands
  • 2 6 5 13
    08 Australia Australia
  • 6 4 2 12
    09 Turkey Turkey
  • 6 2 3 11
    10 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
  • 3 3 1 7
    11 Argentina Argentina
  • 2 2 3 7
    11 Belgium Belgium
  • 1 3 3 7
    11 Norway Norway
  • 2 2 1 5
    12 Egypt Egypt
  • 2 1 2 5
    12 Mexico Mexico
  • 2 1 1 4
    13 South Africa South Africa
  • 1 0 3 4
    13 Austria Austria
  • 1 2 0 3
    14 Jamaica Jamaica
  • 0 1 2 3
    14 Canada Canada
  • 0 2 0 2
    15 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
  • 0 1 1 2
    15 Portugal Portugal
  • 0 1 1 2
    15 Uruguay Uruguay
  • 0 0 2 2
    15 Panama Panama
  • 0 0 2 2
    15 South Korea South Korea
  • 1 0 0 1
    16 India India
  • 1 0 0 1
    16 Peru Peru
  • 0 1 0 1
    16  Cuba Cuba
  • 0 1 0 1
    16 Spain Spain
  • 0 1 0 1
    16 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
  • 0 1 0 1
    16 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
  • 0 0 1 1
    16 Brazil Brazil
  • 0 0 1 1
    16 Iran Iran
  • 0 0 1 1
    16 Poland Poland
  • 0 0 1 1
    16 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
  • 0 0 0 0
    17 Afghanistan Afghanistan
  • 0 0 0 0
    17 Chile Chile
  • 0 0 0 0
    17 Greece Greece
  • 0 0 0 0
    17 Ireland Ireland
  • 0 0 0 0
    17 Lebanon Lebanon
  • 0 0 0 0
    17 Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • 0 0 0 0
    17 New Zealand New Zealand
  • 0 0 0 0
    17 Pakistan Pakistan
  • 0 0 0 0
    17 Philippines Philippines
map
136 Sets of Olympic medals
were at stake in 1948
25-30 medals
15-24 medals
10-14 medals
6-9 medals
3-5 medals
1-2 medals

map

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Total