Olympic Games 1952 Helsinki

15th Olympiad


Sports: 19

Events: 149

National Teams: 69

Participants: 4,932

Winner Medals

Olympic winner medal 1952 Helsinki        Olympic winner medal 1952 Helsinki

1st Place: Gold Medal Material: Gilt Silver
Weight 68 gr
2nd Place: Silver Medal Material: Silver
Weight 68 gr
3rd Place: Bronze Medal Material: Bronze
Weight 59 gr
Diameter: 51 mm Design by: Prof. Guiseppe Cassioli,
Florence, Italy
* 22.10.1865  + 05.10.1942
    Mint: Kultakeskus Oy
Thickness: 3,3 mm Ribbon: None
Obverse: Female seated above stadium.
Reverse: Winner carried by jubilant athletes.
Numbers of Medals: Gold:     320                  Silver:   320                      Bronze:   320

Medal in presentation case


The medal-winners in the Prix des Nations team, 1952
In front is Chile`s team, Great Britain is in the middle and the U.S.A. on the right.

   Prize Medal 1952

The Prize Medal - design by Professor Cassiola - was the same as in the two preceding Games. The wording »XV Olympia Helsinki 1952» on the obverse side was designed by the Finnish artist Aukusti Tuhka. The committee appointed in 1949 to consider the standardisation of medals, emblems and badges had submitted a proposal for a new Prize Medal, but this was rejected by the I.O.C. Congress in 1951.

The number of Prize Medals struck was 960 (320 Gold, 320 Silver and 320 Bronze).

(Source document:   Official Report 1952,  page 111)


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