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Dec 7, 1948

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Oct 2, 1948

A British ERA racing car, driven by G Ansell in mid-air during a crash

A British ERA racing car, driven by G Ansell in mid-air during a crash

Jul 31, 1948

Tebbs Lloyd-Johnson finishes third in the 50 kilometres walk at the 1948 London Olympics

Tebbs Lloyd-Johnson finishes third in the 50 kilometres walk at the 1948 London Olympics

Jul 31, 1948

Herb McKenley leads the field in the 400m

Herb McKenley leads the field in the 400m

Jul 31, 1948

Britain's John Mark lit the Olympic Flame to open the Games

Britain's John Mark lit the Olympic Flame to open the Games

Jul 31, 1948

The 3000-metres steeplechase is always a spectacular sight

The 3000-metres steeplechase is always a spectacular sight

Jul 31, 1948

Fanny Blankers-Koen dashed through the rain to win gold in the 200m. She also won gold in the 100m, 80m hurdles and 4x100m

Fanny Blankers-Koen dashed through the rain to win gold in the 200m. She also won gold in the 100m, 80m hurdles and 4x100m

Jul 31, 1948

The Guinness Sports Club Park Royal played host to the hockey

The Guinness Sports Club Park Royal played host to the hockey

Jul 31, 1948

Jamaica's Arthur Wint (122) took gold in the 400m ahead of team-mate Herb McKenley (90, silver) and USA's Mal Whitfield (136)

Jamaica's Arthur Wint (122) took gold in the 400m ahead of team-mate Herb McKenley (90, silver) and USA's Mal Whitfield (136)

Jul 31, 1948

Italy's Mario Ghella, pipped Britain's Reg Harris to gold in the men's 1,000 metres at Herne Hill

Italy's Mario Ghella, pipped Britain's Reg Harris to gold in the men's 1,000 metres at Herne Hill

Jul 31, 1948

Ibrahim Shams showed his class as he took gold in the the lightweight event

Ibrahim Shams showed his class as he took gold in the the lightweight event

Jul 31, 1948

Oivind Breiby showed his durability by taking this punch from Gerald Dreyer and still winning gold in the lightweight event

Oivind Breiby showed his durability by taking this punch from Gerald Dreyer and still winning gold in the lightweight event

Jul 31, 1948

The equestrian events were extremely popular

The equestrian events were extremely popular

Jul 31, 1948

The photo finish for the 1948 London Olympics 100-metres men's final in which Alastair McCorquodale (third from bottom) came fourth

The photo finish for the 1948 London Olympics 100-metres men's final in which Alastair McCorquodale (third from bottom) came fourth

Feb 5, 1948

Ernie Toshack

Ernie Toshack

Feb 3, 1948

Haydn Tanner

Haydn Tanner

Jan 3, 1948

Joe DiMaggio strikes a home run

Joe DiMaggio strikes a home run

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