Oslo 1952 Norway 14 - 25 February 1952

  • Host Nation Norway
  • Sports 4
  • Duration 14 - 25 February 1952
  • Competition Venues 9
  • Competing Athletes 694
  • Competing Nations 30
DAYS SINCE Oslo 1952
23,206 DAYS

About the Games

In 1952, the Olympics were held in Norway, the birthplace of modern skiing. The Olympic flame was lit for the first time at the birthplace of Sondre Nordheim, the pioneer of modern skiing, and then relayed by 94 skiers to Oslo.

Speed skater Hjalmar Andersen starred for the host nation, winning three gold medals. His winning margins in the 5000m and the 10,000m were the largest in Olympic history. Meanwhile, the 18km cross-country skiing title was won by Norway's national steeplechase champion, Hallgeir Brenden. These successes helped Norway end the Games at the summit of the medal table.

Medal Record

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Medal List