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Closing Days of the Olympic Games

The final few days of the 1948 London Olympics see an assortment of sports from a variety of venues.

Ceremony 1948 8 mins


Gaumont British News takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the last few days of the 1948 London Olympics, including the closing ceremony. There's weightlifting at Earls Court, the GB-India hockey final at Wembley, the 2000m tandem cycling final at Herne Hill, three-day eventing at Aldershot, boxing from the Empire Pool and more cycling at Windsor - with the winner congratulated by the Duke of Edinburgh. In typically sporting fashion, all the British contestants graciously let someone else win.