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XIVth Olympiad - The Olympic Games at St Moritz
Speed skaters brave the weather to race round the track at the 1948 Olympic Games in St Moritz, Switzerland.
Non-Fiction 1948 1 mins
There's certainly no shortage of snow as the speed skaters race not just each other, but the weather as well. The speed skating at the 1948 Games was held at the same rink that had been used for the 1928 Olympics. Switzerland's neutrality during WWII left many towns intact, including St Moritz. This made it a convenient choice for staging the first Games since the 1936 tournament in Berlin, and the first place to host the Winter Olympics twice.
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Tricky weather conditions cause some spills in the downhill and ski jumping at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St Moritz.
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