London 1948

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The official emblem of the London 1948 Olympic Games features the iconic "Big Ben" and the Houses of Parliament. The time is 4 o'clock- the planned start time of the Opening Ceremony.The emblem was chosen to symbolise a typically English setting that would also have significance for future generations.

Youngest champion

After only four months in the sport, American Bob Mathias won the decathlon. He was just seventeen at the time and remains the youngest athlete in Olympic history to win a men's athletics event.