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Last Updated: Friday, 16 May 2003, 11:17 GMT 12:17 UK
London's 1948 Olympics

The Olympic torch is presented at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games opening ceremony at Wembley Stadium

Athlete John Mark carries the torch into Wembley Stadium as the Summer Games open on 29 July 1948

Fanny Blankers-Koen spints clear of the field to earn gold in the 80m hurdles

Holland's Fanny Blankers-Koen is the star of the Games, winning four golds including one in the 80m hurdles

Czechoslovakia's Emil Zatopek leads in the 10,000m

The legendary Czech Emil Zatopek grabs his first Olympic gold in the 10,000m

Egypt's goalkeeper Imam in action at Selhurst Park during the first round match against Denmark

The Olympic football tournament sees Denmark and Turkey involved in a first-round encounter at Selhurst Park

Karoly Takacs of Hungary wins the rapid fire pistol shooting event

Hungary's Karoly Takacs takes aim on the way to winning gold in the rapid fire pistol shooting event

A BBC television camera focuses on the athletics at Wembley Stadium

The 1948 Games are the first to be broadcast to the nation's homes with the BBC's cameras present at Wembley Stadium

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