On this day: the 1948 Winter Olympics end

The 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland were the first Olympics since the Second World War. While competitors from twenty-eight countries participated, Germany and Japan were barred due to their actions during the war.

Here’s a picture of Barbara-Ann Scott of Canada and Hans Gerschwiler of Switzerland having fun doing pairs figure skating at the Games.

Scott_and_GerschwilerBarbara-Ann Scott of Canada and Hans Gerschwiler of Switzerland practice pairs figure skating before competition.1948winterolympics

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