Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Kelly Family Sports Center Louis Track And Field
Location Notes:
LTB; Near Emergency Exit

Games of the XV Olympiad

Artwork
Identifier:
2008.287.1
Artist:
Helsinki, Finland
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster
Date:
1952
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 27.5 in Width: 19.5 in
Description:
Promotional poster for XV Olympic Games: Green statue of man running against tan/blue globe, Finland highlighted. Olympic logo in upper right, text along bottom.
Historical Context:
The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Helsinki, Finland, in 1952. Helsinki had been earlier selected to host the 1940 Summer Olympics, which were cancelled due to World War II. These were the first games to be held in a non-Indo-European language speaking country. The Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Israel, Thailand, and Saarland all made their Olympic debuts during these games.