1948 Olympics: Too much heat, then too much rain
London in the spring and summer of 1948 was similar to this year: extremely wet. A June deluge had flooded the outdoor site of the British swimming trials, and diving trials were canceled when gale-force winds blew a woman off the springboard. When the Games arrived, heat and rain would each play a part in the events. Read related article.
Sources: BBC, Manchester Guardian, Associated Press, United Press International, Getty Images, UK Met Office, Washington Post archives, Sports Reference, Weather.com, "The Complete Book of the Olympics," by David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky. Bonnie Berkowitz and Todd Lindeman — The Washington Post.
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