Chad Sport wants your 1948 London Olympic memories

AS the excitement continues to build ahead of this summer’s London Olympics, Chad wants to hear from readers who remember the last time the capital hosted the Olympics way back in 1948.

After a 12-year break since the 1936 Berlin games, 59 nations and 4,104 athletes took their places at what became known as the Austerity Games, with the organisers having a paltry budget of just £70,000.

The Games opened on 29th July on a gloriously sunny day in front of 85,000 excited spectators and King George VI at the iconic Wembley Stadium.

Perhaps you remember the buzz of excitement in the build up to 1948, or can you remember magic moments from the Games as Britain came 12th in the medal table?

Or maybe you have a special memory of travelling to London to watch the Olympics. If so then Chad wants to hear from you.

Email stephen.thirkill@chad.co,uk or call 01623 450292 with your 1948 memories.