|Luxembourg at the|
1952 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Luxembourg Olympic and Sporting Committee|
|Competitors||44 in 9 sports|
| Medals |
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
Luxembourg competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 44 competitors, all men, took part in 32 events in 9 sports.
Seven athletes, all male, represented Luxembourg in 1952.
Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)
Four fencers, all male, represented Luxembourg in 1952.
Joseph ("Josy") Barthel was a Luxembourg athlete. He was the surprise winner of the Men's 1500 metres at the 1952 Summer Olympics, and the only athlete representing Luxembourg to have won a gold medal at the Olympics. Besides athletics, Barthel also led successful careers in both chemistry and politics.
Luxembourg competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. The nation has competed at every Olympic games for a century, except the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
Italy competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 224 competitors, 197 men and 27 women, took part in 123 events in 19 sports.
France competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. 238 competitors, 189 men and 49 women, took part in 139 events in 21 sports.
France competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. 299 competitors, 197 men and 102 women, took part in 183 events in 25 sports.
Cuba competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. 164 competitors, 111 men and 53 women, took part in 84 events in 15 sports.
Hungary competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 189 competitors, 162 men and 27 women, took part in 107 events in 15 sports.
Differdange is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg, 17 miles (27 km) west from the country's capital. It lies near the borders with Belgium and France and it is located in the canton of Esch-sur-Alzette. With a population of around 26,000, Differdange is the country's third largest city. It is also the main town of the commune, and other towns within the commune include Lasauvage, Niederkorn, and Oberkorn.
Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 257 competitors, 213 men and 44 women, took part in 127 events in 18 sports. In 1952, they achieved their only gold medal during the last event of the last day of competition in Helsinki. Along with 1904 and 1996, this is Great Britain's lowest gold medal count.
Nigeria competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States.
Canada competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 107 competitors, 97 men and 10 women, took part in 74 events in 13 sports.
France competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. 201 competitors, 190 men and 11 women, took part in 100 events in 18 sports.
Luxembourg competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. 45 competitors, 42 men and 3 women, took part in 32 events in 8 sports.
Luxembourg competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 11 competitors, 10 men and 1 woman, took part in 22 events in 5 sports.
Pakistan competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 55 competitors, all men, took part in 43 events in 8 sports. They won their first medal at this level, winning the silver in the men's field hockey competition.
Jean Hamilius is a former Luxembourgish politician and government minister from the Democratic Party. He was born in Luxembourg City. He served as Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Public Works (1974–79) as well as Associate Minister for Foreign Affairs (1976-1979) in Gaston Thorn's government (1974–79). He sat in the Chamber of Deputies between 1969 and 1984, and in the communal council of Luxembourg City (1969–74). He was one of Luxembourg's six Members of the European Parliament from 1979 until 1981.
Jean-Fernand Leischen was a Luxembourgian fencer who competed in three Summer Olympic Games, competing in the men's individual and team épée events at each one. His best was result was fourth at the team épée event at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. In 2008 he was promoted to the rank of Chevalier in the Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. He also served as President of the Luxembourg Fencing Federation from 1961-1964.
The men's 1500 metres event at the 1952 Olympics took place between July 24 and July 26.
The men's épée was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics programme. It was the eleventh appearance of the event. The competition was held from 27 July 1952 to 28 July 1952. 76 fencers from 29 nations competed.
Jean "Johny" Fonck was a Luxembourgian athlete who competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. Competing in two events, he failed to advance beyond the first round in either the 110 or 400 metres hurdles events. He also played football as a midfielder, and appeared one time for the Luxembourg national team in 1940. He later worked as a manager. In July 2008 he was promoted to the rank of Chevalier in the Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and died later that month at the age of 87.
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