Admission ticket (athletics)
Category: Printed matter
Vol. of production (copies):
Year of prod.: 1952
Object number: 0:480:016
Manuf. and place of prod.: Banknote printing house of the Bank of Finland
Method of prod.: printed
Material: banknote paper
Measurements: height 8.8 cm; width 11.1 cm
Description: Grey. The text: XV OLYMPIA HELSINKI 1952. Date: 26 VII 1952. Section: F 43. Number 1467. IV lk. [IV class] Picture: discus thrower.
Other information: Ticket to the track and field competitions in the Olympic Stadium on 26 July (on standing bleachers). There were four finals in the program of the day: men’s 1,500 metres (won by Joseph Barthel of Luxembourg), the decathlon (Bob Mathias, USA), women’s 200 metres (Marjorie Jackson, Australia) and women’s shot put (Galina Zybina, USSR).
A total of 1,376,512 admission tickets were sold for the Helsinki Olympic Games.