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IOC progress report for the XIV Olympiad

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/PREP/2
Dates of CreationJun 1947
Name of Creator Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad
Language of Material English French
Physical Description 1 file, 2 copies

Scope and Content

Progress report from the Chairman of the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad London 1948, submitted before the 40th Session of the International Olympic Committee, Stockholm, June 1947.

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England). Organizing Committee.
Progress reports

Corporate Names

International Olympic Committee ( 1894-)

Newsletters and bulletins for the XIV Olympiad

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/BUL
Dates of Creation1947-1948

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England). Organizing Committee.
Progress reports
Newsletters

Newsletters and press release

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/BUL/1
Dates of CreationJan 1947-Jun 1948
Name of Creator Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

Bound volume containing: typescript press release, January 1947; ‘Olympic Newsletter’, nos 1-11, June 1947-June 1948. Issued by the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad, both publications give regular updates on the preparations being made for the upcoming London Olympic Games. Volume also includes an ‘Olympic Information Sheet’, a typescript list of all the participating countries with a detailed timetable of events.

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England). Organizing Committee.
Progress reports
Newsletters

Agreements, licences and contracts for services for the XIV Olympiad

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/AGR
Dates of Creation1948-1950

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England). Organizing Committee.
Contracts

Agreement with the Olympic Games of 1948 Film Company Ltd

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Front page

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/AGR/1
Dates of Creation9 Mar 1948
Name of Creator Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad
Physical Description 1 file

Scope and Content

Signed Heads of Agreement between the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad and J Arthur Rank of the Olympic Games of 1948 Film Company Ltd, 9 Mar 1948.

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England). Organizing Committee.
Contracts

Personal Names

Rank, Joseph Arthur. ( 1888-1972) 1st Baron Rank British industrialist and film producer

Agreements and contracts with suppliers of services to the Olympic Games

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Agreement with John Gardner Ltd, 6 Jul 1948

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/AGR/2
Dates of Creation1948
Physical Description 1 file

Scope and Content

Agreements and extracts of contracts between the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad and various companies, organisations and schools supplying sporting venues, catering, housing, filming and publishing services for the London Olympic Games of 1948.

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England). Organizing Committee.
Contracts

Wembley Olympic commemorative plaques

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Letter from E B Christie, 4 Jan 1950

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/AGR/3
Dates of CreationMay 1949-5 Sep 1950
Name of Creator Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad; The Leeds Fireclay Company Ltd
Physical Description 1 file

Scope and Content

Agreements and correspondence between the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad and The Leeds Fireclay Company Ltd, relating to the design and installation of two tiled plaques commemorating the winners of the London Games of 1948, to be erected on either side of the Royal Archway, Wembley Stadium.

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England). Organizing Committee.
Contracts
Wembley Stadium (Brent, London, England : 1923-2003)

Licence from the Ministry of Food

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Licence, page 1

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/AGR/4
Dates of CreationMay 1948
Name of Creator Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad
Physical Description 1 file

Scope and Content

Correspondence and a licence from the Ministry of Food allowing restricted and rationed foods to be served in the Olympic competitors’ messes.

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England). Organizing Committee.
Food rationing -- 1940-1954
Contracts

Licence from Phonographic Performance Ltd

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Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/AGR/5
Dates of Creation4 Aug 1948
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Licence issued by Phonographic Performance Ltd to the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad authorising the use of performances by means of gramophone records for a period of five and a half hours in Windsor Great Park on 13 August 1948. [Note: the Cycle Road Race took place in Windsor Great Park on 13 August 1948 and was scheduled to run for at least 6 hours.]

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England). Organizing Committee.
Contracts

Financial records relating to the XIV Olympiad

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/F
Dates of Creation1947-1957

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England). Organizing Committee.

Indemnities against the cancellation of the XIV Olympiad

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Insurance policy, London and Edinburgh Insurance Company Ltd, 7 Jan 1948

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/F/1
Dates of CreationDec 1947–Jul 1948
Name of Creator Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad
Physical Description 17 items

Scope and Content

Insurance policies taken out by the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad in the event that the Olympic Games of 1948 should be cancelled.

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England). Organizing Committee.

Insurance policies for employees, visitors, livestock, buildings and transport

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Insurance policy, Glanvill, Enthoven & Co Ltd, 14 Jul 1948

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/F/2
Dates of CreationJul-Nov 1948
Physical Description 25 items

Scope and Content

Insurance policies taken out by the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad, to provide cover for employees, visitors, livestock, equipment, transport and buildings connected with the London Olympic Games of 1948.

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England). Organizing Committee.
Insurance policies

Voluntary liquidation of the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad company

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Notice of voluntary liquidation, page 1

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/F/3
Dates of Creation2 Jul 1952-4 Jan 1954
Name of Creator Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad
Physical Description 1 file

Scope and Content

Correspondence, notices, memoranda, financial statements and balance sheets, invoices, company returns and affidavits relating to the voluntary liquidation of the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad company. Much of the correspondence is concerned with payments due from purchasers of the ‘Official Report of the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad’.

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England). Organizing Committee.

Income Tax appeal

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/F/4
Dates of Creation29 Sep 1950-29 Jan 1951
Name of Creator Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad
Physical Description 8 items

Scope and Content

Correspondence and memoranda between members of the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad in regards to the company’s unsuccessful appeal to the Inland Revenue against the payment of income tax. Also letters discussing the delay in production of ‘Official Report of the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad’ due to a trade dispute with the publishers.

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England). Organizing Committee.

Second Income Tax appeal

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Letter from Farrer & Co, 31 Jul 1951

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/F/5
Dates of Creation24 Apr 1951-12 Nov 1952
Name of Creator Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad
Physical Description 1 file

Scope and Content

Correspondence and memoranda concerning the second appeal, made by the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad to the Special Commissioners of Income Tax, to be immune from paying income tax as the company, in their opinion, was non commercial in origin. [Note: paper acidic and brittle]

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England). Organizing Committee.

Torch relay of the XIV Olympiad

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/TOR
Dates of Creation1948, [2006]

Scope and Content

Photographs, newspaper cuttings and other material relating to the Olympic Torch Relay of the London Olympic Games of 1948.

Related Material

See also BOA/1948/PH

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England).
Olympic Torch Relay

Photographs of the Olympic Torch Relay

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/TOR/1
Dates of Creation17 Jul 1948

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England).
Olympic Torch Relay. -- 1948

Kindling the Olympic Flame

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/TOR/1/1-3
Dates of Creation17 Jul 1948
Physical Description 3 items

Scope and Content

Three black and white negatives showing a Greek girl, surrounded by an escort of young men, kindling the Olympic Flame at the ancient stadium in Olympia, Greece.

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England).
Olympic Torch Relay. -- 1948

Procession to Baron de Coubertin’s memorial

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/TOR/1/4-7
Dates of Creation17 Jul 1948
Physical Description 3 items

Scope and Content

Three black and white negatives showing a Greek girl, surrounded by an escort of young men, carrying the Olympic Flame in procession to Baron de Coubertin’s memorial where the Olympic Torch is lit.

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England).
Olympic Torch Relay. -- 1948

First Olympic Torch Bearer

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/TOR/1/8-10
Dates of Creation17 Jul 1948
Physical Description 3 items

Scope and Content

Three black and white negatives showing the first Olympic Torch bearer, Corporal Dimitrelis of the Greek Army, receiving the Torch and running the first leg of the Relay.

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England).
Olympic Torch Relay. -- 1948

Olympic Torch Relay

Reference Number(s)GB 2381 BOA/1948/TOR/1/11-12
Dates of Creation17 Jul 1948
Physical Description 2 items

Administrative / Biographical History

Two black and white negatives showing stages in the Olympic Torch Relay, including being carried over the water in a small boat.

Subjects

Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England).
Olympic Torch Relay. -- 1948