Title: 14th Olympic Games - London
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
33 
KPC#
C-18 
MICHEL#
35 
StanGib#
101 
Scott#
86 
Date of Issue
06/01/1948 
Quantity
100,000 
Denomination
10 (Old) Won 
Design
Olympic Torchbearer and Map of Korea 
Designer
Kim Yung-choo 
Image Area
25mm40mm 
Perforation
1111 
Sheet Composition
105 
Paper
White Japanese paper; Wave-line watermark
Printer
Korea Books Printing Co., Ltd., Seoul 
Description
1948 LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN

After an interruption of 12 years due to war, the Olympics return to London. Although the city was in a state of rebuilding and financially unable to build new athletic sites, the English found creative solutions. Housing athletes in schools, military camps and homes, they solved the problem of the absence of an Olympic village. In this way approximately 4,100 athletes and delegates from 59 countries were housed. An invitation was not sent to Germany or Japan. On the contrary, Singapore, Lebanon, Jamaica and Korea participated for the first time.

The track and field events were held at Wembley, where the female version of Jesse Owens, Dutch sprinter Fanny Blankers-Koen, a 30 year old mother, was the shinning star, winning 4 gold medals: 100m, 200m and 50m hurdles. Of the men, the show stopper was 17 year old Bob Mathias, winning the gold in the decathlon.