Venues of the 1948 Summer Olympics

No new venues were built for the Games. A cinder track was laid inside Wembley Stadium and all other venues were adapted.[10] For the first time at the Olympics swimming events were held undercover, at the 8000 capacity Empire Pool. As the pool was longer than the standard Olympic length of 50 metres a platform was constructed across the pool which both shortened it and housed officials.[1] In 2010 one of the last remaining venues from the Games, the Herne Hill Velodrome where cycling events were staged, was saved when a new 15-year lease was agreed meaning that repairs could take place. Campaigners and users of the track had feared that it would be forced to close as it was in desperate need of refurbishment.[41] Wembley Empire Exhibition Grounds Empire Stadium Ц opening and closing ceremonies, athletics, equestrian (jumping), football finals, field hockey finals Empire Pool Ц boxing, diving, swimming, water polo Palace of Engineering Ц fencing Other venues Empress Hall, Earl's Court Ц boxing preliminaries, wrestling, weightlifting, gymnastics Harringay Arena, Harringay Ц basketball & wrestling Royal Regatta Course, Henley-on-Thames Ц canoeing, rowi

g Herne Hill Velodrome, Herne Hill Ц track cycling Windsor Great Park Ц cycling road race Central Stadium, Military Headquarters, Aldershot Ц equestrian (jumping), modern pentathlon (riding, fencing, swimming) Tweseldown Racecourse Ц equestrian (dressage, eventing) Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Ц football preliminaries Selhurst Park Ц football preliminaries Craven Cottage, Fulham Ц football preliminaries Ilford Ц football preliminaries Griffin Park, Brentford Ц football preliminaries Champion Hill, Dulwich Ц football preliminaries Green Pond Road Stadium, Walthamstow Ц football preliminaries White Hart Lane, Tottenham Ц football preliminaries Lyons' Sports Club, Sudbury Ц field hockey preliminaries Guinness Sports Club, Park Royal Ц field hockey preliminaries Polytechnic Sports Ground, Chiswick Ц field hockey preliminaries National Rifle Association Ranges, Bisley Ц shooting, modern pentathlon (shooting) Finchley Lido, Finchley Ц water polo preliminaries English Channel, Torbay Ц yachting Fratton Park, Portsmouth Ц football preliminaries Goldstone Ground, Brighton Ц football preliminaries Royal Military Academy Ц modern pentathlon (running)