The 1948 Games were notable for their firsts.
Countries such as Burma, Ceylon, Lebanon, Puerto Rico, Syria and Venezuela, were represented for the first time.
Starting blocks made their first appearance in 100m to 400m athletic sprints and the Empire Pool - big enough to house 8.500 spectators - was the first covered Olympic swimming pool.
Its length exceeded the regulatory 50m for an Olympic pool, so a wooden platform was constructed to shorten it - and to house the judges and officials.
The design on this stylish v-neck features two instantly recognisable images - Big Ben and the Olympic rings.
Each purchase supports the Olympic Movement – meaning you can look and feel good knowing your purchase helps the world's greatest sporting event.