Nightshift Sports is posting a series of feature length films on the Winter Olympics, starting with the 1948 Winter Games. The first several posts will be embedded…i.e. you can access the film just by clicking on the play button on this site. Others will require a click-to-link, which will take you away from this site. Why the International Olympic Committee will allow embeds for some of these films (and they are all “official” documentaries) and not for others is not known to us. We’re just glad they’re made available to view.
In a time before global warming, when the Winter Olympics were held in climate-appropriate locations, one of the most glamorous Winter Games was the 1948 event staged in St. Moritz. The competition was organized just three years after the end of World War II, and took place in one of the few spots in Europe that had not been devastated by the war: Switzerland. St. Mortiz was then–and remains–one of the world’s great playgrounds for the affluent–especially for winter sports. Here then, the full feature film on the 1948 St. Moritz Winter Olympics, from an era and competitive time that no longer exists.
The Fine Print: Film Embed courtesy of our friends at YouTube and the Olympic Channel and International Olympic Committee. The film has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. The Nightshift news site and Nightshift Sports are continually evolving experiments in news communications. The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading.