London is the first city to host a modern Olympics three times.
As the 2012 London Olympics enter the second week of competition, Chris Tye takes us back to 1948-the last time London hosted the Summer Games.
That year, the world was still recovering from World War II-a conflict that had forced the cancelation of the 1940 and 1944 Olympics.
Yet somehow, London pulled off the Summer Games and brought the world together in the name of sports.
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