The New York Times has compiled a stunning photo/audio gallery of U.S. Olympians from 1948. 1948 is significant because it was the last time London hosted the Olympics. This was after a 12-year gap due to World War II. London was still engaging in food-rationing and the city itself had endured years of bombings, and there were no new facilities built for neither the games nor the participants. We salute these aging Olympic athletes!
Go to the New York Times feature by going to http://bit.ly/1948Olympians.