Eleven events were contested, six for men and five for women. The United States won eight gold medals, including all six men's events, and 15 medals in total. At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, 11 swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. All swimming events took place at the Empire Pool. There was a total of 249 participants from 34 countries competing. Medal table Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total 1 United States (USA) 8 6 1 15 2 Denmark (DEN) 2 2 0 4 3 Netherlands (NED) 1 0 2 3 4 Australia (AUS) 0 2 2 4 5 Hungary (HUN) 0 1 3 4 6 France (FRA) 0 0 2 2 7 Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1 Wembley Arena (originally the Empire Pool) is an indoor arena, at Wembley, in the London Borough of Brent. It is located right next to Wembley Stadium. It was built for the 1934 British Empire Games, by Arthur Elvin, and originally housed a swimming pool, as reflected by its former name, Empire Pool. The pool itself was last used for the 1948 Summer Olympics. The building is used for music, comedy and family entertainment and for sport. The venue was renovated, along with Wembley Stadium, as part of the early-21st-century regenerat
on of the Wembley area. The arena refurbishment cost ?35m and the new arena opened to the public on 2 April 2006, with a concert by the English electronic-music band Depeche Mode. With 12,500 seats, it is London's second-largest indoor arena after The O2 Arena and third-largest indoor concert venue after the O2 and Earls Court Exhibition Centre, an exhibition hall which regularly stages concerts.Walter Steven Ris (January 4, 1924 Ц December 25, 1989) is an American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. Ris won two gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. He won a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. teams in the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay and the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay. He attended the University of Iowa, where he swam for the Iowa Hawkeyes swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1947 to 1949. He was the NCAA national champion in the 100-yard freestyle in 1948 and 1949. Ris was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1966. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and died in Mission Viejo, California.