Coverage of events XV Olympic Games held in Helsinki, Finland from July 19 to August 3, 1952 with the focus on events in which U.S. military personnel participated. The names of all United States Military personnel are shown at end of film.
Street scenes of Helsinki Finland in and around the stadium. Shows the Americans in the Parade of Nations. Shows Paavo Nurmi entering the stadium with the Olympic Torch and lighting the Olympic flame and release of doves. First American sweep was the 200 meter dash. Andy Stanfield breaks the tape with Baker Silver and Gathers Bronze.
Shows 800 hundred meter race and exciting finish. Shows long jump, pole vault, Eights, 100 meter backstroke, Weight lifting, Shows runner at start of pentathlon and several of the runners crossing the finish line.
Shows 110 meter hurdles, start of marathon run, 10,000 meter walk, shows runner finishing marathon sets new world record. Diving finals, Sammy Lee takes gold and is greeted by his wife. American and Russia basketball teams meets on the court. Scenes from boxing matches.