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Encyclopedia > 1912 Summer Olympics
Games of the V Olympiad

Host city Stockholm, Sweden
Nations participating 28
Athletes participating 2,407 (2,359 men, 48 women)
Events 102 in 14 sports
Opening ceremony May 5
Closing ceremony July 22
Officially opened by Gustav V of Sweden
Stadium Stockholms Olympiastadion

The 1912 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the V Olympiad, were held in 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden. For the first time, competitors in the Games came from all five continents symbolized in the Olympic rings. It was also the last time that solid gold medals were awarded; modern medals are usually gold coated silver. The main arena was Stockholms Olympiastadion. Image by Olle Hjortsberg. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... // is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Gustaf V (Oscar Gustaf Adolf) (June 16, 1858 – October 29, 1950) was King of Sweden from 1907 until his death. ... Montreals Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. ... Stockholms Olympiastadion as seen at the opening of the 1912 Summer Olympics. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... Dymaxion map by Buckminster Fuller shows land mass with minimal distortion as only one continuous continent A continent (Latin continere, to hold together) is a large continuous mass of land on the planet Earth. ... Stockholms Olympiastadion as seen at the opening of the 1912 Summer Olympics. ...


A winter sports week for the 1912 Games featuring figure skating were rejected by organizers because they wanted to promote the Nordic Games, a quadrennial sporting event, instead. The Nordic Games was the first international multi-sport event that focused primarily on winter sports, and was held at varying intervals between 1901 and 1926. ...

Contents

Highlights

Opening Ceremony
Jim Thorpe in action at the 1912 Olympics.
  • Francisco Lázaro, a Portuguese runner died from the heat while running the marathon, the first athlete in the history of the modern Olympics to die during competition.
  • American Jim Thorpe won the pentathlon and the newly created decathlon. He was disqualified because of violation of principles of amateurism, but was rehabilitated in 1982.
  • Swedish marksman Oscar Swahn became the oldest Olympic gold medalist (up to that time), at the age of 64, in the deer-shooting event.
  • Women's events in swimming and diving were introduced.
  • Sweden, as the host country, refused to allow boxing events.
  • Future World War II General George S. Patton took part in the first modern pentathlon competition.
  • In athletics, electronic timing devices were first used.
  • For the first time the Serbian athletes took part. They were the representatives of Kingdom of Serbia and were sent by the Serbian Olympic Club: sprinter Dušan Milošević, who ranked third in the 100m qualification group and marathon runner Dragutin Tomašević, who finished in 37th position.
  • Ewart Douglas Horsfall won his first two gold medals for Great Britain in rowing. He has widely been considered Britain's greatest rower prior to Steve Redgrave.

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (907x572, 203 KB) TITLE: Opening Day, Stockholm Olympic Games CALL NUMBER: LC-B2- 2534-3[P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ggbain-11704 (digital file from original negative) No known restrictions on publication. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (907x572, 203 KB) TITLE: Opening Day, Stockholm Olympic Games CALL NUMBER: LC-B2- 2534-3[P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ggbain-11704 (digital file from original negative) No known restrictions on publication. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other persons named Jim Thorpe, see Jim Thorpe (disambiguation). ... Modern day marathon runners The word marathon refers to a long-distance road running event of 42. ... For other persons named Jim Thorpe, see Jim Thorpe (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Decathlon is an athletic event combining 10 track and field events. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... This article concentrates on human swimming. ... For other uses, see Dive. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... George Smith Patton Jr. ... Competitors in the final round of the Mens Modern Pentathlon pull for the finish line at the Goudi Sports Complex on August 26, 2004. ... Anthem: Bože Pravde [[Image:|250px|center|Location of the Kingdom of Serbia]] Capital Belgrade Largest city Belgrade Serbian Government Monarchy  - King Milan (1882-1889)  - King Aleksandar (1889-1903)  - King Peter I (1903-1918) Proclamation March 6, 1882 Area  - Total  km² ([[List of countries and outlying territories by area|]])  sq... DuÅ¡an MiloÅ¡ević (born June 1, 1894 in Stragari, Kingdom of Serbia – died May 19, 1967 in Belgrade, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) was an exceptional track and field athlete and swimmer from the Kingdom of Serbia, and one of the founders and the first football players of BSK. He competed... Dragutin TomaÅ¡ević (born April 20, 1890 in Bistrica – died October, 1915 in RaÅ¡anac) was an track and field athlete and gymnast from the Kingdom of Serbia, who competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. ...

Medals awarded

Final results of Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics. ... At the 1912 Summer Olympics, two cycling events were contested. ... At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, four diving events were contested. ... The Stockholm Games had three equestrian events: dressage (individual only), eventing (team and individual medals), and show jumping (team and individual medals). ... At the 1912 Summer Olympics, five fencing events were contested. ... The football tournament at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, attracted a record 11 entries, all of them from Europe. ... The results of Gymnastics at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm [edit] Mens Team 1. ... Modern pentathlon was first contested at the Olympic Games at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm. ... Rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics featured 4 events, for men only. ... At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, four events in sailing were contested. ... At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, 18 events in shooting were contested. ... At the 1912 Summer Olympics, nine swimming events were contested. ... Final results of the Tennis competition at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Tug of War, Men ... Final results for the water polo tournament at the 1912 Summer Olympics: Categories: | ... At the 1912 Summer Olympics, five wrestling events were contested. ...

Demonstration sport

Baseball had its first appearance at the 1912 Summer Olympics as an exhibition sport. ...

Participating nations

participants
participants

28 nations competed in Stockholm. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1357x628, 47 KB) Countries which participated in the 1912 Summer Olympics, as listed at the olympic games museum, derived from blank world map. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1357x628, 47 KB) Countries which participated in the 1912 Summer Olympics, as listed at the olympic games museum, derived from blank world map. ...

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Medal count

These are the top ten nations that won medals at the 1912 Games. This is the full table of the medal count of the 1912 Summer Olympics. ...

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States United States 25 19 19 63
2 Sweden Sweden (host nation) 24 24 17 65
3 Great Britain Great Britain 10 15 16 41
4 Finland Finland 9 8 9 26
5 France France 7 4 3 14
6 Germany Germany 5 13 7 25
7 South Africa South Africa 4 2 0 6
8 Norway Norway 4 1 4 9
9 Canada Canada 3 2 3 8
Hungary Hungary 3 2 3 8

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See also

Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates three-letter country codes to all National Olympic Committees and other groups competing in the Olympic Games. ...

External links

  • IOC Stockholm 1912 Page
  • Serbian Olympic Committee
Preceded by
London
Summer Olympic Games
Host City

V Olympiad (1908)
Succeeded by
Berlin
Olympic Games
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Summer Games: 1896, 1900, 1904, 19061, 1908, 1912, (1916)2, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)2, (1944)2,3, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028
Winter Games: 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)2, (1944)2, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
Athens 2004Turin 2006Beijing 2008Vancouver 2010London 2012Sochi 2014

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