Games of the 5 Olympiad,1912
Begin1912-05-05
End1912-07-22
Nations28
Participants2407
Women48
Events102
CityStockholm, Sweden
  • For the first time Sweden applied for the Olympic games in 1894, at the first session of the IOC, but Athens was named host city 18 years ago.
  • On May,28 1909, the IOC unanimously decided that the Games of the 5 Olympiad were to be held in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Since the Olympics 1896 it was the first Olympic games that were independent of any commercial exhibitions.
Stockholm 1912 - Medal Table
1. USA
25
19
19
2. Sweden
24
24
17
10
15
16
4. Finland
9
8
9
5. France
7
4
3
6. Germany
5
13
7
4
2
0
8. Norway
4
1
4
9. Canada
3
2
3
9. Hungary
3
2
3
11. Italy
3
1
2
2
2
3
13. Belgium
2
1
3
14. Denmark
1
6
5
15. Greece
1
0
1
16. Russia
0
2
3
17. Austria
0
2
2
0
0
3
Games of the 5 Olympiad,1912 - Some interesting facts
  • His Majesty The King Gustav V of Sweden officially opened the Olympics 1912 at the Olympic Stadium with a capacity of 32 thousand people.
  • It was the first truly international Olympic games - athletes arrived from all five continents.
  • Electric time-taker for track and swimming events, photographic apparatus and scoreboard were introduced for the first time.
  • The International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) was founded in Stockholm, 1912.
The 1912 Olympic Games
Poster and Medals