Games of the 5 Olympiad,1912
- 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
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