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GAMES OF THE 5 OLYMPIAD

Games of the 5 Olympiad,1912
Start:
05 May 1912
End:
22 Jul 1912
Countries:
28
Athletes:
2407
Women:
48
Events:
102
City:
Stockholm, Sweden

STOCKHOLM 1912 - Bid History

  • 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.

Games of the 5 Olympiad,1912 - 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.

Summer Olympics 1912 - Medal Table

Gold Medals
Silver Medals
Bronze Medals
Total
1
USA
25
19
19
63
2
24
24
17
65
3
10
15
16
41
4
9
8
9
26
5
7
4
3
14
6
5
13
7
25
7
4
2
0
6
8
4
1
4
9
9
3
2
3
8
9
3
2
3
8
11
3
1
2
6
12
2
2
3
7
13
2
1
3
6
14
1
6
5
12
15
1
0
1
2
16
0
2
3
5
17
0
2
2
4
18
0
0
3
3