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1912 Summer Olympics

NameGames of the V Olympiad
Size200
Host CityStockholm, Sweden
Nations Participating28
Athletes Participating2,407 (2,359 men, 48 women)
Events102 in 14 sports
Opening CeremonyJuly 6
Closing CeremonyJuly 27
Officially Opened ByKing Gustaf V
StadiumOlympiastadion

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The 1912 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the V Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Stockholm, Sweden, between 5 May and 27 July 1912. Twenty-eight nations and 2,407 competitors, including 48 women, competed in 102 events in 14 sports. With the exception of tennis (starting on May 5), football and shooting (both starting on June 29), the games were held within a month. It was the last to issue solid gold medals and, with Japan's debut, the first time an Asian nation participated. Stockholm was the only bid for the games, and was selected in 1909. It is the only full Olympics to be held in Sweden.

The games were the first to have art competitions, and the first to feature the decathlon and pentathlon, both won by Jim Thorpe, women's diving and women's swimming. Electric timing was introduced in athletics, while the host country disallowed boxing. A winter sports week featuring figure skating was rejected by organizers because they wanted to promote the Nordic Games.

At 25, The United States won the most gold medals, while at 65, Sweden won the most medals overall.

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Preceded by
London
Summer Olympic Games
Stockholm

V Olympiad (1912)
Succeeded by
Berlin


Demonstration sport :

Demonstration sport :
1 US 25 19 19 63
2 SE (host nation) 24 24 17 65
3 GB 10 15 16 41
4 FI 9 8 9 26
5 FR 7 4 3 14
6 DE 5 13 7 25
7 ZA 4 2 0 6
8 NO 4 1 4 9
9 CA 3 2 3 8
HU 3 2 3 8

Events at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm

Athletics * Baseball (demonstration) * Cycling * Diving * Equestrian * Fencing * Football * Gymnastics * Modern pentathlon * Rowing * Sailing * Shooting * Swimming * Tennis * Tug of war * Water polo * Wrestling * Art competitions (unofficial)



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