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1912 Summer Olympics

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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.

A winter sports week for the 1912 Games featuring figure skating were rejected by organizers because they wanted to promote the Nordic Games, a quattuoroannual sporting event, instead.

Games of the V Olympiad
Missing image
Olympic_1912.jpg


Nations participating28
Athletes participating2,547 (2,490 men, 57 women)
Events102 in 14 sports
Opening ceremoniesMay 5, 1912
Closing ceremoniesJuly 27, 1912
Officially opened byGustav V of Sweden
Athlete's Oath.not applicable
Judge's Oath:not applicable
Olympic Torchnot applicable
StadiumOlympiastadion
Contents

Highlights

Medals awarded

Medal count

(Host nation in bold.)

Top medal-collecting nations:
(for the full table, see 1912 Summer Olympics medal count)

1912 Summer Olympics medal count
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Sweden 23 24 17 64
2 Missing image
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United States
25 18 20 63
3 Great Britain 10 15 16 41
4 Finland 9 8 9 26
5 France 7 4 3 14
6 Germany 5 13 7 25
7 South Africa 4 2 0 6
8 Norway 3 2 4 9
9 Hungary 3 2 3 8
10 Canada 3 2 2 7

See also

External links


Olympic Games
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¹Not currently recognised as official by the IOC.     ²Cancelled due to war.
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