The 1912 Stockholm Olympics

The 1912 Stockholm Olympics

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King Gustaf V of Sweden inaugurated the Fifth Olympiad at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm on July 6, 1912. In the following weeks, 2, 380 competitors from 27 nations representing six continents participated in well-organized competitions in perfect weather conditions. The largest Olympics yet at the time, the Stockholm Games have thus gone down in history as the Sunshine Olympics, or qqthe Swedish Masterpiece.qq Since that achievement, and despite numerous attempts by other Swedish cities, Sweden has not yet managed to host the Olympic Games again. This work examines the 1912 Stockholm Olympic.Essays on the Competitions, the People, the City Leif Yttergren, Hans Bolling ... May 28, 1909, is a special day in the history of Stockholm. ... Balck, often called a€œ the father of Swedish sport, a€ was the great ideologist of Swedish sport and an internationally well known sporting profile. ... Officiell redogAprelse fApr olympiska spelen i Stockholm 1912 (The Fifth Olympiad: The Official Report ofthe Olympic Gamesanbsp;...

Title:The 1912 Stockholm Olympics
Author: Leif Yttergren, Hans Bolling
Publisher:McFarland - 2012-11-05

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