1912 Summer Olympics

Games of the V Olympiad, celebrated in Stockholm (Sweden) in 1912

The 1912 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the V Olympiad, were held in Stockholm, Sweden.[2]

Games of the V Olympiad
Host cityStockholm, Sweden
Athletes2,406 (2,359 men, 47 women)
Events102 in 14 sports (18 disciplines)
Opening6 July
Closing22 July
Opened by
StadiumStockholms Olympiastadion
London 1908 Antwerp 1920
Berlin 1916
Swedish king awarding gold medal in swimming to Duke Kahanamoku at 1912 games

The games were thought to be a success.[3] For the first time, athletes in the Games came from all five continents symbolised in the Olympic rings.

Participating nations


A total of 22 nations sent athletes to compete at the Stockholm games. They were:



Countries at the 1912 Olympics
  1. "Factsheet - Opening Ceremony of the Games f the Olympiad" (PDF) (Press release). International Olympic Committee. September 13, 2013. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  2. Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "1912 Stockholm Summer Games" Archived 2008-07-07 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-7-23.
  3. Zarnowski, C. Frank. "A Look at Olympic Costs," Archived 2018-12-25 at the Wayback Machine Citius, Altius, Fortius (US). Summer 1992, Vol. 1, Issue 1, p. 20 [5 of 17 PDF]; retrieved 2012-7-24.

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