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1912 Stockholm
Olympic Stadium

Stockholms Olympiastadion
Stockholms Stadion
The Stadium

1912 Stockholm Olympic Stadium

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Address Stockholm, Sweden
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  Metal Count  
Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Sweden
USA
Great Britain
Finland
Germany
France
Denmark
Norway
Canada
Hungary
South Africa
23
25
10
9
5
7
1
3
3
3
4
24
18
15
8
13
4
6
2
2
2
2
17
20
16
9
7
3
5
5
3
3
0
64
63
41
26
25
14
12
10
8
8
6
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  The Facility  
Date Built 1912
Ownership
(Management)
Stockholm Municipality
(Stockholm Municipality)
Surface Grass
Cost of Construction Unknown
Olympic Capacity 20,000
Luxury Suites None
Club Seats None
  Other Facts  
Current Tenants Djurgardens IF
(1936-Present)
Former Tenants 1912 Summer Olympics
AIK (1912-1936)
Population Base 2,000,000
On Site Parking Unknown
Nearest Airport Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN)

The belligerence of 1908 was replaced with benevolence four years later, as Sweden provided a well-organized and pleasant haven for the troubled Games.

And then there were Jim Thorpe and Hannes Kolehmainen.

Thorpe, a 24-year-old American Indian who was a two-time consensus All-American football player at Carlisle (Pa.) Institute, won the two most demanding events in track and field - the pentathlon and decathlon. And he did it with ease. "You sir," said the Swedes' King Gustav V at the medal ceremony, "are the greatest athlete in the world." To which Thorpe is said to have replied, "Thanks, King."

Kolehmainen, a 22-year-old Finnish vegetarian, ran away with three distance events being run for the first time - the 5,000 and 10,000-meter races and the 12,000-meter cross-country run. He also picked up a silver medal in the 12,000-meter team race.

Ralph Craig of the U.S. was the only other winner of two individual track gold medals, taking both the 100 and 200-meter runs. The 100 final had seven false starts, one with Craig sprinting the entire distance before being called back.

Although Thorpe returned to the U.S. a hero, a year later it was learned that he had played semi-pro baseball for $25 a week in 1910. The IOC, with the full support of the American Olympic Committee, stripped him of his medals and erased his records.

The medals and records were returned in 1982 - 30 years after Thorpe's death.

Source: 1996 Information Please Sports Almanac

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