Olympic Games 1912 Stockholm

5th Olympiad

SWEDEN

Sports: 16            National Teams: 28

Official Report

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Title: THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF STOCKHOLM 1912
ISSUED BY THE SWEDISH OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
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  The Official Report 

thus edited and now published is issued in two different editions, one in Swedish and one in English. The translation of the English edition has been carried out by Mr. EDWARD ADAMS-RAY.
THE SWEDISH OLYMPIC COMMITTEE FOR THE
OLYMPIC GAMES OF STOCKHOLM, 1912.
 

The Finance Committee has also had to make the arrangements respecting the publication of the official report of the Fifth Olympiad, its translation into English, and the printing and issuing of the work. Mr. Erik Bergvall was appointed the editor, assisted by the General Secretariat. The translation of all the official reports, etc., of the Games has been carried out by Mr. Edward Adams-Ray. The printing of both editions (the Swedish and the English) was entrusted to the Central Printing C:o, Ltd. The paper used has been supplied by two firms, the Klippan Paper Works and the Grycksbo Paper Works. The binding has been executed by the Central Printing Co., Ltd., while Wahlström & Widstrand, Publishers, issued the work in Sweden.

(Source document: Official report 1912, page VIII + 42)



The Royal Reports 1912


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Read the full text of the "Official Olympic Royal Reports 1912: The Royal Reports 1912

Source: Journal of Olympic History, No. 1 2015, page 51

 

CONTENTS

 
  THE ORGANIZATION AND PRELIMINARY ARRANGEMENTS.

LIST OF COMMITTEES
The International Olympic Committee
The Swedish Olympic Committee
Sections of the Swedish Olympic Committee
The Chief Members of the Special Committees
THE CHIEF GENERAL FEATURES OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF
STOCKHOLM 1912.
The choice of Stockholm for the Games
The organization of the work
The weightiest tasks of the Committees
Official invitation to the Games of Stockholm, 1912
Measures taken for the convenience and comfort of visitors to Stockholm
Report of the Finance Committee
Income
Expenditure
Tabulated view of the income and expenditure of the Olympic Games of
Stockholm, inclusive of the cost of the erection of the Stadium
Statistics showing the number of paying visitors present at the various
competitions
GENERAL QUESTIONS.
The Programme of the Fifth Olympiad.
The original programme and its origin
Additions and alterations
The final programme
General programme
The programme of festivities
Drawing up the daily programme of the competitions
General daily programme
Drawing up the rules for the competitions
General regulations for the Olympic Games
Amateur definitions
The Juries and Officials at the Games.
The principles adopted
List of members of the International Juries for the various branches of
athletics
The Court of Appeal
Foreign officials
The posts filled by the Swedish officials
The qualifications of the officials
Instructions for the officials for the competitions in athletics
cycling road race round Lake Mälar

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Instructions for the officials for the competitions in gymnastics
swimming competitions
and competitors at the shooting competitions
The medals, badges and diplomas of the Fifth Olympiad
challenge prizes of the Olympic Games
Guarantee
PREPARING THE SITES OF THE COMPETITIONS
The Stadium.
The origin of the building
Building Committee
building site
contractor’s work
architecture of the Stadium
grand stands and standing places
interior premises
arena, tracks and gardens
Desciption of the construction of the tracks and pitches at the Stadium
Technical building arrangements
Bunting
The bazaar buildings and the kiosks in Valhallavägen
Building- and other expenses
The Swimming Stadium
The swimming course
The diving platform
The stands
Other competing places.
Östermalm Athletic Grounds
Lawn Tennis
Fencing
Football
Horse Riding competitions
Rowing competitions
Shooting
Yacht Racing
THE ARRANGEMENTS MADE FOR THE RECEPTION AND ACCOMMODATION OF COMPETITORS, ETC.
Report issued by the Reception Committee
of the Accommodation Committee: Preparatory work. — The cheaper
forms of accommodation. — Correspondence with the foreign delegates.
— Accommodation provided for the various nations. — The sleeping accommodation
in the schools. — Boarding arrangements for the competitors.
— Procural of rooms for tourists. — The number of rooms available
Report of the Press Committee,
Telegraph and telephone arrangements
Traffic- and customs-arrangements
Flag labels
Tramway traffic
HOW THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF STOCKHOLM 1912 WERE ADVERTISED:
Newspaper cuttings. — The General Programme. — Circular. — The Advertisement
Committees. — Official poster and advertising stamp. —
Distribution of the advertising material. — Literary and journalistic advertising.
— Other measures employed for advertising the Games. —
Distribution office. — Advertising the Games in Sweden. — Local advertising

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THE TRAINING OF THE SWEDISH ATHLETES FOR THE OLYMPIC
GAMES
Athletics
Tug-of-war
Cycling
Fencing
Football
Gymnastics
Horse Riding competitions
Lawn Tennis
Modem Pentathlon
Rowing
Shooting
Swimming
Wrestling
List of the Try Outs for the Olympic Games of Stockholm, 1912
COMPETITIONS AND FESTIVITIES.
THE SOLEMN OPENING OF THE GAMES
Olympic Games Triumphal March
FIELD AND TRACK ATHLETICS:
General organization of preparatory work
Choosing the branches of athletics to be represented at the Games;
drawing up the general regulations
The question of penalizing false starts
Calculation of points for the Pentathlon
Drawing up the rules for the Decathlon
The athletic-technical details in the Stadium
The arrangements for the competitions in the Stadium, etc.
Making known the results to the public and the Press
The athlete’s pocket-book with detailed regulations of the competitions
and P. M.
Description of the automatic timing- and judging apparatus used at the
Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912
Arrangements for the training of the athletes from abroad
The Competitions:
Running:
100 metres Flat
200
400
800
1,500
5,000
10,000
Hurdle race, 110 metres
Relay race, 400
1,600
Team race, 3,000
Cross-country race, 8,000 metres
The Marathon Race
Walking race, 10,000 metres
Jumping Competitions
Running High Jump
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Running Broad Jump

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Standing Broad Jump
Hop, Step and
Pole jump
Throwing Competitions:
Throwing the Javelin, best hand
right and left hand
Discus, best hand
right and left hand
Putting the Weight, best hand
right and left hand
Throwing the Hammer
The Pentathlon and the Decathlon
Some general reflections and wishes concerning Field and Track Athletics
Tables showing the position of the various countries as regards points obtained
in Field and Track events
Diplomas of Merit
THE TUG-OF-WAR:
Its organization
The Competition
CYCLING:
Organization
The method of starting
prevention of pacing
arrangements along the course
number of competitors
draw for the start
management of the competition
Alterations made in the rules
P. M. for competitors
Reception of the foreign guests. Meetings, etc.
The Race
Table showing the best 25 men in the race
General Protocol
Comparisons
General Protocol of the Team Competition
Comparative table of results gained by the nations represented
Presentation of the prizes
Reflections
FENCING:
Organization
Rules for the fencing competitions
Time Table for the fencing competitions
The principles for the judging
The technical arrangements
The Fencing:
Individual competition with foils
Epée team competition
Individual épée competition
Sabre team competition
Individual sabre competition
Experiences gained by the competitions
The relative position of the nations in the fencing competitions

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FOOTBALL: 
The inclusion of football in the programme of the Fifth Olympiad
The technical management of the competition
Special arrangements for the Football competitions
The Competitions:
First round
Second round
Semi-finals
Final
Match for the third prize
Consolation Series:
First round
Semi-Finals
Final
Results of the Football Competitions of the Fifth Olympiad
Some General Reflections and Wishes
GYMNASTICS:
The Committee for Gymnastics
Drawing up the Programme for Gymnastics
General preparations; apparatus; dressing rooms; officials
The Competitions and Displays:
Team Competition I
Sweden
Norway
Denmark
General Protocol
Team Competition II
Luxemburg
Hungary
Germany
Great Britain
Italy
General Protocol.
Team Competition III
Germany
Norway
Denmark
Finland
Luxemburg
General Protocol
Individual Competition
General Protocol
Displays
Swedish team of men gymnasts
women gymnasts
Danish
men
Norwegian team of women gymnasts
Finnish
Hungarian men
Russian
Comparative view of the Competitions and Displays
HORSE RIDING COMPETITIONS:
Organising- and preparatory work
General regulations, programme and propositions
Preparations for Sweden’s participation in the competitions

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Subcommittees
Challenge Prizes
Entertainments
The Competitions:
The Military
Prize Riding
Prize Jumping
Individual competition
Team competition
Presentation of the Prizes
P. M. and Instructions, etc., issued by the Committee for the Horse Riding
Competitions
Relative position of the Nations in the Horse Riding Competitions
LAWN TENNIS:
Report of the Labours of the Committee
The Competitions:
The covered court competitions
Gentlemen’s singles
Ladies’ singles
Gentlemen’s doubles
Mixed doubles
Presentation of the prizes
Placing of the Nations in the covered court competitions
Out-of-door court competitions:
Gentlemen’s singles
doubles
Ladies’ singles
Mixed doubles
Presentation of the prizes
Placing of the Nations in the out-of-door court competitions
MODERN PENTATHLON:
Preparatory work of the Committee
Judging the Competition
The Committee for the Modern Pentathlon
The Competition:
Duel-shooting
Swimming
Fencing
Riding
Cross-country run
Final Result
ROWING:
Organization and preparation
The programme
The course
The housing of the boats
The Olympic Regatta at Stockholm:
Eights, outriggers
Fours,
inriggers
Single Sculls
Concluding remarks
Relative position of the Nations in the Rowing competitions

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SHOOTING:
The Shooting Committee
Programme and rules for the competition
Special arrangements for shooting-ranges, etc.
The Competitions:
Shooting with Army-rifle
The Chief Committee of the Swedish Shooting Association and the
Shooting competitions of the Olympic Games
Rifle-Shooting Committee
Shooting-Ranges
The arrangements for the shooting
The shooting in the competitions
Team competition, distance 200, 400, 500 and 600 metres
Individual competition, distance 600 metres
300 metres
Team international target
Individual
Shooting with Miniature rifles, revolver and pistols
Team competition, miniature rifle shooting, distance 50 metres
Individual with miniature rifle,
Team 25 metres
Individual
Team revolver and pistol, distance 50 metres
Individual
Team 30 metres
Individual
Clay bird and running deer shooting:
Clay bird shooting, team competition
individual
Running deer team distance 100 metres, single shots
individual
double
Comparison between the results of the clay bird- and running deer
shooting in London, 1908, and in Stockholm, 1912
Relative positions of the Nations in the shooting competitions
SWIMMING:
The general organization
The programme
Drawing up the rules and regulations
Arrangements in the Swimming Stadium
The Competitions:
The Swimming Races:
100 metres free style
400 metres
1,500 metres
100 metres back stroke
200 metres breast
400 metres
800 metres team race
Ladies:
100 metres free style
400 metres team race
Diving Competitions:
High diving:
High diving for men
Plain and variety diving combined
Plain diving for ladies
Spring-board diving

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Water Polo:
First round
Semi-final
Final
Qualifying match for second prize
third
Deciding match for second and third prizes
Table showing the results of the Olympic Water Polo competition
Table showing the number of matches played and goals made in the
Water Polo competitions of the Fifth Olympiad
Concluding words
Relative position of the Nations in the Swimming competitions
WRESTLING:
Organization
Rules and regulations
The question of officials
The number of entries
The Competitions:
Feather weight
Light weight
Middle weight A.
Middle weight B.
Heavy weight
Reflections
Relative positions of the Nations in the Wrestling competitions
YACHT RACING:
The origin of the regatta
Preparations
Preparatory work of the Yacht Racing Committee
The Finance Committee and its work
The Advertisement Committee and its work
The work of the Traffic- and Accommodation Committee
Press Committee
Reception and the Entertainments Committee
Special Yacht Racing Committee
The three Olympic days at Nynäs:
The racing on July 20:
The 12-Metre class
The 10-Metre class
The 8-Metre class
The 6-Metre class
racing protocol
The racing on July 21:
The 12-Metre class
The 10-Metre class
The 8-Metre class
The 6-Metre class
racing protocol
The result of the first two days’ Olympic racing
re-sailing of the ties on July 22
Result of the re-sailing of the ties
Final results of the Olympic Yacht Racing
Relative positions of the Nations in the Yacht Racing

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THE PRESENTATION OF THE PRIZES
OFFICIAL FESTIVITIES
Festivities organized by the Swedish Olympic Committee
Entertainment given by Skansen for the competitors and officials
Festivities arranged by the Special Committees
Other festivities and receptions
THE PROPOSED PRIZE FOR MOUNTAIN ASCENTS
THE PROPOSED PRIZE FOR GAME SHOOTING
CONCOURS D’ART
The relative positions of the Nations in the Concours d’Art
DISPLAYS, ETC., IN CONNECTION WITH THE OLYMPIC GAMES
The cooperation of, and displays by, boy scouts
Displays of Gottland Games and Icelandic “Glima”
“Pärkspel”
Quoits
Tossing the caber
Icelandic “Glima”-wrestling
Baseball
Report of the Entertainments Committee:
The decoration of the city
Excursions in the vicinity of Stockholm
Publications for the guidance of visitors
Gala- and other theatrical performances
Open air entertainments
Special arrangements made by Public Institutions
The great Swedish choral festival
MEDICAL AID DURING THE GAMES:
The competitions in the Stadium
The organization of the medical staff
Medical aid given in the Stadium
Nationality of the men patients
Complaints and injuries of the men patients
Nationality of the women patients
Complaints and injuries of the women patients
The Marathon race
The cycling race round Lake Mälar
The rowing competitions
The swimming competitions
STATISTICS. LIST OF OFFICIALS AND COMPETITORS.
THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF TO-DAY. A short review
Athens 1896
Paris 1900
St. Louis 1904
Athens 1906
London 1908
Results in the preceding Olympic Games in the so-called Stadium events
OLYMPIC RECORDS

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PRIZE WINNERS AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF STOCKHOLM 1912
List of winners of the Olympic challenge prizes
List of winners of three first prizes
List of winners of two first prizes
THE OFFICIAL CALCULATION OF POINTS:
Calculation of points for the Concours d’Art
Comparison between the Swedish Official calculation of points and the
so-called English method of calculating points
List of the prizes gained by the Nations at the Olympic Games of Stockholm, 1912
Table showing number of prizes gained by the Nations in the various
branches of athletics
LIST OF THE DIPLOMAS OF MERIT AWARDED AT THE OLYMPIC
GAMES OF STOCKHOLM, 1912
Table showing number of diplomas of merit awarded at the Olympic Games
of Stockholm, 1912
TABLE SHOWING THE NUMBER OF STARTERS IN ALL THE COMPETITIONS OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF 1912
TABLE SHOWING THE NUMBER OF STARTERS IN THE VARIOUS
BRANCHES OF ATHLETICS
TABLE SHOWING PROPORTION BETWEEN THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES
AND THE NUMBER OF ATHLETES ACTUALLY COMPETING
LIST OF COMPETITORS IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF STOCKHOLM,
1912
LIST OF THE LEADING ATHLETIC- AND OTHER SPORTING ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTED AT THE GAMES OF STOCKHOLM
LIST OF THE FOREIGN OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVES AND FUNCTIONARIES AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF STOCKHOLM
Table showing the number of the Foreign Official representatives and functionaries
at the Games of Stockholm
LIST OF THE SWEDISH MEMBERS OF COMMITTEES AND OFFICIALS
LIST OF THE FOREIGN JOURNALISTS AT THE GAMES
Table showing the number of foreign journalists present at the Games of
Stockholm
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE COMPETITIONS.
FIELD AND TRACK
TUG-OF WAR
CYCLING
FENCING
FOOTBALL
GYMNASTICS
HORSE RIDING COMPETITIONS


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LAWN TENNIS
MODERN PENTATHLON
ROWING
SHOOTING
SWIMMING
WRESTLING
YACHT RACING
AFTERMATH.
LETTERS FROM VARIOUS OFFICIAL INSTITUTIONS, ETC.
CORRECTIONS

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