Olympic Games 1912 Stockholm

5th Olympiad

SWEDEN

Sports: 17

Disciplines: 107

National Teams: 29

Participants: 2,409

The Challenge Prizes


 
At the Olympic Games of London, 1908, there were 22 challenge prizes awarded, viz.,
that presented by:



1)  H. M. the King of Greece .......................... for the Marathon Race



2)  M:me G. DE MONTGOMEY ...................Throwing the Discus, best hand



 3)  The GOLD  SILVERSMITHS co...............Wrestling, Heavy Weight
 
4)  H.R.H., the Prince of Wales .......................100 kilometres Cycle Race




5)  The English Football Association..................Football



6)  The Englisch Fencers...................................Fencing; Team competition with èpèe



7)  The City of Prague ..................................... for Gymnastics, Individual competition

8)  The   HURLINGHAM   CLUB   .............   Polo




9)  Count BRUNETTA  D'USSEAUX............ Rowing,  Eights



10)  Count BRUNETTA  D'USSEAUX............ Swimming,   1,500 metres, free style



11)  Lord WESTBURY ................................... Clay Bird Shooting, Individual competition



12)  The French Government............................. Yacht  Racing,   6  metres'  class.

Of these prizes, those for the 100 kilometres' cycle race and the polo competition could not be awarded at the Olympic Games of Stockholm, the events in question not forming part of the programme of the Fifth Olympiad. For this Olympiad, however, there were instituted 10 new prizes, so that, at the Games of Stockholm, there were awarded no less than 20 challenge prizes.

The newly presented prizes were those given by:



13)  H. M. the King of Sweden ........................... for the Pentathlon competition.



14)  H. M. the Emperor of Russia.........................for the Decathlon competition.



15)  The City of Buda-Pesth ................................for the Fencing; Team competition with sabre



16)  H.   M.   the   Emperor   of   Germany...........for the Military



17)  H.   M.   the Emperor of Austria ...................for the Prize Riding



18)  Count GEZA ANDRASSY .........................for the Prize Jumping, Individual competition



19)  H. M. the King of Italy .................................for the Prize Jumping, Team competition



20) The Swedish  Cavalry  ................................ to that nation whose representatives
                                                                         obtained the best total result in all
                                                                         the Horse Riding competitions



21)  Baron P.  DE COUBERTIN .....................  for the Modern Pentathlon



22)  The Countess  DE CASA MIRANDA.........for the  High Plain Dive for Ladies.
 

In addition to this, two Sevres vases were presented by the President of the French Republic, and they were afterwards given to the National Association of the Swedish Gymnastic and Athletic Clubs, and the Swedish Central Association for the Promotion of Athletics.

                  
Sévre Vase                                    Sévre Dish

The following regulations respecting the handing over of the challenge prizes were included in the General Rules of the Games:
"Challenge prizes will not be handed over unless the winner and at least two members of the Olympic Committee concerned give a written obligation - signed on a form provided by the Swedish Olympic Committee - to deliver the prize before January Ist, 1916, in an undamaged condition to the Organisation Committee for the next Olympic Games, and to make good any damage to the prize in question."
The wording of the  Guarantee in  question was as  follows:
 
 

Guarantee.

Mr...................................................................having  won  a  Challenge
Cup for................... ................at the  Olympic  Games of Stockholm, 1912, and the said Challenge Cup having been delivered to us through the Swedish Olympic Committee, we hereby engage, jointly and separately, and in agreement with the regulations of the International Olympic Committee, to deliver the prize in uninjured condition into the hands of the International Olympic Committee or the Organizing Committee for the next Olympiad beffore the first of January, 1916, and tomake good any damage to the said prize that may happen to it during the period, 15th July, 1912, and Ist January, 1916.

........................... Name of Winner
........................... Representatives of the ..................Olympic Committee.

(Source document:  Official Report 1912  page 164 ff)


 
WINNERS OF THE OLYMPIC CHALLENGE PRIZES 1912
  Competition

Pentathlon
Decathlon 
Marathon  Race

Throwing      the     Discus,  best hand
Fencing, team comp., Ppee
"                    "           Sabre

Football
Gymnastics,    ind.  competition
Military
Prize   Riding
Prize Jumping, ind. comp.
"         "           team cornp
Horse   Riding Comps.
Modern Pentathlon
Rowing,  eights

Clay  Bird  Shooting,   ind. competition
Swimming,   1,500  metres
"                   Ladies' High Diving
Wrestling,    heavy   weight
Yacht Racing, 6-metre class 

   Presented by

H. M.  the   King of Sweden
H. M.  the Emperor of Russia
H. M.  the   King   of Greece

M:me G.   de Montgomery 
The British  Fencers
The City of Buda-Pesth

The Football  Association
The  City of Prague
H. M. the Emperor of Germany 
H. M. the Emperor of Austria
Count Geza Andrassy 
H. M. the King of Italy 
The  Swedish  Cavalry
Baron P.  de Coubertin
Count Brunetta d'Usseaux

Lord Westbury
Count Brunetta d'Usseaux
Countess de Casa Miranda
The Gold & Silversmiths C:o 
The French Government 

  Won by

F.  R.   Bie,  Norway
H. Wieslander,  Sweden
K.  K.  Me   Arthur, South Africa

A.  R.  Taipale,  Finland
Belgium
Hungary

Great Britain
G.   A.  Braglia,  Italy
Sweden
Count C. Bonde, Sweden
Captain J. Cariou, France
Sweden
Sweden
G. Lilliehöök,  Sweden
Great Britain

J. R. Graham, United States
G.  Hodgson,  Canada
Greta Johansson, Sweden
U.  Saarela,  Finland
G.  Thube and G.  Fitau, France 



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