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Stockholm (Sweden)-1912 Summer Games

The City of Stockholm: Stockholm is the capital of Sweden as well as the residence of the Head of the state, King Carl XVI Gustaf . Since 13 th century, Stockholm has been the political and economic centre of Sweden. Located on the east coast of Sweden at the

mouth of the lake Malaren and Stockholm archipelago , Stockholm is the largest city in Nordic countries. Main attractions of Stockholm are Skansen Museum, Kunglila Slottet, Vas Ship Museum, Stadshuset, Kulturhuset, Cosmonova, National Museum and many others.

The Fifth Olympiad: The 1912 Summer Olympics was officially known as the Games of the V Olympiad . The Games were held in 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden . For the first time participants came from all the continents symbolized in the Olympic ring.

Venue: The Fifth Summer Games were held at Olympiastadion , in Stockholm, Sweden in the year 1912 .

Participants: 2407 participants competed in the fifth Olympiad. The 28 countries which took part in the Games were Australasia, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Servia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and U.S.A.

Events: In the fifth Olympiad there were 102 events in 14 sports . The sports included in the program were athletics, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, modern pentathlon, rowing, rugby, sailing, shooting, swimming, tennis, tug of war, water polo and wrestling.

Medal Count: United States won the highest number of gold medals. Sweden won 24 gold medals and won 65 medals totally.

A Brief Description of the Fifth Olympiad: The Fifth Summer Games were held from 5 th May to 27 th July in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. The Games were officially opened by Gustaf V of Sweden . In this Olympiad solid gold medals were awarded for the last time. Women's events in swimming and diving were introduced in this Olympiad. 404

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Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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