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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.

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