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1912 Stockholm Olympic Medals Table

In 1912, Summer Olympics were scheduled in Stockholm, Sweden from 5 May to 27 July. It had 2407 athletes from 28 countries, participating in 102 events. It was during the 1912 Stockholm Games that automatic timing devices were introduced for track events, public address system and photo finish.

Also, the Games had the longest course for the cycling road race. It was 320km (199 miles)- the longest in the history of Olympic Games. Another surprising fact about these Games that the Greco-Roman wrestling(middleweight) semi-final match between Finland's Alfred Asikainen and Russian Martin Klein lasted for a massive 11 hours.

United States of America made it to the top position on the OIympics Medals table by earning 15 gold, 19 silver and 19 bronze medals. Sweden, Great Britain and Finland occupied the second, third and fourth positions on the medals table. These were indeed the Games that saw the introduction of art competitions, women's swimming, women's diving, decathlon and pentathlon. Also, electric timing was introduced in athletics for the very first time. The Olympic Games' organizers ditched Figure Skating in order to promote the Nordic Games. The 1912 Stockholm Games had an excellent feature that competitors came from all the five continents in the world. Japan made its debut in the Olympics by participating in these Summer Games.

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Last Updated : July 22, 2016