The 1912 Stockholm Olympics: Essays on the Competitions, the People, the City

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Leif Yttergren, Hans Bolling
McFarland, 14 nov. 2012 - 292 pages
King Gustaf V of Sweden inaugurated the Fifth Olympiad at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm on July 6, 1912. In the following weeks, 2,380 competitors from 27 nations representing six continents participated in well-organized competitions in perfect weather conditions. The largest Olympics yet at the time, the Stockholm Games have thus gone down in history as the Sunshine Olympics, or “the Swedish Masterpiece.” Since that achievement, and despite numerous attempts by other Swedish cities, Sweden has not yet managed to host the Olympic Games again. This work examines the 1912 Stockholm Olympics from a variety of perspectives, exploring the preparations, organization, competitions, participants, and spectators, as well as the continuing significance of the 1912 Games to Sweden and to the future of the Olympic movement.
 

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Preface
1
Introduction Hans Bolling and Leif Yttergren
2
Nothing New Under the Sun? Marketing the Stockholm Olympics Per Andersson and Hans Kjellberg
27
Organizing the 1912 Games Therese Nordlund Edvinsson
57
The Training Preparations and Competitions in Athletics Leif Yttergren
75
The Swedish Participants Leif Yttergren Hans Bolling and Ingemar Ekholm
95
Women on the Swedish Squad Hans Bolling and Leif Yttergren
115
Different Worlds? The Art Competitions Patrik Steorn
137
Spectators at the Stockholm Games Mats Hellspong
154
The Olympics Outside the Stadium Hans Bolling
174
The Olympics and the General Debate in the Swedish Daily Press Jan Lindroth
199
Patriotic Games as a Breakthrough for the Olympic Movement Ansgar Molzberger
217
The 1912 Olympic Gams in Numbers Ingemar Ekholm
233
About the Contributors
275
Index
277
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Leif Yttergren is an associate professor in sport history at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences in Stockholm. Hans Bolling holds a doctorate in history and his work includes research on football, the Paralympics, sports clubs and associations, and sport for the disabled.

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