Jun 01, 2012 15:53 CEST The fifth Olympic Games were held in Stockholm in 1912. Many say they saved the modern Olympics. Why? Perhaps because the games were forward-looking in many ways: Stockholm Stadion, the main stadium, was built with an eye on the future. The progressive stadium became a model for similar arenas all over the world. And today, Stockholm Stadion is just as relevant as it was 100 years ago.
Stockholm 1912 Summer Olympics 100th anniversary celebrationJun 08, 2012 13:43 CEST
During June 1-10, Stockholm celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Summer Olympics 1912. More than 600 Swedish former olympic competitors will be present. The highlight of the week takes place at Stockholm's Stadion on June 9 with a packed program of activities. The City of Stockholm will also wish good luck to this years olympic competitors as well as to the City of London just ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Several exciting innovations were introduced during the Stockholm Games 1912, such as the first Olympic use of automatic timing devices for the track events and the photo finish.
For the first time, competitors in the Games came from all five continents.
The modern pentathlon, women's swimming and women's diving all made their Olympic Olympic debuts. (source: IOC) A commemorative Jubilee Marathon with the original route is taking place on July 14 to celebrate the 1912 Games.
Already in 1912 Stockholm was a place were innovation, sustainability, health and tourism were key terms.
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