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1912  Stockholm Summer Olympics

1912 Summer Olympics - Olympic Venues

Venues of the 1912 Summer Olympics


 Twelve sports venues were used in the 1912 Summer Olympics. This marked the first time that more than one venue would be used for the football tournament, which has been the case ever since.Stockholm Olympic Stadium served as one of the equestrian venues for the 1956 Summer Olympics. Råsunda Stadium served as a venue for the 1958 FIFA World Cup and the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup. In the initial bid document it was identified that a new stadium would be needed, initially envisaged as being located in the Östermalm Athletic Grounds. In order to save funds, it was expected that only one of the stadium's stands would be permanent, with the other three made of wood and dismantled following the Games. The cost of that stadium was estimated at 235,000 Kronor.


The front gate of the Stockholm Olympic Stadium, which was built for the 1912 Games

  Arrangements were made with the individual national committees to provide the use of Östermalm Athletic Grounds and Traneberg.

The cycling road race was held around Mälaren, the third largest lake in Sweden. The water events, including the swimming and the rowing, were held at Djurgårdsbrunnsviken, where a stadium was built. Kaknäs was already used as a shooting range, but alterations were needed to accommodate shooting events. Although it was not used as the Olympic stadium as originally intended, Östermalm hosted the lawn tennis and fencing competitions after a tennis pavilion was moved there from another location.

Five other locations were considered in addition to the Östermalm Athletic Grounds to locate the Olympic Stadium. The Stockholm Olympic Stadium was built on the site of the former Stockholm Athletic Grounds in order to retain the other locations for other uses during the Games. By placing it to the north of the city, the Olympic Stadium was within the immediate vicinity of other pre-existing sporting venues. Initial funding was given to the sum of 400,000 Kr for a timber stadium but Torben Grut, the architect, also drew up alternative plans for a stone stadium. Following discussions with the Swedish Central Association for the Application of Athletics, it was decided that the stone version should be built, and further funds were made available through a national lottery once guarantees were made that no further funding was to be asked for in order to build the stadium. However it was found that the original estimate for the stone stadium would still be too expensive, and the plans were once more modified in order to simplify the design and reduce costs. An agreement was entered into with a contractor on 2 November 1910 that it would be transferred complete by 25 May 1912.

Barkarby Modern pentathlon (riding) Not listed.
Djurgårdsbrunnsviken Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Rowing, Swimming, Water polo Not listed.
Fältrittklubben Equestrian (eventing endurance) Not listed.
Kaknäs Modern pentathlon (shooting) Not listed.
Liljeholmen Cycling, Equestrian Not listed.
Lindarängen Equestrian (eventing steeplechase) Not listed.
Mälaren Cycling Not listed.
Nynäshamn Sailing Not listed.
Östermalm Athletic Grounds Equestrian, Fencing, Modern pentathlon (fencing), Tennis Not listed.
Råsunda IP Football, Shooting Not listed.
Stockholm Olympic Stadium Athletics, Equestrian, Football (football), Gymnastics, Modern pentathlon (running), Tug of war, Wrestling 33,000
Tranebergs Idrottsplats Football Not listed.



Djurgårdsbrunnsviken is a bay in central Stockholm, Sweden, together with the canal Djurgårdsbrunnskanalen forming the northern shore line of the island Djurgården (or more correctly between Northern and Southern Djurgården). The bridge Djurgårdsbron stretches over the bay.

Old names 
Ladugårdsviken (17th-18th centuries), Surbrunnsviken, Södra brunnsviken
Historically known as a good fishing ground, Djurgårdsbrunnsviken, also known as the Bay of Sweden, is today popular for bathing in summer. The bay was used for the diving, swimming (including the part for the modern pentathlon event), water polo and rowing competitions during the 1912 Summer Olympics, and during the Swedish championship 1930
  Viewed from Djurgårdsbron.


Fältrittklubben (more specifically Stockholms fältrittklubb) or the Stockholm Cross Country Riding Club is an equestrian club located in Stockholm, Sweden, established in 1886 by Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland. During the 1912 Summer Olympics, it hosted the endurance trials for the equestrian eventing competition



Liljeholmen is a district of the Hägersten-Liljeholmen borough in Söderort, the southern suburban part of Stockholm.

In 1860 Liljeholmen became the first suburb outside Stockholm city limits. The district was a municipal community in Brännkyrka municipality until 1913, when it was incorporated into Stockholm.

During the 1912 Summer Olympics, it hosted parts of the cycling and equestrian events.
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Lindarängen is a location outside Stockholm, Sweden. During the 1912 Summer Olympics, it hosted the steeplechase trials for the equestrian eventing competition.


Equestrian event in 1894


On the display screen you can see a map where the cyclists race path is red marked. The path runs along the country roads around Lake Mälaren.

At two o'clock on Sunday, July 7, the race started. One can imagine that it was crowded by spectators at the Liljeholmsbron when the starting shot went. Despite the late hour. It was Sunday so you could take a morning sleep the next day. The goal was of course the stadium.

Rudolph Lewis from South Africa won the competition. Everyday he worked as a miner at home in Johannesburg.

Ps The map of the cycle route is at the end of the publication!

File:Mälaren runt 1912.jpg

Östermalms IP

Östermalms IP is a sports ground located in the Östermalm district of Stockholm, Sweden. Completed in 1906, the facility played host to several sports during the 1912 Summer Olympics. These sports included equestrian, fencing (including the part for the modern pentathlon), and tennis. It also hosted the exhibition for baseball at those same games. Current tenants are the bandy department of Djurgårdens IF[1], the youth program of the said club's football department and several lower league teams. The athletic grounds also hosts a speed skating rink during winter.

Östermalms IP entré 2016.jpg

Östermalms IP entré från Lidingövägen /

Råsunda IP

Råsunda IP  was a football stadium in Solna, Sweden and the former home stadium for the football team AIK before the construction of Råsunda Stadium. It was founded in 1910 and was demolished in 1937 when Råsunda Stadium was built on the existing site of the stadium
Rasunda 1912.jpgRåsunda IP in 1912

Stockholm Olympic Stadium

Stockholm Olympic Stadium (Swedish: Stockholms Olympiastadion), most often called Stockholms stadion or (especially locally) simply Stadion, is a stadium in Stockholm, Sweden. Designed by architect Torben Grut, it was opened in 1912, its original use was as a venue for the 1912 Olympic Games. At the 1912 Games, it hosted the athletics, some of the equestrian, some of the football, gymnastics, the running part of the modern pentathlon, tug of war, and wrestling events. It has a capacity of 13,145–14,500 depending on usage and a capacity of nearly 33,000 for concerts.
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Tranebergs Idrottsplats

Tranebergs Idrottsplats was a football stadium in Traneberg district, western Stockholm, Sweden. It was opened in September 1911. Tranebergs Idrottsplats served as the home ground of Djurgårdens IF for 25 seasons. Stadium was demolished in 1936
Traneberg 1912.jpg


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