Sweden. Participant's medal from the 1912 Stockholm Olympics
- KOD: 4603155MA
Sweden, participant's medal from the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, white metal, 50 mm, 47.19 g, Condition VF, cleaned, minor surface blemishes and scratches
On the obverse Roman gods riding a chariot, on the reverse a lovely view of the city.
What was special about the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm? The games were the first to have art competitions, women's diving, women's swimming, and the first to feature both the decathlon and the new pentathlon, both won by Jim Thorpe. Electric timing was introduced in athletics, while the host country disallowed boxing.