2012-06-08 11:43Press release

Stockholm 1912 Summer Olympics 100th anniversary celebration

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.

Discover the parallels between 1912-2012 in the related documents.







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Anna Gissler
CEO, Invest Stockholm
Anna Gissler