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Title:
The 1912 Olympic Games : results for all competitors in all events, with commentary
Author:
Mallon, Bill.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xviii, 569 pages ; 27 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780786410477
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV721.8 .M35 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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Summary

Summary

The 1912 Olympic Games held in Stockholm, Sweden, were the most "modern" Olympic Games yet celebrated and the most successful of the Modern Era to that date. Much of the success is credited to the influence of Viktor Balck, who is remembered as "The Father of Swedish Sports." The 1912 Olympics also featured new innovations and events. A semiautomatic electrical timing device and a photo-finish camera were used, and the decathlon and modern pentathalon were new events. This work, the sixth in a series on the early Olympics, provides unusually extensive information on the sites, dates, competitors, and nations of the Stockholm games. Results for each event, including cycling, diving, fencing, rowing and sculling, shooting, tennis, water polo, and yachting, among others, are provided.


Author Notes

Bill Mallon is a cofounder and vice president of the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH) and the original editor of the Journal of Olympic History. He is a surgeon in Durham, North Carolina. Ture Widlund lives in Stockholm. They are also the coauthors of The 1896 Olympic Games (1997).


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