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Art Competitions at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games:

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Art Competitions at the 1912 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

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Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Karla Road 10, Stockholm
Date Started: May 5, 1912
Date Finished: July 27, 1912

Gold: SUI Alphonse Laverrière
SUI Eugène-Édouard Monod

Summary

The winners of the architecture prize, Eugène-Edouard Monod and Alphonse Laverrière, had already taken part in the IOC-sponsored International Architecture Competition, held in Lausanne in 1911. With their design entitled "A Modern Olympia on the Right Bank of Lake Geneva", they had earned the first prize. For Stockholm 1912, they sent in a derivative work "Building Plan of a Modern Stadium". Despite the originality requirement for the Olympic art competitions, the jury (which may have consisted solely of Pierre, Baron de Coubertin himself) apparently did not notice - or bother.

The names of the 1912 Olympic art competitors mostly derive from an anonymous piece of paper in the IOC archives. Although deciphered by Richard Stanton, not all of the names have been matched to known architects, notably Laffen, Eccard and Rees.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Alphonse Laverrière 39 Switzerland SUI Gold
1 Eugène-Édouard Monod 40 Switzerland SUI Gold
AC A. Laffen Unknown UNK
AC André Collin Belgium BEL
AC Frantz Jourdain 64 France FRA
AC Fritz Eccard Unknown UNK
AC Guillaume Fatio 46 Switzerland SUI
AC J. W. Rees Great Britain GBR
AC Julius Skarba-Wallraf Germany GER
AC Konrad Hippenmeier 31 Switzerland SUI