Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm
Date Started: July 15, 1912
Date Finished: July 15, 1912
Format: circa 12,000 metres. Point-for-place scoring from the individual event, with the top three finishers for each team counting in the team scoring.
The team cross-country title was determined by using the scores of the top three finishers from each team competing in the individual cross-country event. At the international cross-country meet, England would won the championship from 1903-1914, but this event was basically contested by the British Isles nations and France.
Although [Hannes Kolehmainen] won the race, Sweden’s finishes of 2nd, 3rd, and 5th narrowly brought Sweden the gold medal over Finland. Great Britain was a distant third.