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Athletics at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games:

Men's Cross-Country, Team

Athletics at the 1912 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


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.

Gold: SWE Sweden
Silver: FIN Finland
Bronze: GBR Great Britain
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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.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal TP IP
1 Sweden SWE Gold 10 [2-3-5]
2 Finland FIN Silver 11 [1-4-6]
3 Great Britain GBR Bronze 49 [15-16-18]
4 Norway NOR 61 [19-20-22]
5 Denmark DEN 63 [14-23-26]
AC United States USA DNF