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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


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