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.