Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm
Date Started: July 8, 1912
Date Finished: July 8, 1912
Format: One team per nation. Teams of 16-40 gymnasts performing simultaneously. Time limit: 1 hour, including march in and march out. The Organizing Committee provided fixed apparatus necessary for Swedish gymnastics, including four balance beams, eight beam s.
This event figured on the Olympic Program for the first time in 1912, and would appear only once more, in 1920 at Antwerp. The Swedish team easily won the team event based on their own method of gymnastics. This event had only three entrants from three of the five Scandanavian nations. Four of the five judges placed Sweden first, while the Danish judge voted for Denmark. Sweden repeated their Olympic victory in their own style at Antwerp in 1920. Only John Sörenson competed for Sweden in both 1912 and 1920.