Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Råsunda, Solna
Date Started: July 4, 1912
Date Finished: July 4, 1912
Format: 100 metres. Four-man teams. 10 shots per man with one shot per run. 50 possible per shooter, 200 possible per team.
After taking the first nine places in the double-shot running deer event on 3 July, Sweden was heavily favored in the team running deer event and they won easily. They were led by the individual winners in the two running deer events, Åke Lundeberg and Alfred Swahn. But their leading scorer in the team event was Swahn’s father, Oscar Swahn, who was 64 years, 257 days old on 4 July 1912, making him the oldest gold medalist in Olympic history. Oscar Swahn returned to the Olympics in 1920, where he won a silver medal in the team running deer event. In 1920, he won his medal aged 72 years, 279 days, making him the oldest medalist in Olympic history. Oscar Swahn was on the Swedish shooting team which was to compete at the 1924 Paris Olympics, but he fell ill shortly before those Games and did not compete. He died on 1 May 1927, a few months shy of his 80th birthday.