Demonstration Sports at the 1912 Olympic Games

Demonstration sports were "officially" introduced at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm. Many resources only list baseball and glima as demonstration sports at these games, though the The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912 includes details of several other sports demonstrations that were organized by the Swedish Olympic Committee, to run at the same time as the Olympic Games.

The Swedish Olympic Committee approved the "display of Boy Scouts, the Flat Racing and Trotting Races at Lindarängen, the display of Gottland games, the Icelandic “Glima”-Wrestling, Baseball, and the Swimming displays in connection with the illuminations at Djurgårdsbrunnsviken. In addition to this, there were several displays in gymnastics"

approved by the Swedish committee horse racing and trotting matches at Lindar- ängen; a baseball exhibition match at the Östermalm Athletic Grounds; a review of Boy Scouts, Gottland games and Icelandic "Glima"-wrestling, at the Stadium; swimming and fireworks displays at Djurgårdsbrunnsviken Channel, etc

olympic Glima demonstration Glima Demonstration at the 1912 Olympic Games.

There could have been more sports demonstrated, as there was a proposal by the Knickerbocker Whist Club of New York, for a competition in whist; a proposal from Canada for a Lacrosse display and a third, from the Olympic Committee of France, for Aeronautic competitions.


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