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The year Sweden organized the Olympics and defied expectations

Stockholm's Olympic Stadium as it used to look. Photo: Bertil Norberg/TT

Published: 25.Apr.2019 08:19 hrs

Stockholm Olympic Stadium defied those who said Sweden wasn't advanced enough to host the Olympic Games in 1912, and has survived to become the world's oldest Olympic stadium actively in use.

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Taking inspiration from the medieval city wall of Visby on the Swedish island of Gotland, Swedish architect and athlete Torben Grut designed a stadium for the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm that would stand as a fortress of athleticism.

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