Tore Blom

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameTeodor "Tore"•Blom
Used nameTore•Blom
Born23 April 1880 in Lilla Edet, Västra Götaland (SWE)
Died24 September 1961 in Bromma, Stockholm, Stockholm (SWE)
AffiliationsIFK Gävle, Gävle (SWE)
NOC Sweden


Tore Blom had a career as a track and field athlete, representing IFK Gävle, before becoming a journalist. At the Swedish championships in 1900 Blom won silver in the high jump and bronze in the long jump. He then competed in the same two events at the 1900 Paris Olympics where he finished in eighth place in high jump and 11th in the long jump. Blom also finished in first place in the non-medal high jump with a handicap event. It was noted at the time that “Blom’s name was not on the card, and he was allowed to compete in contravention of the arrangements.”

As a journalist Blom’s first job was with the daily newspaper Norrlands-Posten in 1903 before working at the Helsingborgs Dagblad the following year. In 1908 he began working for Stockholms Dagblad where he became the head of the advertising department from 1916 to 1920. After working for Svensk Motortidning and Stockholms-Tidningen in the 1920s and 1930s Blom then moved to Aftonbladet where he worked until he retired.

Personal Bests: HJ - 1.70 (1900); LJ - 5.77 (1900).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Tore Blom
High Jump, Men (Olympic) 8
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 11
High Jump, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1