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Kristian Hellström

Biographical information

Medals IG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
Full nameKristian•Hellström
Used nameKristian•Hellström
Born24 July 1880 in Stockholm (SWE)
Died14 June 1946 in Stockholm (SWE)
Measurements180 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsIF Sleipner, Stockholm (SWE) / L.A.C., London (GBR)
NOC Sweden


Kristian Hellström was Secretary-General of the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games at Stockholm in 1912. In 1912 he was also one of the founding members of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and became its first Secretary-General from 1913-14. He was a very busy sports administrator and founded his first sports club in 1897, IF Sleipner Stockholm. He also initiated the first cross-country race in Sweden in 1901 and in 1913 the “Great Svenska Dagbladet Relay Run”.

Hellström’s sports career led to two Olympic participations. In 1906 at Athens he won a bronze medal in the 1,500 and placed fifth in the 800 metres. Two years later at London he was eliminated in the heats of the 800. He was Swedish Champion in 1900 and 1901 in the 1,500 and 1902 in the 10K. Hellström was also a member of the German clubs BFC Preußen Berlin and Teutonia 1899 Berlin and became German Champion in the 1,500 in 1905.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:59.1y (1907); 1500 – 4:12.6 (1902).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Athletics SWE Kristian Hellström
800 metres, Men (Intercalated) 5
1,500 metres, Men (Intercalated) 3 Bronze
5 miles, Men (Intercalated) DNS
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Kristian Hellström
400 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 h8 r1/2
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
Secretary General Swedish Olympic Committee for the Olympic Games of Stockholm, 1912 1910— SWE Kristian Hellström