Not held in other Games

Gotland Sports at the 1912 Summer Olympics

Gotland is the largest island in the Baltic Sea, measuring 3,001 km2 (1,158 mi2) in size. It is located 150 km south of Stockholm and, with the exception of 1361-1645, has been a part of Svotjod/Sweden since at least the 8th century. The island is well known for its sporting contests. Each summer, Gotland hosts the Stånga Games, which comprises traditional Gotlandic sporting events. Among these are a team ball game (Pärk), a throwing contest (Varpastning) somewhat similar to quoits and horseshoes, but using a much heavier stone disc (Varpa), and an event resembling the Scottish caber toss (Stångstörtning). On Sunday, 7 July 1912, at 7:30 in the evening (1930), displays of Gotland Sports were given in the Olympic Stadium, consisting of all three of the above events being displayed.

Non-medal events

Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Pärkspel, Men Olympic (non-medal) 7 July 1912 0 0
Varpastning, Men Olympic (non-medal) 7 July 1912 0 0
Stångstörtning, Men Olympic (non-medal) 7 July 1912 0 0
0 (0/0) 0 (0/0)