Not held in other editions
| Event type

Varpastning, Men

Date 7 July 1912
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationStockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm
Participants0 from 0 countries

Varpastning, which is somewhat similar to quoits or horseshoes, was displayed in the main Olympic Stadium. The “varpa” can be of any size and shape, but is usually a flat, nearly round stone, measuring 15 centimetres (6 inches) in diameter. It is usually made with small cavities for the fingers to allow the thrower to obtain a better grip. The varpas are thrown at a pin, or “hob,” set at a distance of about 20 metres. After each player throws towards the hob, the player whose varpa is closest to it wins a point. The winner of a match is the first to record 12 points.