Coolest Olympic Stadiums
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Stockholm Stadium 1912 Olympics, Stockholm
The smallest of the Olympic stadiums has a huge reputation. It’s witnessed more athletic records broken than any other stadium worldwide: 83 or 87, depending on whom you ask.
The castle-like venue was the scene for the tug-of-war, equestrian, gymnastics, wrestling, and track-and-field events in 1912. Quarantine regulations meant it also hosted equestrian competitions for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. It’s still used as a sports arena for the Stockholm marathon.
Gold Medal Moment: Jim Thorpe, a Native American from the Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma, won gold in the pentathlon and decathlon.
Nowadays: Take in the DN Galan Diamond League track meet, an annual sporting event that brings together the world’s best emerging athletes in the historic arena.