2018 Bauhaus Galan Stockholm Diary: The 1912 Olympic Stadium

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stadium.jpg1912 Olympic stadium, Photos: Yanan Li and Henrik Trygg of mediabank.visitstockholm.com

stadium fireworks.jpgFirewooks in stadium, Photos Yanan Li and Henrik Trygg of mediabank.visitstockholm.com

bfb7f0936ae7947dcee50b62272a2ecb.jpgStadion entrance, Photos Yanan Li and Henrik Trygg of mediabank.visitstockholm.com

The 1912 Olympic Stadium is one of my favorite stadiums in Europe. In my first time in the Stadium, Chris Turner, then, IAAF Press Manager, gave me the geek tour. I walked on the wooden warm up track, the one used by Paavo Nurmi, and before him, Jim Thorpe. We thank Stuart Weir for giving us a bit of back ground on the

Stadium 1.jpgA view of the 1912 Olympic Stadium, Photos Yanan Li and Henrik Trygg of mediabank.visitstockholm.com

The Olympic Stadium in Stockholm is the oldest stadium on the Diamond League circuit, having been built for the 1912 Olympic Games. In 1956 The Melbourne Olympic equestrian events took place here as Australian quarantine rules prevented horses from going to Australia. Since Since 1967 the stadium has been the venue of the annual international athletics meeting DN Galan, from 2011 part of the IAAF Diamond League

stadion 2.jpgAnother view of the 1912 Olympic Stadium, Photos Yanan Li and Henrik Trygg of mediabank.visitstockholm.com

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