Book: Christer Isaksson - Stockholm 1912, Första Moderna OS
Translated: "Stockholm 1912, The First Modern Olymics"
Number of pages: 270
In the Olympic Games in Stockholm in 1912 the Olympic dream became a reality. The Stockholm 1912 Olympics were the first modern Olympic Games, an entertaining and audience-friendly event, in the center of world attention. Sensational athletic performance in the new Stadium gave international ecco and created a future Olympic model, still in use in London in 2012.
Christer Isaksson describes the background to the Olympic Games in Stockholm and the Swedish sports movement's emergence. Behind the Stockholm Games were a few enthusiasts from the first and second generation Swedish sports, primarily aristocrat Viktor Balck and industrialist Sigfrid Edstrom, but also the young Sven Låftman, Olympians who were active in the international skating union until the 1970s.
Christer Isaksson, born 1951, is an author and journalist. He has written some 15 books, mostly about politics, but also fiction and sports, such as goalkeepers (2000).