1913 Nordic Games

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1913 Nordic Games
Host city Stockholm, Östersund
Country Sweden
1911 1915  >

The 1913 Nordic Games was the fifth Nordic Games and was held in Stockholm in February 1913. It was formally international sports competitions in many disciplines, but because of the communications of the time it was still mostly domestic sportspeople participating.

Among the sports were winter sports like bandy, speed skating and skiing but also motorsports and equestrian sports.

Bandy[edit]

The bandy tournament was a club tournament. Beside the Swedish teams, IFK Helsingfors from Finland also participated. Leipziger HC from Germany was scheduled to appear but the Germans eventually favoured to take part in the 1913 European Bandy Championships, which were held in Switzerland at the same time. The Stockholm team AIK beat IFK Uppsala in the final game by 3-1.[1]

Cross-country skiing[edit]

The winter of 1913 had left Stockholm little snow, so this year the cross-country skiing was arranged in Östersund. Beside Swedish skiers, there were competitors from Finland, Norway and Russia. The events were 30, 60 and 90 kilometers for men, and for women 10 kilometer. 90 km was the most prestigious event and this was won by Swede Haldo Hansson.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nordiska spelen" (in Swedish). Bandytipsets arkiv. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Stefan Nolervik (1 February 2014). "Nordisk kämpaglöd i tidiga spel" (in Swedish). Östersunds-Posten. Retrieved 16 July 2015.