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August Nilsson (October 15, 1872 – May 23, 1921) was a Swedish track and field athlete and tug of war competitor who competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics.
Sweden, formally the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.4 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.
Track and field is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. The name is derived from the sport's typical venue: a stadium with an oval running track enclosing a grass field where the throwing and some of the jumping events take place. Track and field is categorized under the umbrella sport of athletics, which also includes road running, cross country running, and race walking.
Tug of war is a sport that pits two teams against each other in a test of strength: teams pull on opposite ends of a rope, with the goal being to bring the rope a certain distance in one direction against the force of the opposing team's pull.
He finished ninth in the shot put event and eighth in the pole vault competition.
The men's shot put was a track & field athletics event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was held on July 14 and July 15, 1900. 11 shot putters from five nations competed.
The men's pole vault was a track & field athletics event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was held on July 15, 1900. Eight athletes from five nations competed in the pole vault.
He also participated on the Dano-Swedish tug of war team which won the gold medal against opponents France. These were the first Olympic gold medals for Sweden.
Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 sq mi), land area of 42,394 km2 (16,368 sq mi), and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.8 million.
The 1912 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the V Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Stockholm, Sweden, between 5 May and 22 July 1912.
A tug of war tournament was held on 16 July at Catalan Cross, Boulogne Forest in Paris as part of the 1900 Summer Olympics. The only match of the tournament was played between a team from the Racing Club de France, representing France, and a mixed team consisting of three Danish athletes and three Swedish athletes. The mixed Scandinavian team won the match 2–0.
Eugen Stahl Schmidt was a Danish shooter, athlete, and tug of war competitor. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens and at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris.
Denmark competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. The Danish contingent, 13 men, competed in 5 sports and had 30 entries in 14 events.
Sweden competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris under the IOC country code SWE. It was the second appearance of the European nation. Swedish results are typically separated from those of Norwegian competitors despite the personal union of the two kingdoms.
Tug of war was contested as a team event in the Summer Olympics at every Olympiad from 1900 to 1920. Originally the competition was entered by groups called clubs. A country could enter more than one club in the competition, making it possible for one country to earn multiple medals. This happened in 1904, when the United States won all three medals, and in 1908 when the podium was occupied by three British teams. Sweden was also among the top countries with two medals, one as a member of the mixed team.
Gustaf Söderström was a Swedish athlete and tug of war competitor.
Sweden competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. It was the third appearance of the European nation, which had missed only the 1904 Summer Olympics.
Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. 234 competitors, 218 men and 16 women, took part in 84 events in 21 sports. British athletes won fifteen gold medals and 43 medals overall, finishing third, something they did not do again until London 2012
Eric Otto Valdemar Lemming was a Swedish track and field athlete who competed at the 1900, 1906, 1908 and 1912 Olympics in a wide variety of events, which mostly involved throwing and jumping. He had his best results in the javelin throw, which he won at the 1906–1912 Games, and in which he set multiple world records between 1899 and 1912. His last record, measured at 62.32 m, was ratified by the International Association of Athletics Federations as the first official world record.
Erik Gustaf Granfelt was a Swedish gymnast who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics.
Torsten Oswald Magnus Holmberg was a Swedish gymnast and tug of war competitor who participated in the 1908 Summer Olympics and in the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Karl Axel Patrik Norling was a Swedish gymnast, diver, and tug of war competitor who participated in the 1906 Intercalated Games and 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics. He won a bronze medal in the tug of war in 1906, as well as two gold medals with the Swedish gymnastics team, in 1908 and 1912, alongside his younger brother Daniel.
Arvid Leander Andersson was a Swedish policeman. He was the captain of the Swedish tug of war team that won the gold medal at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Erik Algot Fredriksson a Swedish policeman who won a gold medal in the tug of war competition at the 1912 Summer Olympics. He also won a world title in this event in 1913. He was killed in a car accident.
Carl Jonsson was a Swedish policeman who won a gold medal in the tug of war competition at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Karl Gustaf Staaf was a Swedish track and field athlete and tug of war competitor who competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics. He was born in Stockholm.
Edgar Lindenau Aabye was a Danish athlete and journalist who earned a gold medal in the tug of war at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.
Charles "Carl" Gustav Wilhelm Winckler was a Danish athlete and tug of war competitor who participated at the 1900 Summer Olympics.
Arvid Andersson may refer to:
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