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Olympics Games 1912

Death-defying rope gymnastics stun spectators at the Summer Olympics in Stockholm.

Sport 1912 8 mins Silent


Awe-inspiring images of women athletes rope climbing demand attention in this Pathe newsreel, celebrating the sporting achievements of competitors from across the world at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. The film engagingly captures a range of sports, illustrating the mass scale of the event as well as the more personal achievements of individual athletes, such as Swedish javelin competitor Eric Lemming.

The gymnasts at the start of this film were among 48 women competing at the Stockholm games, up from 22 in 1900.