|1st Place:||Gold Medal||Material:||Gold|
|1st Place Teams:||Gold Medal||Material:||Gilt Silver|
|2nd Place:||Silver Medal||Material:||Silver|
|3rd Place:||Bronze Medal||Material:||Bronze|
|Diameter:||33 mm||Design by:||Erik Lindberg /
|Obverse:||Two female figures crowning a young victor in the Olympic Games with a laurel wreath;|
|Reverse:||The figure of a herald, proclaiming the Olympic Games and standing close to a bust of Ling, the founder of the Swedish system of gymnastics.|
|Numbers of Medals:||Gold: 90 Gild Silver: 200 Silver: 285 Bronze: 270|
H.M. the King, crowing the winner of the marathon race 1912
(Source document: Official Report 1912, page 160)
red or green respectively.
In track and field, the winner receibed a gold medal, the socond a silver an the third a bronze medal.
In the team events, the first place carried with it a diploma and each member of the team got a vermeil medal. Those in the second- and third-placed teams had silver and bronze medals respectively.
There were always exceptions: in the equestrian
events a medal went to each member of the firtst team; the same applied
in the doubles teams. The helmsman and his second, winners in the 12 metre
yachting class, each received a gold medal.
(Source document: Olympic Review, 1972)