The Swedish waited for this opportunity and celebrated that fact with the build of a brandnew stadium with a capacity of 31.000 spectators. Except for some minor incidents (for instance regarding the Finnish team that had to compete under the Russian flag) it were very sportive Games with almost no problems. For the first time electronic timing equipment was used unofficially for the running events and besides that the Swedish created the opportunity of a photofinish, also unofficially used. There were also loudspeakers to inform the public about results, schedules, etc. The Amarican team stayed on the ocean liner that brought them to Sweden: a very efficient way of combining things when your country has enough athletes competing! The edition of 1912 also was the story of Jim Thorpe who was accused six months later of not being an amateur by a journalist of the Worcester Telegram in Massachusetts. He had to give back his medals and his results were removed from the Olympic reports. Stan Greenberg statement believes that he was ingnorant of the maateur laws of the time and furthermore he stated that the amount of money involved was very small. The IOC gave the gold medals for decathlon and pentathlon to respectively Hugo Wieslander of Sweden and Ferdinand Bie of Norway. They both refused this gold medal. It lasted until 1982 before Thorpe (in 1950 elected as the greatest athlete in the first half of the 20th century) was rehabilitated by rewarding him with both the gold medals for the above mentioned events. The weird thing is however, that the other two also can keep their medals so both events have two official gold medal winners. Last thing to be mentioned is the extreme length of some of the wrestling matches: one lasted for nine hours and was then stopped by officials rewarding both athletes with a silver medal and another one lasted 11 hours with winner Klein from Russia. It lasted for 1924 until a time limit was set.