By the summer of 1972, Finnish police patrolman Lasse Virén was on the verge of a global breakthrough as a runner.
Stockholm’s own Inga Gentzel was not lacking in motivation as she lined up for the 800 metres at the city’s former Olympic stadium, Stadion, on 16 June 1928.
Spectators who saw Hannes Kohlemainen breaking the world record in the 5,000 metres at the 1912 Olympic Games knew that they hade witnessed an event that people would talk about for decades to come.
Patrik Sjöberg will be forever associated with the Stockholm Stadium and his world record of 2.42.
On the 30th of August 1945, the atmosphere at the Stockholm Stadium was ecstatic as Nora-Anna broke her third world record in the 800 meters with a time of 2:13.8.
For a few weeks in the summer of 1975, Anders Gärderud was on top form and managed to fulfil everyone’s expectations.
The Rolling Stones
When the British stars performed at the Stockholm Stadium on the 3rd of June 1995, the 35,200 fans present cheered everything from Satisfaction to Start Me Up.
On the 14th of August 1940, Henry Kälarne, fireman and athlete, set a new world record in 3,000 metres at Stockholm Stadium.