“YOU, SIR, ARE THE GREATEST ATHLETE IN THE WORLD.”
1912 OLYMPIC GAMES
“You, sir, are the greatest athlete in the world.” King Gustav of Sweden said to decathlete Jim Thorpe after winning the Gold Medal during the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm.
The Decathlon, historically named the "All-Around”, is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track & field disciplines, split over two days.
TRACK & FIELD
In the 1920s, Finland’s Karhu became an official equipment provider to all Olympic Games. We uncovered a 1939 catalogue photo of an actual Karhu Olympic equipment installation, which featured some of the most important athletic hardware, such as javelins, discuses and shots. In the year of the biggest global sporting event, we decided this was THE moment to honour the ultimate challenge in Track & Field!