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Sweden's quest for Gold began at Paris on 16 July 1900, when strongmen August Nilsson, Gustaf Söderström and Karl-Gustaf Staaf teamed up with three Danes to pull their way to a Gold in the Tug of War competition.

186 Swedish men and 2 women have been Olympic champion before WW2, winning 78 Gold at the Summer Games and a further 6 at the Winter Games. Between 1908 and 1996, Sweden have only once failed to win a Gold medal at an Olympic Summer Games (in 1988) and only twice at Winter Games. 

M/F

Name

Year

Gold

SPORT

born

died

M

August Nilsson

1900

1

TUG of WAR

15.10.1872

23.5.1921

M

Gustaf Söderström

1900

1

TUG of WAR

25.11.1865

12.11.1958

M

Karl Staaf

1900

1

TUG of WAR

6.4.1881

15.2.1953

             

M

Oscar Swahn

1908

3

SHOOTING

20.10.1847

1.5.1927

M

Alf Swahn

1908

3

SHOOTING

20.8.1879

16.3.1931

M

Arvid Knöppel

1908

1

SHOOTING

7.3.1867

7.3.1925

M

Ernst Rosell

1908

1

SHOOTING

3.12.1881

26.7.1953

M

Eric Lemming

1908

3

TRACK & FIELD

22.2.1880

5.6.1930

M

Daniel Norling

1908

3

GYMNASTICS

16.1.1888

28.8.1958

M

Osvald Holmberg

1908

2

GYMNASTICS

17.7.1882

11.2.1969

M

Sven Landberg

1908

2

GYMNASTICS

6.12.1888

11.4.1962

M

Axel Norling

1908

2

GYMNASTICS

16.4.1884

7.5.1964

M

Sven Rosén

1908

2

GYMNASTICS

10.3.1887

22.6.1963

M

Karl-Johan Svensson

1908

2

GYMNASTICS

12.3.1887

20.1.1964

M

Gösta Åsbrink

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

18.11.1881

19.4.1966

M

Carl Bertilsson

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

18.10.1889

16.11.1968

M

Hjalmar Cedercrona

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

23.12.1883

24.5.1969

M

Andreas Cervin

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

31.10.1888

14.2.1972

M

Rudolf Degermark

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

19.7.1886

21.5.1960

M

Carl Wilhelm Folcker

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

28.3.1889

2.7.1911

M

Sven Forssman

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

12.9.1882

1.3.1919

M

Erik Granfelt

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

17.11.1883

18.2.1962

M

Carl Hårleman

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

23.6.1886

20.8.1948

M

Nils Hellsten

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

19.2.1886

12.4.1962

M

Gunnar Höjer

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

27.1.1875

13.3.1936

M

Carl Holmberg

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

9.3.1884

1.12.1909

M

Arvid Holmberg

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

10.10.1886

11.9.1958

M

Hugo Jahnke

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

6.3.1886

12.1.1939

M

John Jarlén

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

4.11.1880

18.4.1955

M

Gustaf Johnsson

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

7.3.1890

11.12.1959

M

Rolf Johnsson

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

1.12.1889

3.6.1931

M

Olle Lanner

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

30.12.1884

26.7.1926

M

Axel Ljung

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

31.3.1884

5.2.1938

M

Osvald Moberg

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

14.9.1888

22.12.1933

M

Carl Martin Norberg

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

18.7.1889

25.7.1970

M

Tor Norberg

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

17.12.1880

4.8.1972

M

Erik Norberg

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

30.9.1883

19.2.1954

M

Gösta Olson

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

10.5.1883

23.1.1966

M

Leonard Peterson

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

30.10.1885

15.4.1956

M

Gösta Rosenqvist

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

10.9.1887

22.12.1961

M

Axel Sjöblom

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

17.12.1882

10.10.1951

M

Birger Sörvik

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

4.12.1879

23.5.1978

M

Haakon Sörvik

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

31.10.1886

30.5.1970

M

Gustaf Vinqvist

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

15.10.1883

19.11.1967

M

Nils von Kantzow

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

30.8.1885

7.2.1967

M

Nils Widforss

1908

1

GYMNASTICS

3.11.1880

2.5.1960

M

Hjalmar Johansson

1908

1

DIVING

20.1.1874

30.9.1957

M

Frithiof Mårtensson

1908

1

WRESTLING

19.5.1884

20.6.1956

M

Ulrich Salchow

1908

1

FIGURE SKATING

7.8.1877

18.4.1949

             

M

Vilhelm Carlberg

1912

3

SHOOTING

5.4.1880

1.10.1970

M

Eric Carlberg

1912

2

SHOOTING

5.4.1880

14.8.1963

M

Johan Hübner von Holst

1912

2

SHOOTING

22.8.1881

13.6.1945

M

Åke Lundeberg

1912

2

SHOOTING

14.12.1888

29.5.1939

M

Hugo Johansson

1912

2

SHOOTING

16.6.1887

23.2.1977

M

Paul Palén

1912

1

SHOOTING

4.4.1881

12.10.1944

M

Per Olof Arvidsson

1912

1

SHOOTING

18.12.1864

30.8.1947

M

Carl Björkman

1912

1

SHOOTING

31.12.1869

4.2.1960

M

Erik Blomqvist

1912

1

SHOOTING

5.1.1879

17.9.1956

M

Mauritz Eriksson

1912

1

SHOOTING

18.12.1888

14.2.1947

M

Adolf Jonsson

1912

1

SHOOTING

26.6.1879

30.4.1949

M

Bernhard Larsson

1912

1

SHOOTING

14.8.1879

1.8.1947

M

Gustaf Boivie

1912

1

SHOOTING

27.11.1864

12.1.1951

M

Erik Friborg

1912

1

CYCLING

24.1.1893

22.5.1968

M

Algot Lönn

1912

1

CYCLING

18.12.1887

3.4.1953

M

Ragnar Malm

1912

1

CYCLING

14.5.1893

1.3.1959

M

Axel Persson

1912

1

CYCLING

23.1.1888

2.9.1955

M

Arvid Andersson

1912

1

TUG of WAR

9.7.1881

7.8.1956

M

Adolf Bergman

1912

1

TUG of WAR

14.4.1879

14.5.1926

M

Johan Edman

1912

1

TUG of WAR

29.3.1875

19.8.1927

M

Erik Frederiksson

1912

1

TUG of WAR

13.6.1885

14.5.1930

M

August Gustafsson

1912

1

TUG of WAR

4.11.1875

31.10.1938

M

Carl Jonsson

1912

1

TUG of WAR

16.7.1885

11.11.1966

M

Erik Larsson

1912

1

TUG of WAR

14.5.1888

23.8.1934

M

Herbert Lindström

1912

1

TUG of WAR

16.3.1886

26.10.1951

M

John Sörensson

1912

2

GYMNASTICS

15.9.1889

25.10.1976

M

Per Bertilsson

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

4.12.1892

18.9.1972

M

Carl-Ehrenfried Carlberg

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

24.2.1889

22.1.1962

M

Nils Granfelt

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

17.2.1887

21.7.1959

M

Curt Hartzell

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

3.9.1891

17.1.1975

M

Anders Hylander

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

6.11.1883

10.2.1967

M

Axel Johan Janse

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

18.3.1888

25.8.1973

M

Boo Kullberg

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

23.5.1889

4.5.1962

M

Per Elis Nilsson

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

4.1.1890

18.6.1964

M

Bengt Norelius

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

26.4.1886

30.11.1974

M

Nils Silfverskiöld

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

3.1.1888

18.8.1957

M

Carl Silfverstrand

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

9.10.1885

2.1.1975

M

Yngve Stiernspetz

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

27.4.1887

4.4.1945

M

Carl-Erik Svensson

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

20.2.1891

9.11.1978

M

Knut Torell

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

1.5.1885

24.12.1966

M

Edvard Wennerholm

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

22.1.1890

13.3.1943

M

Claës Wersåll

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

26.6.1888

12.2.1951

M

David Wiman

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

6.8.1884

6.10.1950

M

Erik Adlerz

1912

2

DIVING

23.7.1892

8.9.1975

F

Greta Johanson

1912

1

DIVING

9.1.1895

28.1.1978

M

Gösta Lilliehöök

1912

1

MODERN PENTATHLON

25.5.1884

18.11.1974

M

Claes Johanson

1912

2

WRESTLING

4.11.1884

9.3.1949

M

Hjalmar Andersson

1912

1

TRACK & FIELD

13.7.1889

2.11.1971

M

John Eke

1912

1

TRACK & FIELD

12.3.1886

11.6.1964

M

Gustaf Lindblom

1912

1

TRACK & FIELD

3.12.1891

26.4.1960

M

Josef Ternström

1912

1

TRACK & FIELD

4.12.1888

2.5.1953

M

Axel Nordlander

1912

2

EQUESTRIAN

21.9.1879

30.4.1962

M

Hans von Rosen

1912

2

EQUESTRIAN

8.8.1888

2.9.1952

M

Carl Bonde

1912

1

EQUESTRIAN

28.4.1872

13.6.1957

M

Nils Adlerkreutz

1912

1

EQUESTRIAN

8.7.1866

27.9.1955

M

Ernst Casparsson

1912

1

EQUESTRIAN

15.11.1886

7.9.1973

M

Gustaf Kilman

1912

1

EQUESTRIAN

9.7.1882

21.2.1946

M

Carl Gustaf Lewenhaupt

1912

1

EQUESTRIAN

20.8.1879

7.8.1962

M

Filip Ericsson

1912

1

SAILING

25.5.1882

25.12.1951

M

Carl Hellström

1912

1

SAILING

10.12.1864

5.7.1962

M

Paul Isberg

1912

1

SAILING

2.9.1882

5.3.1955

M

Humbert Lundén

1912

1

SAILING

7.1.1882

5.2.1961

M

Herman Nyberg

1912

1

SAILING

22.2.1880

6.7.1968

M

Harry Rosensvård

1912

1

SAILING

20.4.1882

16.7.1955

M

Erik Wallerius

1912

1

SAILING

16.4.1878

7.5.1967

M

Harald Wallin

1912

1

SAILING

27.2.1887

16.6.1946

             

M

Gillis Gråfström

1920

3

FIGURE SKATING

7.6.1893

14.4.1938

F

Magda Julin-Mauroy

1920

1

FIGURE SKATING

24.7.1894

21.12.1990

M

Tore Holm

1920

2

SAILING

25.11.1896

15.11.1977

M

Gösta Bengtsson

1920

1

SAILING

25.7.1897

19.1.1984

M

Yngve Holm

1920

1

SAILING

12.9.1895

16.2.1943

M

Gösta Lundqvist

1920

1

SAILING

15.8.1892

10.10.1944

M

Axel Rydin

1920

1

SAILING

14.2.1887

31.5.1971

M

Rolf Steffenburg

1920

1

SAILING

14.3.1886

18.3.1982

M

Georg Tengwall

1920

1

SAILING

6.4.1896

5.3.1954

M

Harry Stenqvist

1920

1

CYCLING

25.12.1893

9.12.1968

M

William Petersson

1920

1

TRACK & FIELD

6.10.1895

10.5.1965

M

Carl Westergren

1920

3

WRESTLING

13.10.1895

5.8.1958

M

Anders Larsson

1920

1

WRESTLING

2.7.1892

4.1.1945

M

Håkan Malmroth

1920

2

SWIMMING

29.11.1900

10.1.1987

M

Arvid Wallman

1920

1

DIVING

3.2.1901

25.10.1982

M

Gustaf Dyrssen

1920

1

MODERN PENTATHLON

24.11.1891

13.5.1981

M

Frans Persson

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

6.12.1891

13.1.1976

M

Fausto Acke

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

23.5.1897

14.5.1967

M

Albert Andersson

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

25.4.1902

5.3.1977

M

Arvid Andersson-Holtman

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

20.12.1896

28.1.1992

M

Helge Bæckander

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

13.10.1891

11.11.1958

M

Bengt Bengtsson

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

30.9.1897

10.10.1977

M

Fabian Biörk

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

21.10.1893

27.9.1977

M

Erik Charpentier

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

17.8.1897

17.2.1978

M

Sture Ericsson

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

15.1.1898

6.9.1945

M

Konrad Granström

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

21.10.1900

4.1.1982

M

Helge Gustafson

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

16.1.1900

5.10.1981

M

Åke Håger

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

5.7.1897

9.3.1968

M

Ture Hedman

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

18.12.1895

3.8.1950

M

Sven Johnson

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

12.9.1899

7.7.1986

M

Sven-Olof Jonsson

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

23.1.1893

2.1.1945

M

Karl Lindahl

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

26.9.1890

29.06.1960

M

Edmund Lindmark

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

6.7.1894

11.2.1968

M

Bengt Mohrberg

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

1.6.1897

26.9.1968

M

Klas Sårner

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

25.12.1891

22.1.1980

M

Curt Sjöberg

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

26.1.1897

12.4.1948

M

Gunnar Söderlindh

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

10.2.1896

26.12.1969

M

Erik Svensén

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

28.7.1893

17.12.1935

M

Gösta Törner

1920

1

GYMNASTICS

19.7.1895

15.2.1971

M

Åge Lundström

1920

2

EQUESTRIAN

8.6.1890

26.9.1975

M

Helmer Mörner

1920

2

EQUESTRIAN

8.5.1895

5.1.1962

M

Janne Lundblad

1920

1

EQUESTRIAN

11.4.1877

24.11.1940

M

Georg von Braun

1920

1

EQUESTRIAN

21.3.1886

23.8.1972

M

Claës König

1920

1

EQUESTRIAN

15.1.1885

25.11.1961

             

M

Bo Lindman

1924

1

MODERN PENTATHLON

8.2.1899

30.7.1992

M

Ernst Linder

1924

1

EQUESTRIAN

25.4.1868

14.9.1943

M

Axel Ståhle

1924

1

EQUESTRIAN

1.2.1891

21.11.1987

M

Åke Theining

1924

1

EQUESTRIAN

24.10.1892

16.2.1979

             

M

Per Erik Hedlund

1928

1

NORDIC SKIING

18.4.1897

12.2.1975

M

Johan Richthoff

1928

2

WRESTLING

30.4.1898

1.10.1983

M

Rudolf Svensson

1928

2

WRESTLING

27.3.1899

4.12.1978

M

Thure Sjöstedt

1928

1

WRESTLING

28.8.1903

2.5.1956

M

Erik Lundkvist

1928

1

TRACK & FIELD

29.6.1908

7.1.1963

M

Sven Thofelt

1928

1

MODERN PENTATHLON

19.5.1904

1.2.1993

M

Arne Borg

1928

1

SWIMMING

18.8.1901

6.11.1987

M

Sven Thorell

1928

1

SAILING

18.2.1888

29.4.1974

             

M

Sven Utterström

1932

1

NORDIC SKIING

16.5.1901

7.5.1979

M

David Wallin

1932

1

ART CONTESTS

7.1.1876

27.6.1957

M

Ivar Johansson

1932

3

WRESTLING

31.1.1903

4.8.1979

M

Erik Malmberg

1932

1

WRESTLING

15.1.1897

10.5.1964

M

Johan Oxenstierna

1932

1

MODERN PENTATHLON

28.8.1899

18.7.1995

M

Olle Åkerlund

1932

1

SAILING

28.9.1911

4.2.1978

M

Åke Bergqvist

1932

1

SAILING

29.8.1900

7.3.1975

M

Martin Hindorff

1932

1

SAILING

30.3.1897

5.3.1969

M

Bertil Rönnmark

1932

1

SHOOTING

24.12.1905

1.4.1967

             

M

Erik-August Larsson

1936

1

NORDIC SKIING

20.4.1912

10.3.1982

M

Elis Wiklund

1936

1

NORDIC SKIING

12.12.1909

15.3.1982

M

Torsten Ullmann

1936

1

SHOOTING

27.7.1908

11.5.1993

M

Erik Bladström

1936

1

CANOEING

29.3.1918

21.5.1998

M

Sven Johansson

1936

1

CANOEING

10.6.1912

5.8.1953

M

Knut Fridell

1936

1

WRESTLING

8.9.1908

3.2.1992

M

Axel Cadier

1936

1

WRESTLING

13.9.1906

29.10.1974

M

Rudolf Svedberg

1936

1

WRESTLING

19.8.1910

24.6.1992

I would be grateful for any corrections and additional biographical information.