STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- With the Americans in first place the Olympic games wil officially end tonight, when the prizes won will be distributed in the Stadium in the presence of the King and members of the royal family.
First honors go to the Americans, although the total points will not be completed until tonight. But the margin so far as the real athletic events, the track and field contests, are concerned, is so great that everyone connected with the team is being showered with congratulations.
America scored in only one of the big running events today, the 1600-metre team race where the American runners made a show of their field. H. Kolehmainen, the great Finnish distance runner, who, it is rumored plans to turn professional and come to the United States this fall, was first in the 8,000 metres race. Anderson, of Sweden, was second, and Eke, of Sweden, third.
H. H. Hellawell proved the best of the Americans in the race, but the best he could do was to finish twelfth. The heat was terrific and many of the contestants were overcome, while all that finished were completely exhausted.
In the 800-metre team swimming event, America finished second to Australia, with England third, and In the high diving event Sweden was first and third, with Germany second.
Baron Coubert. in charge of the program, announced today that at the request of the New York boxing commission, the committee would put boxing contests on the program at all future Olympic meetings whenever practicable.