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1906 Athina Summer Games

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Host City: Athina, Greece (April 22, 1906 to May 2, 1906)
Opening Ceremony: April 22, 1906 (opened by King Giorgis I)
Closing Ceremony: May 2, 1906
Events: 74 in 13 sports

Participants: 841 (835 men and 6 women) from 21 countries
Youngest Participant: TUR Vahram Papazyan (13 years, 224 days)
Oldest Participant: FRA Léon Moreaux (54 years, 47 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): FRA Léon Moreaux and USA Martin Sheridan (5 medals)
Most Medals (Country): FRA France (40 medals)

Overview

Today, the IOC and a few sports historians do not consider the 1906 Intercalated Olympics to be "true" Olympic Games. By doing so, they neglect the Games that may have helped save the Olympic Movement. After the debacles of 1900 and 1904, the Olympics were in desperate straits. The Greeks had wanted to host more Olympics and they proposed holding "interim" Olympics, every four years in the even year between the Olympics. The first of these was scheduled in 1906.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 France 15 9 16 40
2 Greece 8 13 13 34
3 United States 12 6 6 24
4 Great Britain 8 11 5 24
5 Italy 7 6 3 16
6 Germany 4 6 5 15
7 Sweden 2 5 7 14
8 Hungary 2 5 3 10
9 Austria 3 3 3 9
10 Switzerland 4 3 1 8
11 Denmark 3 2 1 6
12 Belgium 2 1 3 6
13 Finland 2 1 1 4
14 Netherlands 0 1 2 3
15 Australia 0 0 3 3
16 Canada 1 1 0 2
17 Norway 1 1 0 2
18 Mixed team 0 2 0 2
19 Bohemia 0 0 2 2

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Martin Sheridan (USA) 2 3 0 5
2 Léon Moreaux (FRA) 2 1 2 5
3 Louis Richardet (SUI) 3 1 0 4
4 Gustav Casmir (GER) 2 2 0 4
5 Eric Lemming (SWE) 1 0 3 4
6 Max Décugis (FRA) 3 0 0 3
7 Francesco Verri (ITA) 3 0 0 3
8 Enrico Bruna (ITA) 3 0 0 3
9 Giorgio Cesana (ITA) 3 0 0 3
10 Emilio Fontanella (ITA) 3 0 0 3
11 Georges, Baron Dillon-Kavanagh (FRA) 2 1 0 3
12 Nikolaos Georgantas (GRE) 1 2 0 3
13 Gaston Delaplane (FRA) 1 1 1 3
14 Henry Taylor (GBR) 1 1 1 3
15 Jean Fouconnier (FRA) 1 1 1 3
16 Jean Reich (SUI) 1 1 1 3
17 Maurice Lecoq (FRA) 1 0 2 3
18 Fernand Vast (FRA) 1 0 2 3
19 Heinrich Schneidereit (GER) 1 0 2 3
20 Raoul, Count de Boigne (FRA) 0 1 2 3
21 John Jarvis (GBR) 0 1 2 3

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