Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Faliron Bay, Peiraias
Date Started: April 27, 1906
Date Finished: April 27, 1906
Format: 1,609 metres. Final only.
It is not known why there were two coxed pairs events, one over 1-kilometer and one over 1-mile. Both were won by the same Italian crew from the Bucintoro Venezia club. The three crew members – [Enrico Bruna], [Emilio Fontanella], [Giorgio Cesana] – were also part of their club team that won the coxed fours in 1906.
Second went to a Belgian team representing the Société Nautique de Gand. The two brothers on this team, [Max] and [Rémy Orban] came to Athens with no coxswain, apparently not realizing they needed one. They recruited a young Greek man named [Theofilakas Psiliakos], who served as the cox for them in both events. The Orbans and Psiliakos finished fifth over 1 km.