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Tennis at the 1896 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Doubles

Tennis at the 1896 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Athens Lawn Tennis Club, Athina; Neo Faliro Velodrome, Peiraias
Date Started: April 8, 1896
Date Finished: April 11, 1896
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: MIX Mixed team-2
Silver: GRE Greece-1
Bronze: MIX Mixed team-1


[Fritz Traun] was supposed to enter the tennis doubles with a partner whose name has not survived, but who withdrew from an injury. He then competed with [John Pius Boland], who had defeated him in the singles, and they won the championship. No records of any of the match results, other than the final, exist.

Traun was a good German athlete, but primarily as a runner. Between 1893 and 1894 he set several German records at distances from 880 yards up to 2 miles. He competed in the [100 metres] and [800 metres] in Athens but did not qualify for the finals.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Great Britain/Germany-2 MIX Gold
2 Greece-1 GRE Silver
3 Australia/Great Britain-1 MIX Bronze
4T Greece-2 GRE
4T Greece-3 GRE