Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Olympic Cycling Stadium, Berlin
Date Started: August 7, 1936
Date Finished: August 8, 1936
Eleven tandems came to the mark, racing in five first round heats. The winners of those heats joined three repÃªchage winners in the quarter-finals. All matches were a single race until the medal rounds, which were best two of three. The semi-finals saw the German team of [Ernst Ihbe] and [Carl Lorenz] face the French team of [Pierre Georget] and [Georges Maton], and the Dutch team of [Bernhard Leene] and [Henk Ooms] racing the Italians, [Carlo Legutti] and [Bruno Loatti]. The first semi was close, with Germany defeating the French by just over a wheel, but in the second semi, the Netherlands easily defeated Italy. The final saw Germany, clearly the best team in the event, win the gold medal in two straight races, both by fairly comfortable margins. France defeated Italy for the bronze medal. For the Netherlands, Bernhard Leene was competing in his third straight Olympics on the tandem, having won gold in 1928 with [Daan van Dijk], and placing fourth in 1932. Bronze medalist Pierre Georget also won a silver in the kilometer time trial and in 1936 and 1937 would place second at the World Championships in the match sprint.