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1906  Athens Summer Olympics

1906 Summer Olympics - The Results (Athletics)

Info about the Games    
Host City: Athina, Greece Participants: 233 (233 men and 0 women) from 20 countries  official_report_1906_1.jpg
Date Started: April 25, 1906 Youngest Participant: TUR Vahram Papazyan (13 years, 224 days)
Date Finished: May 1, 1906 Oldest Participant: USA James B. Connolly (37 years, 183 days)
Events: 21 Most Medals (Athlete): USA Martin Sheridan (5 medals)
  Most Medals (Country): USA United States (23 medals)
   
Venue  Panathenaikon Stadium  333.33m
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Year Dates City Venue Countries Athletes Men Women Events (Men/Women)
1906 Apr 25-May 1 Athens,GRE Panathenaikon Stadium 20 233 233 0 21 21/0
   
 
Athletics at the
1906 Olympic Games Athina, Greece
Men's 100 m
Men's 400 m
Men's 800 m
Men's 1500 m
Men's 5 mile
Men's 110 m Hurdles
Men's Marathon
Men's 1500 m Walk
Men's 3000 m Walk
Men's High Jump
Men's Standing High Jump
Men's Pole Vault
Men's Long Jump
Men's Standing Long Jump
Men's Triple Jump
Men's Shot Put
Men's Discus Throw
Men's Discus Throw Greek Style
Men's Javelin Throw Freestyle
Men's Stone Throw
Men's Pentathlon (Ancient)
The first 'Olympic' protest also came in 1906 when Peter O'Connor (pictured) who won gold in the hop, step and jump and silver in the long jump.
Overview
 
The track & field events were held in the ancient Panathenaic Stadium in Athens. The track was short, at only about 330 metres in circumference, with long straightaways and very short, sharp turns. It also consisted of very soft, loose cinders and made running difficult. Consequently most of the existing Olympic track records survived despite the almost perfect weather - sunny every day, with temperatures in the 70's F. (circa 22-26° C.).
In addition, the 1906 Olympic Organizing Committee chose to have the runners run in a clockwise direction, opposite to the norm for current running events, as they had in 1896. While in the 19th century, some British meets were conducted with the runners racing clockwise, this virtually never occurred in major meets by 1906.
But it should not be construed that the 1906 Olympic Games did not constitute a major track & field athletics meet. In fact, this was the greatest international gathering of track & field athletes the world had yet seen. While some of the world's top athletes were not in Athens, the quality of the field in 1906 far surpassed the Olympics of 1896, 1900, and 1904.
 
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

At the 1906 Summer Olympics in Athens, 21 competitive events in athletics were held] A total of 65 medals (21 gold, 23 silver, 21 bronze) were awarded. Now called the Intercalated Games, the 1906 Games are no longer considered as an official Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

The marathon distance was 41.775 km according to a contemporary Greek newspaper.The pentathlon event in the 1906 Games consisted of a standing long jump, discus throw (ancient style), javelin throw, 192 metre run, and a Greco-Roman wrestling match.

Medal summary

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres  Archie Hahn (USA)  Fay Moulton (USA)  Nigel Barker (AUS)
400 metres  Paul Pilgrim (USA)  Wyndham Halswelle (GBR)  Nigel Barker (AUS)
800 metres  Paul Pilgrim (USA)  James Lightbody (USA)  Wyndham Halswelle (GBR)
1500 metres  James Lightbody (USA)  John McGough (GBR)  Kristian Hellström (SWE)
5 miles  Henry Hawtrey (GBR)  John Svanberg (SWE)  Edward Dahl (SWE)
Marathon  Billy Sherring (CAN)  John Svanberg (SWE)  William Frank (USA)
110 metre hurdles  Robert Leavitt (USA)  Alfred Healey (GBR)  Vincent Duncker (GER)
1500 metre walk  George Bonhag (USA)  Donald Linden (CAN)  Konstantinos Spetsiotis (GRE)
3000 metre walk  György Sztantics (HUN)  Hermann Müller (GER)  Georgios Saridakis (GRE)
High jump  Con Leahy (GBR)  Lajos Gönczy (HUN)  Themistoklis Diakidis (GRE)
 Herbert Kerrigan (USA)
Standing high jump  Ray Ewry (USA)  Léon Dupont (BEL) none awarded
 Lawson Robertson (USA)
 Martin Sheridan (USA)
Pole vault  Fernand Gonder (FRA)  Bruno Söderström (SWE)  Edward Glover (USA)
Long jump  Myer Prinstein (USA)  Peter O'Connor (GBR)  Hugo Friend (USA)
Standing long jump  Ray Ewry (USA)  Martin Sheridan (USA)  Lawson Robertson (USA)
Triple jump  Peter O'Connor (GBR)  Con Leahy (GBR)  Thomas Cronan (USA)
Shot put  Martin Sheridan (USA)  Mihály Dávid (HUN)  Eric Lemming (SWE)
Discus throw  Martin Sheridan (USA)  Nikolaos Georgantas (GRE)  Verner Järvinen (FIN)
Discus throw,
ancient style
 Verner Järvinen (FIN)  Nikolaos Georgantas (GRE)  István Mudin (HUN)
Javelin throw  Eric Lemming (SWE)  Knut Lindberg (SWE)  Bruno Söderström (SWE)
Stone throw (6.4 kg)  Nikolaos Georgantas (GRE)  Martin Sheridan (USA)  Michalis Dorizas (GRE)
Pentathlon [3]  Hjalmar Mellander (SWE)  István Mudin (HUN)  Eric Lemming (SWE)

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States 11 6 6 23
2  Great Britain and Ireland 3 5 1 9
3  Sweden 2 4 5 11
4  Hungary 1 3 1 5
5  Greece 1 2 4 7
6  Canada 1 1 0 2
7  Finland 1 0 1 2
8  France 1 0 0 1
9  Germany 0 1 1 2
10  Belgium 0 1 0 1
11  Australia 0 0 2 2
Totals21232165
PLACING TABLES
Athens 1906
  Gold Silver Bronze 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Medals Points
USA 11 4+2= 5+1= 5 4 5 1 - 23 221.5
SWE 2 4 5 5 3 2+1= 1 - 11 121.5
GRE 1 2 3+1= 3 5+2= 2 3+1= 1 7 99
GBR1 3 5 1 1 1 - 1 - 9 76
HUN 1 3 1 - 2+1= 1 1 1 5 51
FIN 1 - 1 1 1+1= - - - 2 25
FRA 1 - - 1 2 - - 2 1 23
AUS - - 2 1 - 2 - - 2 23
CAN 1 1 - - - - 1 - 2 17
NOR - - - 1 1= 1+1= 1 1 0 15.5
BEL - 1= - 1 - - - - 1 11
GER - 1 - - - - 1= 2 1 10.5
RSA - - 1 - - - - - 1 6
BOH - - - - - 1 1 - 0 5
ITA - - - - 1 - - - 0 4
Totals 21 20+3= 19+2= 19 19+5= 14+2= 10+2= 7 65 709
1. Breakdown of combined Great Britain & Ireland team placings
GBR 1 2 1 1 1 - 1 - 4 39
IRL 2 3 - - - - - - 5 37
Totals 3 5 1 1 1 - 1 - 9 76
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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