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The Greeks had tried to keep the olympics in Greece but the [[IOC]] had decided not to keep the olympics in any one country. But the IOC had [[File:1906,_Summer_Intercalated_Games,_Athens,_by_P._Vannier-combo.jpg|thumb|Intercalculated Games Medals]]suggested games between each olympics there would be smaller games to get people excited for the upcoming Olympic games (at that time every olympic games were 4 years apart and the intercalculated games were to be held two years after each olympics).
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The Greeks had tried to keep the Olympics in Greece but the [[International Olympic Committee|IOC]] had decided not to keep the Olympics in any one country. But the IOC had [[File:1906,_Summer_Intercalated_Games,_Athens,_by_P._Vannier-combo.jpg|thumb|Intercalculated Games Medals]] suggested games between each Olympics there would be smaller games to get people excited for the upcoming Olympic games (at that time every Olympic games were 4 years apart and the intercalated games were to be held two years after each Olympics).
   
The games took place in Athens so that each intercalculated games would be in Greece. But the intercalculated games did not continue after these games but they had a major effect on the way the games continued afterward.
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The games took place in Athens so that each intercalated games would be in Greece. But the intercalated games did not continue after these games but they had a major effect on the way the games continued afterward.
   
The games were dispanded because the greeks couldn't keep up the pace for 1910 after the [[1908 Summer Olympic Games|1908]] olympics in london, they found that it did not leave athletes enough time to prepare. 2 years was just not enough so the games were scrapped
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The games were disbanded because the Greeks couldn't keep up the pace for 1910 after the [[London 1908|1908]] Olympics in London. They found that it did not leave athletes enough time to prepare. 2 years was just not long enough so the idea was scrapped.
   
 
==Historic Events==
 
==Historic Events==
*For the first time the opening ceremony was held as a seperate event
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*For the first time the opening ceremony was held as a separate event.
*Unlike [[1900 Summer Olympic Games|1900]], [[1904 Summer Olympic Games|1904]] or [[1908 Summer Olympic Games|1908]] the games were not spread out over months or overshadowed by another event. Making these games actually quite sucessful.
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*Unlike [[Paris 1900|1900]], [[St. Louis 1904|1904]] or [[London 1908|1908]] the games were not spread out over months or overshadowed by another event. Making these games actually quite successful.
 
*These Games also were the first games to have all athlete registration go through the [[NOC]].
 
*These Games also were the first games to have all athlete registration go through the [[NOC]].
*Athletes entered the stadium for the first time as national teams followed by their nation's flag
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*Athletes entered the stadium for the first time as national teams followed by their nation's flag.
 
*[[Finland]] made it's first ever Olympic appearance and [[Verner Järvinen]] won their first ever gold.
 
*[[Finland]] made it's first ever Olympic appearance and [[Verner Järvinen]] won their first ever gold.
*[[Paul Pilgrim]] won both the 400 and 800 meters, a feat that was first repeated during [[1976 Summer Olympic Games|Montreal 1976]] by [[Alberto Juantorena]].
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*[[Paul Pilgrim]] won both the 400 and 800 meters, a feat that was first repeated during [[Montreal 1976]] by [[Alberto Juantorena]].
 
*Canadian [[Billy Sherring]] lived in Greece for two months, to adjust to the local conditions. His efforts paid off as he unexpectedly won the Marathon. Prince George accompanied him on the final lap.
 
*Canadian [[Billy Sherring]] lived in Greece for two months, to adjust to the local conditions. His efforts paid off as he unexpectedly won the Marathon. Prince George accompanied him on the final lap.
 
*A mixed team of Belgian and Greek athletes competed in the coxed pairs 1 mile rowing event.
 
*A mixed team of Belgian and Greek athletes competed in the coxed pairs 1 mile rowing event.
   
 
==Legacy==
 
==Legacy==
Although the IOC decided that the Intercalculated games were not offical olympic games and therefore the medals awarded are not counted. But what the intercalculated games did do was show the IOC what the games should be like. No splitting of events over months or overshadowing by other events. Some things such as the opening ceremony being a seperate continued on into the regular olympic games
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Although the IOC decided that the Intercalated games were not official Olympic games and therefore the medals awarded are not counted. But what the intercalated games did do was show the IOC what the games should be like. No splitting of events over months or overshadowing by other events. Some things such as the opening ceremony being a separate event continued on into the regular Olympic games.
   
 
==Medals==
 
==Medals==
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#[[France]] 15 Gold, 9 Silver and 16 Bronze. 40 Total
 
#[[France]] 15 Gold, 9 Silver and 16 Bronze. 40 Total
 
#[[Greece]] 8 Gold, 14 Silver and 13 Bronze. 35 Total.
 
#[[Greece]] 8 Gold, 14 Silver and 13 Bronze. 35 Total.
#[[United States of America]] 12 Gold, 6 Silver and 6 Bronze. 24 Total.
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#[[United States of America|United States]] 12 Gold, 6 Silver and 6 Bronze. 24 Total.
 
#[[Great Britain]] 8 Gold, 11 Silver and 5 Bronze. 24 Total.
 
#[[Great Britain]] 8 Gold, 11 Silver and 5 Bronze. 24 Total.
 
#[[Italy]] 7 Gold, 6 Silver and 3 Bronze. 16 Total.
 
#[[Italy]] 7 Gold, 6 Silver and 3 Bronze. 16 Total.
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
*[[/Logos|Logos]] - A collection of logos featuring this event.
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*[[Intercalated games 1906/Logos|Logos]] - A collection of logos featuring this event.
*[[/Mascots|Mascots]] - The official mascots of this Olympics'.
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*[[Intercalated games 1906/Mascots|Mascots]] - The official mascots of this Olympics'.
*[[/Torch|Torch]] - Information about this Olympics' torch.
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*[[Intercalated games 1906/Torch|Torch]] - Information about this Olympics' torch.
 
[[Category:Olympic Games]]
 
[[Category:Olympic Games]]
 
[[Category:Summer Olympic Games]]
 
[[Category:Summer Olympic Games]]

Latest revision as of 20:17, July 30, 2012

1906 Intercalated Games
Host city w:Athens, Greece
Events 78 in 13 sports
Opening ceremony April 22
Closing ceremony May 2
Stadium w:Panathinaiko Stadium
The Greeks had tried to keep the Olympics in Greece but the IOC had decided not to keep the Olympics in any one country. But the IOC had
1906, Summer Intercalated Games, Athens, by P. Vannier-combo

Intercalculated Games Medals

suggested games between each Olympics there would be smaller games to get people excited for the upcoming Olympic games (at that time every Olympic games were 4 years apart and the intercalated games were to be held two years after each Olympics).

The games took place in Athens so that each intercalated games would be in Greece. But the intercalated games did not continue after these games but they had a major effect on the way the games continued afterward.

The games were disbanded because the Greeks couldn't keep up the pace for 1910 after the 1908 Olympics in London. They found that it did not leave athletes enough time to prepare. 2 years was just not long enough so the idea was scrapped.

Historic EventsEdit

  • For the first time the opening ceremony was held as a separate event.
  • Unlike 1900, 1904 or 1908 the games were not spread out over months or overshadowed by another event. Making these games actually quite successful.
  • These Games also were the first games to have all athlete registration go through the NOC.
  • Athletes entered the stadium for the first time as national teams followed by their nation's flag.
  • Finland made it's first ever Olympic appearance and Verner Järvinen won their first ever gold.
  • Paul Pilgrim won both the 400 and 800 meters, a feat that was first repeated during Montreal 1976 by Alberto Juantorena.
  • Canadian Billy Sherring lived in Greece for two months, to adjust to the local conditions. His efforts paid off as he unexpectedly won the Marathon. Prince George accompanied him on the final lap.
  • A mixed team of Belgian and Greek athletes competed in the coxed pairs 1 mile rowing event.

LegacyEdit

Although the IOC decided that the Intercalated games were not official Olympic games and therefore the medals awarded are not counted. But what the intercalated games did do was show the IOC what the games should be like. No splitting of events over months or overshadowing by other events. Some things such as the opening ceremony being a separate event continued on into the regular Olympic games.

MedalsEdit

The Following medals were not deemed offical olympic medals by the IOC

  1. France 15 Gold, 9 Silver and 16 Bronze. 40 Total
  2. Greece 8 Gold, 14 Silver and 13 Bronze. 35 Total.
  3. United States 12 Gold, 6 Silver and 6 Bronze. 24 Total.
  4. Great Britain 8 Gold, 11 Silver and 5 Bronze. 24 Total.
  5. Italy 7 Gold, 6 Silver and 3 Bronze. 16 Total.
  6. Switzerland 5 Gold, 6 Silver and 4 Bronze. 15 Total.
  7. Germany 4 Gold, 6 Silver and 5 Bronze. 15 Total.
  8. Sweden 2 Gold, 5 Silver and 7 Bronze. 14 Total.
  9. Hungary 2 Gold, 5 Silver and 3 Bronze. 10 Total.
  10. Austria 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze. 9 Total.
  11. Norway 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze. 7 Total.
  12. Denmark 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze. 6 Total.
  13. Belgium 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze. 6 Total.
  14. Finland 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. 4 Total.
  15. Netherlands 1 Gold and 2 Bronze. 3 Total.
  16. Australia 3 Bronze. 3 Total.
  17. Canada 1 Gold and 1 Silver. 2 Total.
  18. Bohemia 2 Bronze. 2 Total.
  19. Mixed Team 1 Silver. 1 Total.

See AlsoEdit

  • Logos - A collection of logos featuring this event.
  • Mascots - The official mascots of this Olympics'.
  • Torch - Information about this Olympics' torch.

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