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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
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 intercalculated 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.

The games were dispanded 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 enough so the games were scrapped

Historic Events

  • For the first time the opening ceremony was held as a seperate event
  • Unlike 1900, 1904 or 1908 the games were not spread out over months or overshadowed by another event. Making these games actually quite sucessful.
  • 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.

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

Medals

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 of America 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 Also

  • 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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