Mallon's book on the 1906 Olympic Games
The data on these pages are completely according to the excellent book by
Bill Mallon :
"The 1906 Olympic Games - Results for All Competitors in All Events, with
Commentary", Jefferson NC, 1999
Included Sports and Events
There are no major problems with the exact determination of which events
in Athina are Olympic and which are not.
Known errors in Mallon
The following errors have been accepted by Mallon:
in the Gymnastics all-round competition, Mallon lists a competitor Szücs
Vilmos, but this should be Szücs Kálmán. That brings the
total of Hungarian gymnasts down to 8, of gymnasts down to 104.
Mallon lists only 111 Greek Rowers, but counts 113.
This means there are 167 rowers in stead of 169.
And that there are also 2 less Greeks.
Mallon lists 2 Van Blijenburgh brothers as one.
That makes for 62 Fencers in stead of 61.
And one more Dutchman.
Mallon lists Koemzopoulos both under Constantinople and Thessaloniki. It
should be the former. This affects only the number of athletes from Thessaloniki
(18 in stead of 19) but not the number of Greeks or total competitors.
There is a competitor named Petros Paulidis from Smyrna, in both Rowing and
Gymnastics. I found this coincidence far too big to not assume this is just
one athlete, and Mallon now agrees with this.
In total, this makes for 844 competitors, where Mallon arrives at 847.
Very Probable errors in Mallon
In the following cases, Mallon does not accept a correction, but I believe
he is being far too cautious:
There is a competitor Ioannis Abelas in both Cycling and Gymnastics. Mallon
tells me that the two have different competitor numbers.
There is a Nikolaos Malintretos in the Marathon (where he is listed as Cretan)
and in Shooting. Mallon does not believe this is one and the same.
I have listed both as "doubles". This brings my total down to 842.
There are no "unknown" competitors from 1906.
Mallon states that only in the 100 m free-style swimming he is not 100% certain
of the names and number of competitors.
I have decided not to add a single "unknown" competitor to the list
Written 2001-02-01 - last modified 2002-01-16
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