The data on these pages are completely according to the database compiled by Bill Mallon and others.
For obvious reasons the group is called MAD (Bill Mallon, Magne Teigen, Arild Gjerde, David Foster and even Herman De Wael)
The prime printed source for these games is the Official Report (OR).
Here are the corrections that the MAD group have brought to the OR (by sport). I have not included the myriads of spelling corrections and completion of given names (the OR usually gives only the initial). The OR quite often does not give the places in the lower heats, MAD have usually found these.
100m (1): Ferdinand Kaindl (AUT) and Bohuslav Fleischer (TCH) did compete in the third heat. Henri Cockuyt (BEL), Wilfred Hildreth (IND) and Lawrence Betts (RSA) did compete in the fifth heat. That makes 87 competitors in stead of the 82 in the OR.
200m (2): Diego Ordoñez (ESP) did compete in the tenth heat. Mohamed Burhan (TUR) did start in the seventeenth heat. There are 64 competitors in stead of 62.
400m (3): no changes
800m (4): Eduard Riedl (CZE) did run in the second heat. Jack Newman (AUS) did run in the sixth heat. There are 43 competitors in stead of 41.
1500m (5): no changes
5000m (6): E. Kulcsar (HUN) did not run in the second heat. There are 38 competitors in stead of 39.
10000m (7): Marcel Alavoine (BEL), John Cuthbert (CAN), Jesus Dieguez (ESP), Félix Mendizábal (ESP), Miguel Peña (ESP), Eino Rastas (FIN), Carlo Martinenghi (ITA) did not actually compete. There are only 36 competitors, not 43.
Marathon (8): no changes
3000m Steeple (9): J.T. Cushing (GBR) did not actually run in the second heat. The OR lists 20 competitors but says there are 21, counting Alexander Antson (EST). In fact there are only 19 competitors.
110m Hurdles (10): Alberto Byington (BRA) did run in the first heat. There are 28 competitors in stead of 27. The recap table in the OR show only 26 competitors, forgetting to count one Indian (C. K. Lakshmanan) and one Hungarian (Muskát László)
400m Hurdles (11): no changes
10000m Walk (12) : no changes
High Jump (13) : Mikulás Kucsera (SVK), Arthur Willis (GBR) (first heat), Gilbert Kerr (GBR), Robert Juday (USA) (third heat) are listed in the OR as not competing. They did however, but failed to clear any height. There are 26 competitors, not 21 (miscounted in OR)
Long Jump (14) : no changes
Triple Jump (15) : no changes
Pole Vault (16) : no changes
Javelin Throw (17) : no changes
Discus Throw (18) : no changes
Shot Put (19) : no changes
Hammer Throw (20) : no changes
Pentathlon (21) : no changes
Decathlon (22) : no changes
Cross-Country (23) : no changes
Cross-Country, team (24) : no changes
4x100m (25) : no changes
4x400m (26) : no changes
3000m Team (27) : Stig Reuterswärd (SWE) did in fact start. The OR correctly counts 44 competitors though.
complete table of differences between OR and MAD:
|country||missing from OR||extra in OR||Counting mistakes in OR|
|Australia||Jack Newman (800m)(*)|
|Austria||Ferdinand Kaindl (100m)|
|Belgium||Henri Cockuyt (100m)||Marcel Alavoine (10000m)(*)||16 Athletics iso 17|
|Canada||John Cuthbert (10000m)(*)|
|Czechoslovakia||Bohuslav Fleischer (100m)
Mikulás Kucsera (HJ)
|16 Athletics iso 18|
|Denmark||10 Athletics iso 9 (?)|
|Estonia||Alexander Antson (3000m S)(*)|
|Finland||Eino Rastas (10000m)(*)||51 Athletics iso 52|
|Great Britain||Arthur Willis (HJ)
Gilbert Kerr (HJ)
|63 Athletics iso 65|
|Hungary||E. Gross (1500m)
E. Kulcsar (5000m)
Muskát László (110m H)(*)
|India||Wilfred Hildreth (100m)||C. K. Lakshmanan (110m H)||5 Athletics iso 8 (?)|
|Italy||M. Mangasia (10000m)
Carlo Martinenghi (10000m)(*)
T. Redda (10000m)
|Norway||11 Athletics iso 10 (?)|
|South Africa||Lawrence Betts (100m)(*)|
|Spain||Diego Ordoñez (200m)(*)||Jesus Dieguez (10000m)(*)
Félix Mendizábal (10000m)(*)
Miguel Peña (10000m)(*)
|15 Athletics iso 13 (?)|
|Sweden||32 Athletics iso 33 (?)|
|Turkey||Mohamed Burhan (200m)||3 Atletics iso 4|
|United States||Robert Juday (HJ)||95 Athletics iso 96|
|total||Athletics: 8 too few - OR adds to 662
that should be 652. +8 = 660
(*) Did compete in some other event, so competitor is correctly included in OR and MAD count for his nation.
Skiff (28) : no changes
Coxless Pairs (29) : no changes
Double Sculls (30) : no changes
Coxed Pairs (31) : no changes
Coxless Fours (32) : no changes
Coxed Fours (33) : no changes
Eights (34) : no changes
The OR counts 23 Frenchmen in stead of 22. They probably counted M. Detton twice.
The OR arrives at 182 rowers. There should be only 181.
Flyweight (35) : no changes
Welterweight (36) : no changes
Featherweight (37) : no changes
Lightweight (38) : no changes
Light Middleweight (39) : no changes
Middleweight (40) : no changes
Light Heavyweight (41) : the OR counts V. Heince (LAT) who did not actually fight. There are only 20 competitors, not 21
Heavyweight (42) : no changes
Total Boxers : the OR counts V. Heince and arrives at 182 boxers, there are only 181
1000 m Sprint (43) : no changes
50 km (44) : no changes
2000m Tandem (45) : no changes
4000 m Team Pursuit (46) : no changes
188 km Road Race (47) : no changes
Team Race (48) : no changes
The OR correctly counts 140 cyclists.
Three-day event (49) : no changes
Three-day event, team (50) : no changes
Dressage (51) : no changes
Jumping (52) : no changes
Jumping, team (53) : no changes
The OR correctly lists 97 riders, but has only one Bulgarian (should be 2) and 7 Britons (should be 6).
The OR counts only 4 Austrians, there are five of them;
They count 20 Italians, should be 19;
and 7 Uruguayans, should be 6; for a total of 241 fencers when I count only 240.
Foil, individual (54) : no changes
Foil, women (55) : no changes
Épée, individual (56) : no changes
Sabre, individual (57) : no changes
Foil, team (58) : I count 67 participants, the OR only 66 - Domingo García is not listed among the Spanish competitors, althoug he is mentioned in the resumé for the match against France.
Épée, team (59) : no changes
Sabre, team (60) : no changes
Team (61) : no changes
72 competitors from 9 countries, correctly counted
Horizontal Bar (62)
Parallel Bars (63)
Rope Climbing (65)
Sidehorse Vault (67)
Pommeled Horse (68)
Individual combined (69)
Team combined (70)
Italy is listed as having 8 competitors, that should be only 5. The total of 127 (should be 124) is similarly 3 too many)
Men's Singles (71)
Women's Singles (72)
Men's Doubles (73) Italy's C. Colombo is listed among the competitors, but the detailed list has correctly listed Serventi
Women's Doubles (74) Bologna and Perlandini are listed as competitors, but the detailed list has the correct Gagliardi-Perelli
Mixed Doubles (75)
Finland and France are listed with 13 competitors in stead of 12 - for a total of 100 in stead of 98
Light Heavyweight (87) 2 Fins are counted, but Wecksten did not compete
Heavyweight (88) 2 Frenchmen are counted, but Deglane did not compete
100 m Free-style (M) (89) : no changes
100 m Backstroke (M) (90) : no changes
200 m Breaststroke (M) (91) : no changes
400 m Free-style (M) (92) : no changes
1500 m Free-style (M) (93) : no changes
Plain Highboard (94) : no changes
Fancy Highboard (95) : no changes
Springboard (M) (96) : no changes
100 m Free-style (W) (97) : no changes
100 m Backstroke (W) (98) : no changes
200 m Breaststroke (W) (99) : no changes
400 m Free-style (W) (100) : no changes
Springboard (W) (101) : no changes
Platform (W) (102) : no changes
4 x 200 m Free-style Relay (M) (103) : MAD find 5 swimmers who have competed in the heats, not in the final, which brings the total participation ot 57 individuals (13 teams). OR counts only 56 individuals. OR count John Thompson (GBR) as N.Part, while he did swim in the final (as is noted in OR).
4 x 100 m Free-style Relay (W) (104) : no changes
Waterpolo (105) : no changes
The OR counts the number of participants per country (men and women together), but does not add them (the total is 325). Norway and Portugal are left blank (°), but if we add 1 competitor for each (the correct number), we can assume that the OR counts 327 participants. This includes 1 too few Czechoslovaks (19 iso 20), 1 too few French (37 iso 38), 3 too many Swedes (34 iso 31), but strangely correctly 42 Britons.
This page is part of the site "Full Olympians" by Herman De Wael. See here for a full Introduction.