The data on these pages are completely according to the excellent book by Bill Mallon and Ture Widlund:
"The 1896 Olympic Games - Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary", Jefferson NC, 1998.
In contrast with 1900 and 1904, there is no discussion about the true Olympic nature of the events conducted at Athina in 1896. One event, the 100m swimming for Greek Sailors, is very strange according to later criteria, but it is generally accepted that it may keep its status.
This is the list of errors that have been reported and that Bill Mallon has graciously allowed me to present. It is the on an errata sheet that has been published in the book on the 1920 Olympics:
|18||places won||omission||James Connolly (USA-ATH) : 1 1st, 1 2nd, 1 3rd||1|
|8 with 3||9 with 3||1|
|66||100 m Heat 2||AC||4. Eugen Schmidt DEN
5. George Marshal GBR
|80||note 123||addition||see below||3|
|84||RR, 2nd||Goedrich||August von Goedrich|
|92||Par Bars||Hillmar||Georg Hilmar|
|92||Hor Bar||Hillmar||Georg Hilmar|
|93||Pom Horse||Hillmar||Georg Hilmar|
|94||Hor Bar||Hillmar||Georg Hilmar|
|95||Par Bars||Hillmar||Georg Hilmar|
|98||Military Rifle||8. A. Baumann||8. Albert Baumann|
|105||1200 m||Katravas||N. Kartavas|
|108||Men's singles||5. E. Rallis||Evangelos Rallis|
|109||Men' doubles||4. E. Rallis||Evangelos Rallis|
|110||note 6||addition||see below||4|
|note 12||addition||see below||5|
|126||AUT - CYC
|addition||Schmal, Felix Adolf|
|AUT - FEN
|addition||Schmal, Felix Adolf|
|127||DEN - ATH
|128||FRA - FEN
|addition||Perronet, Jean Maurice|
|129||GER - CYC
|Goedrich||August von Goedrich|
|GER - GYM
|130||GBR - ATH
|132||GRE - SHO
|addition||b. 25 August 1868|
|GRE - SHO
|133||GRE - SHO
|b. 1882||b. 1879|
|GRE - SWI
|GRE - TEN
|134||HUN - GYM
|addition||b. 1876 - d. 1928|
|HUN - GYM
|addition||Desiderius "Deszö" Wein (b. 19 January 1873)|
|135||SUI - GYM
|addition||Zutter, Jules Alexis Louis|
|SUI - SHO
|136||USA - SHO
|addition||Paine, John Bryant|
1 James Connolly is not listed among the winners of 2 or more Places.
2 In the 100 metres, second heat, 4th was Eugen Schmidt per Danish 1896 newspapers, Politiken and Dannebrog. By default, George Marshall was then 5th.
3 Danish sources from 1896, notably Politiken and Dannebrog, do not corroborate Olympiadebogen. They state that the best Dane was Holger Nielsen, who threw circa 23 metres.
4 (6-2, 6-2) This score is from Boland's personal diary, the results unearthed by Heiner Gillmeister.
5 (5-7, 6-3, 6-3) This score is from Boland's personal diary, the results unearthed by Heiner Gillmeister.
On the website of the OlyMadMen it is revealed that fourth in the Free Pistol finished not som Leonidas Morakis, but in fact Nicolaos Dorikos, who also came third in the Military Pistol. There is one less Greek Shooting competitor though this change.
Next we come to the "unknown competitors".
When counting the competitors, it is immaterial whether or not we know their actual names. In counting the unknown competitors, I have followed Mallon:
My handling of the unknown competitors is as follows:
In total, there are 49 unknown Greek competitors, to add to the 176 known ones, brings us to 245
My total of 245 competitors is equal to the number given by Mallon in the Olympdex, plus the 49 unknown ones.
This page is part of the site "Full Olympians" by Herman De Wael. See here for a full Introduction.