Edgar Aabye

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEdgar Lindenau•Aabye
Used nameEdgar•Aabye
Born1 September 1865 in Helsingør, Hovedstaden (DEN)
Died30 April 1941 in København (Copenhagen), Hovedstaden (DEN)
AffiliationsGymnastik- og Svømmeforeningen Hermes, Frederiksberg (DEN)
NOC Denmark
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Edgar Aabye won an Olympic title as part of the mixed Danish-Swedish tug-of-war team that defeated the opposing French team at the 1900 Olympics. Aabye’s participation was somewhat of a coincidence: he was actually in Paris as a sports journalist, but was also a noted athlete himself. He had won a Danish title in swimming (1896), was a noted rower and also competed in cycling. In his capacity as a journalist, he worked for the broadsheet Politiken from 1892 - as the nation’s first sports journalist - until 1935. Before that, he had studied theology and taught history and geography at a middle school.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War DEN Edgar Aabye
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Mixed team 1 Gold