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Tug-Of-War, Men

Date30 April 1906
LocationPanathinaiko Stadio, Athina
Participants32 from 4 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

The tug-of-war competition was held inside the Panathenaic Stadium on the infield of the track. In 1906 it was conducted as part of the track and field program. The newspapers documented that the competitions were highly watched and greatly anticipated by spectators in the stadium. Although it may have been exciting to the spectators, the competing nations apparently gave little thought to the tug-of-war. Most of them simply selected a team to compete in this competition by choosing their strongest athletes from among their gymnasts and weight throwers in the track and field event. It is known that the winning German team, for instance, was only selected on the boat (Trieste) traveling from Italy to Greece just prior to the start of the Olympic Games.

Wilhelm BornWilly DörrKarl KaltenbachJoseph KrämerWilhelm RitzenhoffHeinrich RondiHeinrich SchneidereitJulius Wagner
2Omas Helliniki Peiraikos SyndesmosGRESilver
Konstantinos LazarosSpyros LazarosGeorgios PapachristouGeorgios PsachosVasilios PsachosPanagiotis TrivoulidisAntonios TsitasSpyros Vellas
Erik GranfeltGustaf GrönbergerAnton GustafssonOswald HolmbergEric LemmingAxel NorlingCarl SvenssonTure Wersäll
Rudolf ArnoldHenri BaurKarl HöltlLeopold LahnerRudolf LindmayerFranz SolarJosef SteinbachJosef Wittmann

Round One

Date30 April 1906
Match #130 AprGermanyGER2 – 0AustriaAUT
Match #230 AprOmas Helliniki Peiraikos SyndesmosGRE2 – 0SwedenSWE

Final Round

Date30 April 1906
Match #130 AprGermanyGER2 – 0Omas Helliniki Peiraikos SyndesmosGRE
Match #230 AprSwedenSWE2 – 0AustriaAUT