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Tug-Of-War, Men

Date30 April 1906
StatusIntercalated
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.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1GermanyGERGold
Wilhelm BornWilly DörrCarl KaltenbachJoseph KrämerWilhelm RitzenhoffHeinrich RondiHeinrich SchneidereitJulius Wagner
2Omas Helliniki P. S.GRESilver
Konstantinos LazarosSpyros LazarosGeorgios PapakhristouGeorgios PsakhosVasilios PsakhosPanagiotis TrivoulidisAntonios TsitasSpyros Vellas
3SwedenSWEBronze
Erik GranfeltGustaf GrönbergerAnton GustafssonOswald HolmbergEric LemmingAxel NorlingCarl SvenssonTure Wersäll
4AustriaAUT
Rudolf ArnoldHenri BaurKarl HöltlLeopold LahnerRudolf LindmayerFranz SolarJosef SteinbachJosef Wittmann

Round One (30 April 1906)

Single-elimination.

Match #1 GER 2 – 0AUT
Match #2 GRE 2 – 0SWE

Final Round (30 April 1906)

Single-elimination.

Match #1 GER 2 – 0GRE
Match #2 SWE 2 – 0AUT