At the 1906 Summer Olympics , only four swimming events were contested.Now called the Intercalated Games, the 1906 Games are no longer considered as an official Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee.
|100 m freestyle||Charles Daniels (USA)||Zoltán Halmay (HUN)||Cecil Healy (AUS)|
|400 m freestyle||Otto Scheff (AUT)||Henry Taylor (GBR)||John Arthur Jarvis (GBR)|
|1 mile freestyle||Henry Taylor (GBR)||John Arthur Jarvis (GBR)||Otto Scheff (AUT)|
| Hungary (HUN)|
| Germany (GER)|
| Great Britain (GBR)|
John Arthur Jarvis
|1||Great Britain (GBR)||1||2||2||5|
|4||United States (USA)||1||0||0||1|
|Totals (6 nations)||4||4||4||12|
The 1906 Intercalated Games or 1906 Olympic Games was an international multi-sport event that was celebrated in Athens, Greece. They were at the time considered to be Olympic Games and were referred to as the "Second International Olympic Games in Athens" by the International Olympic Committee. However, the medals which were distributed to the participants during these games are not officially recognized by the Olympic Comittee and are not displayed with the collection of Olympic medals at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The Intercalated Olympic Games were to be a series of International Olympic Games halfway between what is now known as the Games of the Olympiad. This proposed series of games, intercalated in the Olympic Games cycle, was to always be held in Athens, and were to have equal status with the international games. However, the only such games were held in 1906.
Greece has a long presence at the Olympic Games, as they have competed at every Summer Olympic Games, one of only four countries to have done so, and most of the Winter Olympic Games. Greece has hosted the Games twice, both in Athens. As the home of the Ancient Olympic Games it was a natural choice as host nation for the revival of the modern Olympic Games in 1896, while Greece has also hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. During the parade of nations at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, Greece always enters the stadium first and leads the parade to honor its status as the birthplace of the Olympics, with the notable exception of 2004 when Greece entered last as the host nation. Before the Games the Olympic Flame is lit in Olympia, the site of the Ancient Olympic Games, in a ceremony that reflects ancient Greek rituals and initiates the Olympic torch relay. The flag of Greece is always hoisted in the closing ceremony, along with the flags of the current and the next host country.
At the 1906 Summer Olympics in Athens, 21 competitive events in athletics were held. A total of 65 medals were awarded. Now called the Intercalated Games, the 1906 Games are no longer considered as an official Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
At the 1906 Summer Olympics in Athens, four gymnastics events were contested, all for men only. Now called the Intercalated Games, the 1906 Games are no longer considered as an official Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee.
At the 1906 Summer Olympics in Athens, sixteen events in shooting were contested. Now called the Intercalated Games, the 1906 Games are no longer considered as an official Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee.
At the 1906 Intercalated Games, four events in tennis were contested. Now called the Intercalated Games, the 1906 Games were at the time regarded as an official Olympics event. This status was retroactively revoked by the International Olympic Committee. The events were played on outdoor clay courts at the Athens Lawn Tennis Club and were held from 23 April until the 28 April 1906.
At the 1906 Summer Olympics in Athens, four wrestling events were contested, all in Greco-Roman style for men. Now called the Intercalated Games, the 1906 Games are no longer considered as an official Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee.
The men's 100 metre freestyle was one of six swimming events on the swimming at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. It was the shortest of the three individual freestyle events, as the 50 yard freestyle had been dropped after its one appearance on the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. The 100 metre event was contested for the third time after it had been held at the 1896 and 1906 Olympics. The 1904 Olympics saw a 100-yard event. The competition was held on Friday July 17, 1908 and Monday July 20, 1908. Thirty-four swimmers from twelve nations competed. Each nation was limited to 12 swimmers.
Henry Taylor was an English competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in four Summer Olympics between 1906 and 1920. Taylor served in the Royal Navy during the First World War, and continued to swim competitively until 1926. His fortunes declined after he retired and he died penniless. His record of three gold medals at one Olympic Games – the most by any Briton – stood for 100 years until it was equaled by cyclist Chris Hoy in 2008. Tying the medal count of American Mel Sheppard, he was the most successful athlete at the 1908 Olympics.
Otto Scheff, born Otto Sochaczewsky was an Austrian freestyle swimmer, water polo player, lawyer, politician, and sports official who competed in the 1906 Intercalated Games, in the 1908 Summer Olympics, and in the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Albert Zürner was a German diver who competed in the 1906 Summer Olympics, in the 1908 Summer Olympics, and in the 1912 Summer Olympics.
John Henry "Rob" Derbyshire was an English freestyle swimmer and water polo player from Chorlton, Lancashire, who competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics, 1906 Intercalated Games, 1908 Summer Olympics and 1912 Summer Olympics.
Carl Hjalmar August Johansson was a Swedish pioneer diver, swimmer and track and field athlete who competed at the 1906, 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics.
Emil A. Rausch was a German freestyle swimmer who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics and 1906 Intercalated Games.
Georg Hoffmann (1880–1947) was a German freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke swimmer and diver who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics and 1906 Intercalated Games.
Gordon Melville Clark was a British diver who competed at the 1906 Intercalated Games in Athens, Greece.