Mixed team at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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Early Olympic Games allowed for individuals in a team to be from different nations. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) now groups their results together under the mixed team designation (IOC code ZZX). At the 1896 Summer Olympics, two of three of the medalling pairs in the doubles event in tennis were of mixed nationality.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold  John Pius Boland (GBR)
 Friedrich Traun (GER)
Tennis doubles
 Silver  Dionysios Kasdaglis[1] (GRE)
 Demetrios Petrokokkinos (GRE)
Tennis doubles
 Bronze  Edwin Flack (AUS)
 George S. Robertson (GBR)
Tennis doubles

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kasdaglis is listed as Greek in the IOC medals database for men's singles tennis in 1896. The team of Kasdaglis and Petrokokkinos appears in that database as a mixed team. Petrokokkinos, not having won a singles medal, is not identified with any nation in the IOC database; however, all sources which do give a nationality for Petrokokkinos give it as Greek. Kasdaglis, a Greek national residing in Alexandria, is listed as Egyptian in some sources.

References[edit]

  • Lampros, S.P.; Polites, N.G.; De Coubertin, Pierre; Philemon, P.J.; & Anninos, C. (1897). The Olympic Games: BC 776 – AD 1896. Athens: Charles Beck.  (Digitally available at [1])
  • Mallon, Bill; & Widlund, Ture (1998). The 1896 Olympic Games. Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0379-9.  (Excerpt available at [2])
  • Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-342-X.