|Full name||Edgar Lindenau Aabye|
|Born||September 14, 1865|
|Died||April 30, 1941 (aged 75)|
|Updated on 17 March 2016.|
Aabye was an accomplished athlete who had previously won a Danish championship in swimming (1896) and been a competitor in rowing and cycling. Aabye joined the team which then competed in the only tug-of-war contest, defeating the French team for the gold medal. Initially, Aabye was not a member of the tug-of-war team but was working at the Paris Olympics as a journalist for the Politiken newspaper. When a member of the combined Dano-Swedish tug of war team was injured, the team asked Aabye to fill in as a last-minute substitute.
- "Edgar Aabye". Athletes. SR/Olympics News. 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
- De Los Reyes, Marco (25 October 2012). "Top 100: De største danskere ved OL" [100 greatest Danes of the Olympics] (in Danish). DR. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
- Jacobsen, Henry Braad (16 June 2015). "Tovtrækning er i spil til et olympisk comeback" [Tug of war is in play for an Olympic comeback]. Politiken (in Danish). Retrieved 17 March 2016.
- Edgar Aabye at Olympics Database
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