Cycling at the 1896 Summer Olympics
at the Games of the I Olympiad
|Venues||Athens and surrounding area|
Neo Phaliron Velodrome
|Date||8, 11–13 April 1896|
|Competitors||19 from 5 nations|
|Cycling at the|
1896 Summer Olympics
At the 1896 Summer Olympics, six cycling events were contested at the Neo Phaliron Velodrome. They were organized and prepared by the Sub-Committee for Cycling. Events were held on 8 April, 11 April, 12 April and 13 April 1896. Nineteen cyclists, all men, from five nations competed.
These medals were retroactively assigned by the International Olympic Committee; at the time, winners were given a silver medal and subsequent places received no award. Every nation won at least a silver medal, with three winning golds.
|August von Gödrich
|Track time trial
A total of 19 cyclists from five nations competed at the Athens Games:
(*) NOTE: Including one cyclist (Nikos Loverdos) from Smyrna who competed for Greece.
|Totals (5 entries)||6||6||4||16|
Sub-Committee for Cycling
- Nicolas Vlangalis, president
- Const. Bellinis, secretary
- S. Mavros
- Nic. Kontojiannis
- Mar Philipp
- Jac. Theophilas
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