Athens, 1906 (Intercalated Games)

The first, last, and only Intercalated Games were held in Athens in 1906. The Greeks planned to hold these interim Games between Olympics every four years, but it did not eventuate. This event 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. While medals were distributed to the participants during these games, the medals are not officially recognized by the IOC today.

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