Georgios Paraskevopoulos

Georgios Paraskevopoulos was a Greek cyclist. He participated in the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.[1] Paraskevopoulos competed in the 12 hour race and the road race. According to the data provided by the official website of the Olympic Games, Paraskevopoulos did not finish the 12 hour race and there is no third winner.[2] However, according to the Hellenic Olympic Committee, Paraskevopoulos did finish, and therefore is recognised by HOC as bronze medalist, having completed 940 laps of the Neo Phaliron Velodrome.[3] This is supported by a short article in a Greek newspaper on the following day.[4]

Newspaper article indicating the 3rd place of Georgios Paraskevopoulos in the 12 hour cycling race of the 1896 Olympic Games having completed 940 laps.

In the road race, Paraskevopoulos was not among the top three out of the seven cyclists to compete.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Georgios Paraskevopoulos Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  2. ^ IOC. "Athens 1896 12-hour race men Results - Olympic cycling-track". Retrieved 2021-08-14.
  3. ^ "Παρασκευόπουλος Γιώργος". Ελληνική Ολυμπιακή Επιτροπή (in Greek). Retrieved 2021-08-14.
  4. ^ Newspaper Epitheorisis, 3 April 1896, p. 2. Accessible at the Hellenic Parliament's digital library, p. 170 of the microfilm.
  5. ^ "Georgios Paraskevopoulos". Olympedia. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  6. ^ IOC. "Athens 1896 individual road race men Results - Olympic cycling-road". Retrieved 2021-08-14.

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