First modern Olympic Games, Athens, 1896. Panathenaic Stadium. Also used in the 2004 Olympics as the Archery Venue and the finish site for the Marathon.

Opening Ceremony at the 1896 Athens Olympics - been there 2011 Special Olympic International games!

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The First Modern Summer Olympics

Jim Thorpe - Greatest Athlete in the World

Jim Thorpe - was denied his Olympic medals on a technicality. Year later, the bad decision was reversed. The medals given to his descendants. Many seriously consider Jim Thorpe the top Athlete of the century!

1908 London Olympians

Four British Cyclists at the London 1908 games

Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe

Oscar Swahn, aged 72 at the 1920 Olympics when he took silver in the 100m double-shot running deer shooting event

Oscar Swahn: Oldest Olympic medal winner

Duke Kahanamoku. 1912 Olympics. Gold Medal & World Record.

Duke Kahanamoku - Surfing Legend and Olympic Swimming Medalist

The rope climb was an official event in the earliest modern Olympics–Athens,1896.While competitors were originally judged on both speed and style,Olympian rope climbers competing in the 20th century merely had to race to the top.The most impressive win in the history of the event–which was taken off the program after the L.A.Olympics of 1932–took place in St.Louis 1904,when U.S.gymnast George Eyser won gold despite having a wooden leg.

Distance Plunging

9 Really Strange Sports That Are No Longer in the Olympics-the rope climb was an official event in the earliest modern

Spyros Louis, the first Marathon race winner, in a traditional clothing during the first Olympic Games. Greece 1896.

Spyros Louis, the first Marathon race winner, in a traditional clothing during the first Olympic Games. Greece Maraton segraren 1896 i Aten.

Antwerp 1920 Olympics

Poster of the sixth 1920 Olympic Games - Antwerp, Belgium

Alfréd Hajós, Hungary - the First Olympic Champion in swimming - 1896

Great Moments in Olympic Swimming History

1896 Summer Olympics - Athens Greece - Alfréd Hajós, the first Olympic champion in swimming, is one of only two Olympians to have won medals in both sport and art competitions.

Early Olympics - The sprinter Charlie Paddock wins the men’s hundred-metre dash, at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium.

Early Olympics

Charley Paddock winning the 100 metres with his famous finishing leap during the 1920 Olympics held at Antwerp, Belgium.

Winnipeg Falcons  The Winnipeg Falcons hockey club, the 1920 gold medallists at the Antwerp Olympics. The Falcons won Canada's first-ever Olympic medal in hockey (courtesy Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum).

Winnipeg Falcons The Winnipeg Falcons hockey club, the 1920 gold medallists at the Antwerp Olympics. The Falcons won Canada's first-ever Olympic medal in hockey (courtesy Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum).

The 1912 Olympics: Parallel Bars

What Is Gymnastics?

A Finnish gymnast competes on the parallel bars at the 1912 Olympics. At the 1912 Olympics Italy dominated the gymnastics competition, winning the team event and placing men second and third in the all-around.

Olympic Games - Antwerp - Water Polo - Final - 1920

Olympic Games - Antwerp - Water Polo - Final - 1920

Antwerp, Belgium (1920) hosted the Games post-WWI. Many newly formed countries competed for the first time, including Czechoslovakia, whose ice hockey team took the bronze. (Before the introduction of the Winter Olympics in 1924, winter sports were occasionally featured in summer.) #antwerp #icehockey #olympics #olympiccities

Picture here is the Czechoslovakia team. : Jan Peka Otakar Vindys Jan Palous Karel Hartmann Karel Pesek Josef Sroubek (C) Vilém Loos Final score: Canada vs.

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