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1896: The opening ceremony in the Panathinaiko Stadium

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Games of the I Olympiad. Cover of the official report of 1896 Athens Summer Olympics. Often listed as the poster of the Games.

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A copper medal was given those in second place. The reverse features the Acropolis and, in Greek, "International Olympic Games in Athens in 1896".

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A silver medal was awarded to the winner of each event during the 1896 Summer Olympics.

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Singles final in 1896 Olympic tennis

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

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The final of the 100 metres at the 1896 Olympics

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Stamp from the first Olympic stamp set

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Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin; 1 January 1863 – 2 September 1937) was a French educator and historian, and founder of the International Olympic Committee. He is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games.

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The German individual gymnastics champions: Schuhmann, Flatow, and Weingärtner