1896: The opening ceremony in the Panathinaiko Stadium

The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was a multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 15 April 1896

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

The Athens 1896 Summer Olympic Games (April marked the birth of the Modern Olympics.

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

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.

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

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

Silver (first place) medal with the face of Zeus, his hand holding a globe surmounted by winged Victory.

Silver (first place) medal with the face of Zeus, his hand holding a globe surmounted by winged Victory.

Launceston Elliot, winner of the one-armed weightlifting event, was popular with the Greek audience, who found him very handsome.

Launceston Elliot June 1874 – 8 August was a Scottish weightlifter. He was the first British Olympic champion.

The final of the 100 metres at the 1896 Olympics

The final of the 100 metres at the 1896 Olympics

Stamp from the first Olympic stamp set

a Greek stamp celebrating the first modern Olympic Games in Athens, 1896

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.

On June French educator and historian Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Because of his initiative he is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games, the first one organized in Greece only two years later in

1896 Olympic games participating countries

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Tennis at the 1896 Summer Olympics

Tennis at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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