Spyros Louis, the winner of the Marathon in the 1896 Olympic Games of Athens dies on 26 March 1940 - Στις 26 Μαρτίου του 1940 πεθαίνει ο Σπύρος Λούης, νικητής του Μαραθώνιου Αγώνα στους Ολυμπιακούς Αγώνες του 1896.

Spyros Louis, the winner of the Marathon in the 1896 Olympic Games of Athens…

Poster for the first modern Olympic Games in Athens 1896

Olympic posters from the first modern games in 1896 to 2008 – in pictures

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

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

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

Trophy awarded to the winner of the marathon at the first modern Olympics in 1896, Athens

An Olympic cup! Breal's silver cup -- presented to the winner of the marathon at the modern Olympics in Athens in The cup is just 15 centimetres high but beautifully decorated in the Art Nouveau style.

Trophy awarded to the winner of the marathon at the first modern Olympics in 1896, Athens

An Olympic cup! Breal's silver cup -- presented to the winner of the marathon at the modern Olympics in Athens in The cup is just 15 centimetres high but beautifully decorated in the Art Nouveau style.

1896 - French Olympic Cyclists    Léon Flameng and Paul Masson.    Athens 1896. Games of the I Olympiad. French compatriot cyclists Léon Flameng and Paul Masson. Between them they won 6 medals in the track cycling events (gold in the 100km, silver in the 10 km and bronze in the sprint events for Flameng ; three times gold in the 10km, 1km and sprint events for Masson) - Annie was cycling hero in France only a year earlier!

Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Olympics Games from 5 to 21 August This makes it the first South American country to have ever hosted the Games. So we’ve put together a few other facts that you might not have been aware of

The Parade of the Winners Athens 1896

The Parade of the Winners Athens 1896 by Andre Castaigne

Spiridon Louis, winner of 1896 marathon

Apr A portrait of Spyridon Spiridon Louis of Greece, the winner of the first marathon in the 1896 Summer Olympic Games held in Athens, Greece.

Spyridon Louis, in the centre dressed as an Evzone, at the medal ceremony for the marathon at the Athens 1896 Games. This shepherd gave Greece its first gold medal of the modern Olympic Games. The stir around this victory followed him his whole life, so much so that he was selected as flag-bearer of the Greek delegation at the Berlin Games in 1936. Olympics

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1896 - Thomas Burke, US, 12 s. Olympic 100-meter Champs, 1896-2008 - Slide Show - NYTimes.com

Olympic 100-meter Champs, 1896-2008

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Greek shepherd Spyridon Louis is the winner of the 40 km marathon at the first modern Olympics games held in Athens in 1896. Women are not formally invited to the event, though they're not explicitly barred.

The Comprehensive History of Summer Olympics Fashion

Greek shepherd Spyridon Louis is the winner of the 40 km marathon at the first modern Olympics games held in Athens in Women are not formally invited to the event, though they're not explicitly barred.

.ATHENS 2004. OLYMPIC GAMES. OLYMPIC PIN. POSEIDON

.ATHENS 2004. OLYMPIC GAMES. OLYMPIC PIN. POSEIDON

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