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The 1896 Summer Olympics, conceived by Pierre de Coubertin, was held in Athens from 6-15 April 1896. It attracted 245 competitors (some 200 Greek) from 14 countries. Female athletes were not allowed to compete. Panathinaiko Stadium, then the biggest in the world, held the largest crowd ever to watch a sporting event. The highlight for Greeks was the marathon victory by compatriot Spiridon Louis. The most successful competitor was German wrestler and gymnast Carl Schuhmann with four gold medals

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Θερινοί ολυμπιακοί αγώνες 1896-Αθήνα....Με φωτογραφικοϊστορικη ματια![Olympic games-1896-Athens]

Οι Αγώνες της Ι Ολυμπιάδας, κοινώς γνωστοί ως Θερινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 1896, διοργανώθηκαν στην Αθήνα (Ελλάδα) από τις 6 Απριλίου έως τις 15 Απριλίου 1896. Το 1894 σε συνέδριο που οργάνωσε ο βαρόνος Πιερ ντε Κουμπερτέν στο Παρίσι ιδρύθηκε η Διεθνής Ολυμπιακή Επιτροπή και αποφασίστηκε η αναβίωση των Ολυμπιακών αγώνων. Έπειτα από πρόταση του Έλληνα εκπροσώπου Δημητρίου Βικέλα ως τόπος διεξαγωγής των Ι Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων ορίστηκε η Αθήνα.[The 1st Olympic games mounted in Athens from 6 to 15…

Spyridon ("Spyros") Louis ( 1873 – was a Greek water-carrier who won the first modern-day Olympic marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics, thereby becoming a national hero. Olympic Marathon, Olympic Flame, Greek History, Greek Art, Summer Olympics, People Of The World, Athens, Greece, Cyprus
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Leonidas Pyrgos was the first Greek Olympic medallist in the history of the modern Olympic Games, winning his fencing event of the 1896 Summer Olympics on 7 April Greek History, Summer Dream, Summer Olympics, Sophia Loren, Female Athletes, Olympic Games, Athens, Old Photos, Greece
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Dimitrios Loundras, center, at the 1896 Olympics, a Greek gymnast won a bronze at the age of 10 years and 218 days. 1896 Olympics, History Of Olympics, Olympic Winners, Olympic Athletes, Summer Dream, Summer Olympics, Rowing, Olympians, Female Athletes
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Dimitrios Loundras, center, at the 1896 Olympics, a Greek gymnast won a bronze at the age of 10 years and 218 days.

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Spiridon Louis (centre) of Greece receives his medal at the medal ceremony for winning the Marathon event during the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. 1896 Olympics, Cycling Events, Time Pictures, Summer Dream, Summer Olympics, Back In Time, Road Racing, Vintage Pictures, Olympic Games

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Leonidas Pyrgos, Greek fencer - The First Greek Olympic medallist; 1896.

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