1896 Olympics, Athens

The 1896 Olympics in Athens, Greece, were the first international Olympic Games held in the Modern era. 6 to 15 April 1896.
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Olympic Games 1896 Greece

The Olympic Games are a series of athletic competitions that were held in honor of Zeus.

German gymnastics champions Schuhmann, Flatow and Weingartner from the 1896 Olympic games in Athens.

German gymnastics champions Schuhmann, Flatow and Weingartner from the 1896 Olympic games in Athens.

James B. Connolly (United States), winner of the hop, step, and jump (the first final event in the 1896 Olympics), was the first Olympic champion of the modern Olympic Games.

Connolly (United States), winner of the hop, step, and jump (the first final event in the 1896 Olympics), was the first Olympic champion of the modern Olympic Games.

Dimitrios Loundras, center, at the 1896 Olympics, a Greek gymnast won a bronze at the age of 10 years and 218 days.

Dimitrios Loundras, center, at the 1896 Olympics, a Greek gymnast won a bronze at the age of 10 years and 218 days.

Andre Castaigne King George I Of Greece Presenting Awards At The 1896 Olympics

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Photograph of an engraving by Jean André Castaigne (1861-1930) for "The Olympic Games of 1896" by Baron Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937)  Olimpiadi, Olympics

Photograph of an engraving by Jean André Castaigne for "The Olympic Games of by Baron Pierre de Coubertin Olimpiadi, Olympics

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