The 1896 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was
the first international Olympic Games held ...
The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place in its ancient
birthplace of Athens. The Games attracted athletes from 14 nations, with the
According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced
back to 776 BC. They were dedicated to Olympian gods and staged in Olympia.
The first written records of the ancient Olympic Games date to 776 B.C., when a
cook named Coroebus won the only event–a 192-meter footrace called the stade
Apr 5, 2016 ... Today marks the 120th anniversary of the modern incarnation of the ancient
Olympic Games which were staged in Athens in 1896. Only 14 ...
According to some literary traditions, this was the only athletic event of the games
for the first 13 Olympic festivals or until 724 BC. From 776 BC, the Games were ...
"I hereby proclaim the opening of the first International Olympic Games at Athens.
" With these words on April 6, 1896, King George I of Greece welcomed the ...
The first ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece, which is a
sanctuary on the Peloponnesos peninsula. The site and the games were sacred
During the first 13 Olympiads (an Olympiad is an interval of four years between
celebrations of the Olympic Games), the only contested event was a foot race of ...
The first Olympic Games are held. 800 BC. Greeks set off by sea to set up
colonies. 1100 BC. The end of the Mycenaean age. Greece enters a 'Dark Age'.