The 1896 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was
the first international Olympic Games held in modern history. ... Concerned that a
six-year waiting period might lessen ...
On this day in History, First modern Olympics is held on Apr 06, 1896. ... Over the
years, other events were added, including chariot racing, boxing, wrestling and ...
Apr 5, 2016 ... Five things you didn't know about the first modern Olympic Games ... has been
held continuously every four years except 1940 and 1944.
According to History,com, the first modern Olympic Games were held in ... with
James Connelly becoming the first ever Olympic champion when he won the
Apr 5, 2016 ... The first modern Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece, on April 6, 1896. They
were held in the Panathenaic Stadium. Spyridon "Spyro" ... He was the only
Greek winner of an athletic competition that year. American athlete ...
Jan 24, 2014 ... Athletic festival held in Athens that took place April 6–15, 1896. The Athens
Games were the first occurrence of the modern Olympic Games. ... Cristiano
Ronaldo holding his 2008 FIFA World Footballer of the Year award, Jan.
The ancient Olympic Games began in the year 776 BC, when Koroibos, a cook
from the ... The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896.
Apr 6, 2012 ... First modern Olympic Games held in Athens ... Coubertin spent much of his
fortune over a period of years to try to get the first games staged.
How many nations were represented at the very first modern Olympic Games in
Athens in 1896?
Aug 1, 2012 ... The committee decided that the modern Olympics would be held every four years
, like its ancestor, and be open only to amateur athletes.