1896 in Athens, Greece.
The very first modern Olympic Games opened in the first week of April 1896 in Athens, Greece.
Since the Greek government had been unable to fund construction of a stadium, a wealthy Greek architect, Georgios Averoff, donated one million drachmas (over $100,000) to restore the Panathenaic Stadium, originally built in 330 BCE, with white marble for the Olympic Games.
The Games were not well publicized internationally, contestants were not nationally chosen but rather came individually and at their own expense. Some contestants were tourists who happened to be in the area during the Games. Athletes wore their athletic club uniform rather than a national team one.
Pole vaulting, sprints, shot put, weight lifting, swimming, cycling, target shooting, tennis, marathon and gymnastics were all events at the first Olympics. Approximately 300 athletes participated, representing thirteen countries.
Histories of the Olympic Games:
1896 - Athens
1900 - Paris
1904 - St. Louis
1906 - Athens ("Unoffficial")
1908 - London
1912 - Stockholm
1916 - Not held
1920 - Antwerp
1924 - Paris
1928 - Amsterdam
1932 - Los Angeles
1936 - Berlin
1940 - Not held
1944 - Not held
1948 - London
1952 - Helsinki
1956 - Melbourne
1960 - Rome
1964 - Tokyo
1968 - Mexico City
1972 - Munich
1976 - Montreal
1980 - Moscow
1984 - Los Angeles
1988 - Seoul
1992 - Barcelona
1996 - Atlanta
2000 - Sydney
2004 - Athens
2008 - Beijing
2012 - London
2016 - Rio de Janeiro
2020 - Tokyo
2024 - Paris
2028 - Los Angeles
When and where were the first modern Summer Olympics held
the first modern day Olympics were held in Greece in 1896
The first Modern Olympics were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece.
The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece in 1896.
The first modern Olympics were held in 1896, but the first ancient Olympics were held over 2500 years ago.
The first modern olympics were held in 1896
The first modern Olympics was held in 1896 in Greece, the country where the ancient Olympics were held.
In Greece, 1896, was when the first "modern" Olympics were held.
Both the first ancient Olympics and the first modern Olympics were held in Greece.
The first Olympics of the modern era were held in Athens 1896.
The first official 'modern Olympics' were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. The modern Olympics origianted from the 'ancient Olympics' first held in 776 BC till 393 AD in Ancient Olympia in Greece.
The ancient Olympics are first recorded as being held in 776 BC.The modern Olympics were first held in 1896.
The first modern Olympics was held in Athens, Greece from April 6 to April 15, 1896.
It held in Olimpia.
The first modern Olympic Games were held Athens, Greece in 1896.
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The ancient Olympics were held at Olympia, the first modern games were at Athens.
776 BC it was held than the modern olympics 1894 :P
The first modern Olympics were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece.
The first of the original Olympics was held in Olympia, Greece. The first of the modern Olympic Games was held in Athens.
The traditional date for the first Olympic Games was 776 BC. The first Modern Olympics was held in 1896.
The first modern day Olympics were held in Greece in 1896.