This Day In History - First Modern Olympics 1896

First Modern Olympics 1896

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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Event Description

On April 6, 1896, the Olympic Games, a long-lost tradition of ancient Greece, are reborn in Athens 1,500 years after being banned byRoman Emperor Theodosius I. At the opening of the Athens Games, King Georgios I of Greece and a crowd of 60,000 spectators welcomed athletes from 13 nations to the international competition.

Event Location

Athens, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Grèce