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Rohit Valiyan

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In which country were the first Olympic Games held?


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Cricketer , Dronacharya Cricket Academy | Posted on


The first international Olympic Games in modern history were held in 1896. The biggest sport tournament in the world right now and there’s a historical reason behind it.


Answering your question first of all, the country in which the first Olympic Games were held in 1896 is Greece. Olympics happened in Athens, Greece for the first time, from 6 to 15 April, 1896.

 International Olympic Committee (IOC) was created by Pierre de Coubertin during a congress organized by him in Paris on 23 June, 1894. It was in this congress, that the unanimous decision of conducting the first ever Modern Olympics in Greece was made as Greece was the birthplace of the Ancient Olympic Games.

The main venue was Panathenaic Stadium, where the opening ceremony was held, and athletics and wrestling took place. Among other venues were, Neo Phaliron Velodrome for cycling and Zappeion for fencing.

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Owner & CEO | Posted on


Although the classical Games were held in Olympia, Greece, in 776 BC, it took 1503 years for the Olympics to return. The first modern Olympics take place in Athens, Greece, in 1896 and after that the Olympic Games are organizing after every four years.


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Blogger , seo | Posted on


Thanks true rajat it was held in Greece in April 6, 1896 


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Blogger | Posted on


On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece, with athletes from 14 countries participating. The International Olympic Committee met for the first time in Paris in June 1984 and chose Greece as the site of the inaugural modern Olympiad.


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@letsuser | Posted on


At a conference on international sport in Paris in June 1894,


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student | Posted on


On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece


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Blogger | Posted on


Athens, Greece


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Student | Posted on


The 1896 Summer Olympics , officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was the first international Olympic Games held in modern history. Organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which had been created by Pierre de Coubertin, it was held in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 15 April 1896.

Winners were given a silver medal, while runners-up received a copper medal. Retroactively, the IOC has converted these to gold and silver, and awarded bronze medals to third placed athletes. Ten of the 14 participating nations earned medals. The United States won the most gold medals, 11, host nation Greece won the most medals overall, 46. The highlight for the Greeks was the marathon victory by their compatriot Spyridon Louis. The most successful competitor was German wrestler and gymnast Carl Schuhmann, who won four events.


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Student | Posted on


The 1896 Summer Olympics , officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was the first international Olympic Games held in modern history. Organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which had been created by Pierre de Coubertin, it was held in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 15 April 1896.

Winners were given a silver medal, while runners-up received a copper medal. Retroactively, the IOC has converted these to gold and silver, and awarded bronze medals to third placed athletes. Ten of the 14 participating nations earned medals. The United States won the most gold medals, 11, host nation Greece won the most medals overall, 46. The highlight for the Greeks was the marathon victory by their compatriot Spyridon Louis. The most successful competitor was German wrestler and gymnast Carl Schuhmann, who won four events.


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