The 1896 Olympic Games : results for all competitors in all by Bill Mallon, Ture Widlund

By Bill Mallon, Ture Widlund

Throughout the 1996 Centennial Olympic video games in Atlanta, a lot of the realm watched and celebrated as athletes broke international documents and took domestic medals, satisfying their Olympic goals. The athletes' ratings have been to be had at once and are actually simply available, yet what concerning the functionality documents of the 1st sleek Olympic athletes? the trendy Olympic video games begun in 1896 in Athens, Greece, yet an authentic list of those Olympic video games doesn't exist. This paintings is the 1st in a sequence of finished reference works giving the result of the Olympic video games, starting in 1896. dependent totally on 1896 assets, the websites, dates, occasions, rivals, and countries in addition to the development effects are compiled herein for song and box, biking, fencing, gymnastics, taking pictures, swimming, tennis (lawn), weightlifting, wrestling and different activities and occasions. even though quite often a statistical research, this paintings does contain a brief synopsis of the Sorbonne Congress and reprints of recognized articles concerning the Olympics

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But in ¡896 this was a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and considered a part of Hungary. 2. The last three constituted a special committee for handling the funds for the renovation of the stadium at the indication of the generous donor Georgios Averof. 3. Kokkidis replaced the originally elected Mr. Markos N. Dragoumis, who went abroad. 4. : Scarecrow, ¡996) p. xxiv. 5. Coubertin, Mémoires Olympiques (Lausanne: Bureau International de Pédagogie Sportive, ¡93¡). 6. , p. ¡¡. 7. Richard D. Mandell, The First Modern Olympics (Berkeley: University of California Press, ¡976), pp.

56 The team wrote a letter to Crown Prince Konstantinos on ¡4 April ¡896, which was published in The New York Times on 3 May, suggesting that all future Olympic Games be held in Athens. It read as follows: Athens, April ¡4, ¡896. To His Royal Highness, Konstantinos, Crown Prince of Greece: We, the American participants in the International Olympic Games at Athens, wish to express to you, and through you to the committee and the people of Greece, our heartfelt appreciation of the great kindness and warm hospitality of which we have been continually the recipients during our stay here.

The road is rough and stony. The Greeks had trained for this run for a year past.

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