azu asked in SportsOlympics · 1 decade ago

r u a genius in olympics?

which year was the first olympic held? is it on 1898 or 1896 or 1894? give me the correct answer no guesses plz,

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    hahah wow the first olympics were held in ANCIENT GREECE!!! in 776 BC u were wayy off

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympics

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  • moglie
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    ATHENS, GREECE

    GAMES OF THE Ist OLYMPIAD

    April 6 - 15, 1896

    Mascot - none

    14 countries, 311 athletes - 230 Greek (no women)

    9 sports, 43 events

    Opening - King George Ist of Greece

    Torch lit by - none

    Assigned during the 1st IOC Session 1894

    Pierre de Coubertin was fascinated in particular by the scale and beauty of the archaeological discoveries made in Greece in 1880. In June 1894, in his capacity as general secretary of the Union of French Societies of Athletic Sports, he convened a congress at the Sorbonne in Paris. The eighth item on the agenda of this meeting was the study of the "possibility of reviving the Olympic Games". Another article suggested the creation of an international Olympic committee responsible for implementing this project. At 31, Pierre de Coubertin, having fought for a long time for the introduction of sport at schools, saw the triumph of his second great idea. Coubertin had initially proposed that the first Games should be held in his home city of Paris in 1900. However, the first Games took place in Greece in 1896. Given that Olympia was remote and undeveloped, the Games were awarded to Athens.

    There were no gold medals in 1896 and only the first two finishers in each event received prizes: A silver medal and a crown of olive branches for first place, a bronze medal and crown of laurel for second. On April 6, 1896, the American James Connolly won the triple jump to become the first Olympic champion in more than 1500 years.

    Even gives you the events, medallists and much more historical info

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  • 1 decade ago

    1896

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  • 1 decade ago

    1894

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  • 1 decade ago

    1896 because the centenial was in Atlanta in 1996 Yup im a genuis

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  • smitty
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    LOOP IS A SCAM OR A SPAM.

    1896 - MODERN OLYMPICS

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  • 1 decade ago

    I CANT HELP IT, I'M GREEK

    (1896 FIRST MODERN OLYMPICS)

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  • 1 decade ago

    IGNORE

    LOOP

    IT IS OBVIOUSLY A

    SCAM

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