06/04/1896 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad start
First Olympic Games in Athens in 1896
1896 Athens Olympics Opening Ceremony
Olympic Games, Athens, 1896
Athens 1896 Olympic Games
Very early film of The Olympics - "Athens 1896"
The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place in its ancient birthplace of Athens. Organised by the International Olympic Committee. The Games welcomed athletes from 14 nations, with the largest delegations coming from Greece, Germany, France and Great Britain.