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06/04/1896 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad start

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.


  • Essentials 

  • Reviving the Games 

  • Organization 

  • Venues 

  • Opening ceremony 

  • Events 

  • Closing ceremony 

  • Participating nations 

  • Female competitors