From the 241 participants representing 14 nations in 1896, the Games have grown to 10,500 competitors from 204 countries at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
All countries send athletes.
The International Olympic Committee states that 241 athletes from 14 countries participated in the first Olympics.
The first modern Olympics were held in 1896. Fourteen countries sent representatives to compete in this male only Olympics in Athens.
Australia, Great Britain, Greece and France
Five athletes from New Zealand competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics: Canoeing: Paul MacDonald, Ian Ferguson, Alan Thompson, Geoff Walker Modern Pentathlon: Brian Newth
205 countries competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. Originally, 206 registered, but Brunei dropped out. This was the highest number of countries in the history of the modern Olympics.
America first competed in the Modern Olympics at the 1896 Games in Athens.
A total of 311 athletes from 13 countries participated in the first Olympics, where the US placed first, defeating Greece.
if you are talking about the first ancient Olympics then the answer is yes, if you are taling about the first modern Olympics then the answer is no, athletes from 14 nations competed, including, USA, Great Britain, France, Germany and Australia
There were either 13 or 14 countries with athletes at the 1896 Olympics. That is because Chile claims to have one athlete that ran in the 100 meter, 400 meter, and 800 meter races. No mention of this athlete appears in any official Olympic report. The 13 countries that had documented athletes at the first modern Olympics in 1896 were Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece (athletes from Cyprus and Smyrna were considered part of the Greek team), Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.
Australia has competed at every Summer Olympics and all Winter Olympics except 1924, 1928, 1932, and 1948.
Australia and Greece are the only two countries who have participated in every Summer Olympics Games.
they were both in the olympics!
Australia is a sport minded nation and the Olympic Games are an internationally recognised and accepted meeting of athletes in the spirit of competition at the highest level. Australia has competed at all of the modern Olympics.
Yes, Switzerland has competed in each Summer and Winter Olympics in the modern era. The sports of alpine skiing, gymnastics, and bobsleigh are those that Swiss athletes have won the most medals.
As far as the Modern Olympics, France first competed at the 1896 Games in Athens. French athletes won 11 medals (5 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze).
Cycling has been competed at the Olympics since the first Modern Olympics in Athens in 1896.
The 1896 Olympic Games held in Athens, Greece is cited as the first version of the Modern Olympic Games. It featured 241 athletes from 14 different nations. These athletes, however, came as individuals, most sponsoring themselves, as national teams had not yet been organized.
The first event competed at the Ancient Olympics was the stade race, a foot race of approximately 192 meters. The first event competed at the Modern Olympics was the 100 meter dash.