First Place $37,500 Second Place $22,500 Third Place $15,000
First place in the Olympics? Gold
The prizes in the Modern Olympics are medals. For third place, you get a medal made out of bronze, for second place you get one made out of silver, and for first place you get the "gold medal" which is actually made out of silver with thin gold plating.
The first Olympics of the modern era were held in 1896. The first Olympic games were held in 776 BC and took place in Olympia, Greece.
they were held in 1896 in Athens, 119 years ago.
It was first took place in Greece
No, it wasn't. Tennis started at the Olympics in 1869, when the first modern Olympic games in Athens took place. It was then dropped in 1924 due to the fact that the administrators could not agree on the issue of defining what an amateur was, an what a professional was. Back in those days, amateurs we're not allowed to compete in the Olympics, no matter how good they we're.
Athens, Greece 1896.