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.
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America first competed in the Modern Olympics at the 1896 Games in Athens.
Athletes who were citizens of Greek city-states.
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
258 athletes from 16 nations competed in the first Winter Olympics (1924), held in Chamonix, France.
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).
New Zealand has competed in 23 Summer Olympics, the first being in 1908 combining their athletes with Australia's and competing under the name Australasia. New Zealand has competed in 13 Winter Olympics, the first being in 1952.
Japan first sent athletes to the Summer Olympics in 1912 (Stockholm). Two Japanese athletes competed in athletics. Neither won a medal.
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.
Cycling has been competed at the Olympics since the first Modern Olympics in Athens in 1896.
The International Olympic Committee states that 241 athletes from 14 countries participated in the first Olympics.
The first Olympics that Lauren Mitchell competed in was the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Iran first sent athletes to the Summer Olympics in 1948. They have competed in every Summer Games since except for 1980 and 1984. Iran first sent athletes to the Winter Olympics in 1956. They have competed in eight Winter Games (1956, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1998, 2002, 2006).
Ecuador first compete at the Summer Olympics in 1924 at the Paris Olympics, when they send three athletes; Alberto Jarrin Jaramillo (10000m), Alberto Jurado (100m and long jump) and Belisario Villacris (marathon).
1896 Games in Athens, the first modern Olympics. Switzerland was represented by three athletes that competed in gymnastics and shooting. Gymnast Louis Zutter was Switzerland's first Olympic champion, winning the pommeled horse competition in 1896.
Australia has competed in all of the modern Olympics and won two Gold Medals in the first of the modern Olympics, the 1896 Athens Olympic Games.
Ancient Greeks competed in the first olympics.
I think that Jamaica first competed in the Olympics in 1948. I think that Jamaica first competed in the Olympics in 1948.
Hungary first competed at the first Modern Olympics, the 1896 Games in Athens. Hungary has competed in all Olympic Games, Winter and Summer, except for the 1920 Summer Games and the 1984 Summer Games.
Men have competed in Olympic discus since the first Modern Olympics in 1896. Women have competed in Olympic discus since 1928.