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The Olympics started in Greece , and the first game was held in Athens.
Sixteen countries participated in the first Winter Olympics in 1924.
Entry was by individuals, not countries.
The Olympics originated in Greece.
Greece was the country that started the Olympics so they won in the first olympics.
A total of 311 athletes from 13 countries participated in the first Olympics, where the US placed first, defeating Greece.
The colors where chosen because they are the FIVE most common colors on the originally participating countries flags.
The Marshall Islands, Montenegro and Tuvalu are the 3 countries that are participating for the first time in 2008 Beijing Olympics.