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 are 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.
205 countries are participating in 2012 summer olympics.
Athletes from over 200 different countries will be participating in the 2012 summer Olympics
In the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics, 6296 men and 4329 women competed, for a total of 10625 participating athletes from 201 countries.
1896 Summer Olympics and 2004 summer Olympics.
There were 204 countries participating in the Olympic games in which 86 of these won medals
The 2004 Summer Olympics were held in Athens, but unlike the first answer, the first Olympics were held in Olympia not in Athens.
In 2004, the Summer Olympics were held in Athens, Greece.
A TOTAL OF 205 COUNTRIES, 3 MORE THAN AT THE ATHENS OLYMPIC GAMES IN 2004
the 1st Summer Olympics were held in Athens Greece as it was th place where the Olympics originated from.
Athens, Greece.Athens, Greece.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, 10,625 athletes competed from 201 countries.
Athens in 1896 was the first summer Olympics.
1896 in Athens
1896, in Athens.
Michael Phelps has been to four Olympic Games: 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and 2012 Summer Olympics in London.