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The modern Olympic Games were first held in Athens in 1896. They were restarted by the efforts of Pierre Fredy, Baron de Coubertin and there were only 241 competitors from 14 countries.

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Which ancient Olympic events are still in the modern Olympics?

the running, wrestilng, javilen and long jump are in the modern Olympics


Where were the 1894 Olympic games held?

Evangelos Zappas, a wealthy Greek philanthropist, sponsored the first modern revival of the Olympic Games.The first modern international Olympic Games was held in an Athens city square in 1859. Zappas paid for the refurbishment of the ancient Panathenian Stadium. This first modern international Olympic Games to be hosted in a stadium was hosted there in 1870, followed by a second 1875. The same stadium was refurbished a second time and used for the Athens 1896 Games. The revival of the Olympic Games, sponsored by Zappas was a dedicated Olympic Games composed of athletes from two countries: Greece and the Ottoman Empire.


When did Modern American start?

modern america started in 1956


How many times has Athens held the Olympic games?

Olympic games were held in Olympia [350 kms west of Athens] since 776 BC until 395 AD, every 4 years and were dedicated to Zeus. In modern times [1896] the Olympic games were relaunched and the first event was held in Athens Greece. Athens had the honor to host the Olympic Games for a second time in the year 2004 [August 13 - 29]. The first Modern Day Olympics were also held in Athens in 1896.


When and where were the first Olympics ever?

The ancient Olympic Games were founded by Heracles (the Roman Hercules), a son of Zeus. However the first Olympic Games for which we have written records for were held in 776 BC, though it is generally believed that the Games had been going on for many years already. The very first modern Olympic Games opened in the first week of April 1896 in Athens, Greece.

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