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  • Winner’s medal Athens 1896

    Winner’s medal Athens 1896

    Spyridon Louis, in the centre dressed as an Evzone, at the medal ceremony for the marathon at the Athens 1896 Games. This shepherd gave Greece its first gold medal of the modern Olympic Games. The stir around this victory followed him his whole life, so much so that he was selected as flag-bearer of the Greek delegation at the Berlin Games in 1936. ©IOC
    Monday, January 4, 2010 9:20 AM | Photo
  • Athletics Athens 1896

    Athletics Athens 1896

    Start of the 100m… The future winner, America’s Thomas Burke, is in the second lane on the left ©IOC
    Monday, January 4, 2010 9:24 AM | Photo
  • Summer Games Athens 1896 Medal

    Summer Games Athens 1896 Medal

    First place winners were awarded a silver medal, an olive branch and a diploma. Those in second place were given a bronze/copper* medal, a branch of laurel and a diploma. The obverse side of the Athens medal has Zeus' face along with his hand holding a globe with the winged victory on it, with the inscription “ΟΛΥΜΓΙΑ". The reverse side had the Acropolis site with the inscription “ΔΙΕΘΝΕΙΣ · ΟΛΥΜΓΙΑΚΟΙ · ΑΓΩΝΕΣ ΕΝ · ΑΘΗΝΑΙΣ · 1896."
    Monday, April 6, 1896 8:27 AM | Photo
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    Athens 1896-Athletics.
    Saturday, November 30, 2002 11:00 PM | Photo
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    Athens 1896-A match.
    Tuesday, December 31, 1895 11:00 PM | Photo
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    Athens 1896-Pan-Athenian stadium.
    Saturday, November 30, 2002 11:00 PM | Photo
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    Athens 1896-Fencing-A match.
    Tuesday, December 31, 1895 11:00 PM | Photo
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    Athens 1896-HAJÓS Alfred (HUN).
    Tuesday, December 31, 1895 11:00 PM | Photo
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    Athens 1896-HAJÓS Alfred (HUN).
    Tuesday, December 31, 1895 11:00 PM | Photo
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