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  • XAAPS030


    Athens 1896-Entrance of the Pan-Athenian stadium and in the middle Georges AVEROFF's statue.
    Saturday, November 30, 2002 11:00 PM | Photo
  • XAAPV003


    Athens 1896-Athletics-Pan-Athenian stadium.
    Saturday, November 30, 2002 11:00 PM | Photo
  • XAAPV031


    Athens 1896-The Pan-Athenian stadium from the top of the tiers.
    Saturday, November 30, 2002 11:00 PM | Photo
  • XAAPV004


    Athens 1896-Pan-Athenian stadium.
    Saturday, November 30, 2002 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Louis Spiridon

    Louis Spiridon

    3 Apr 1896: Louis Spiridon (centre) of Greece receives his gold medal at the medal ceremony for winning the Marathon event during the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. \ Mandatory Credit: IOC/Olympic Museum /Allsport
    Sunday, February 9, 1941 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Summer Games Athens 2004 Medal

    Summer Games Athens 2004 Medal

    The main feature of the medals is the Greek character shown on both sides, since their basic side has been changed for the first time since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam. This is of particular importance, as from now on all Olympic medals will reflect the Greek character of the Games as regards both their origin and their revival. On the medals awarded to Olympic athletes from 1928 until the 2000 Games in Sydney, goddess Nike was seated, holding an ear of corn in one hand and a wreath in the other. Here, she flies into the stadium bringing victory to the best athlete. The Organising Committee has chosen to show the Panathinaikos stadium, where the Games were first renewed in 1896. On the obverse, the athlete’s discipline is also engraved. The reverse side of the medal is composed of three elements: the eternal flame that was lit in Olympia and travelled through the five continents by way of the 2004 Torch Relay; the opening lines of Pindar's Eighth Olympic Ode composed in 460 BC to honour the victory of Alkimedon of Aegina in wrestling and the emblem of the 2004 Games in Athens.
    Monday, May 17, 2004 11:30 AM | Photo
  • Summer Games St. Louis 1904 Medal

    Summer Games St. Louis 1904 Medal

    On the obverse, an athlete standing on some steps, holding in his right hand a laurel crown, symbol of victory, and raising his left arm. In the background, a bas relief illustrating the sports disciplines from Antiquity. Behind, a Greek temple. Above the figure of the athlete, the inscription OLYMPIAD and on the rock bottom right "1904". On the reverse, the goddess Nike, goddess of victory, standing on a globe. She is holding a laurel crown in her left hand and a palm leaf in her right hand. In front of her, a great crown, with in the centre a space for putting the name of the sports discipline. Behind Nike, the bust of Zeus on a plinth. The inscription “UNIVERSAL EXPOSITION ST. LOUIS U.S.A”. The design of these two sides was inspired by the medal of the 1896 Games in Athens and 1900 Games in Paris. For the first and only time, the medal was attached to a coloured ribbon with a pin to fix it to the athlete’s chest.
    Friday, July 1, 1904 9:00 AM | Photo
  • Historic Olympics

    Historic Olympics

    Apr 1896: A portrait of Spyridon Spiridon Louis of Greece, the winner of the first marathon in the 1896 Summer Olympic Games held in Athens, Greece. Mandatory Credit: Allsport IOC/Allsport
    Friday, April 1, 1904 10:00 PM | Photo


    Apr 1896: A painting shows Spiridon Louis of Greece winning the first Olympic marathon in 1896. It was the culmination of a triumph for the Greek hosts that one of their countrymen in running from the village of Marathon along the coast from Athens shouldachieve victory. Mandatory Credit: IOC/Allsport
    Wednesday, November 2, 1904 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Spyridon Louis

    Spyridon Louis

    Athènes 1896-LOUIS Spyridon (GRE) 1st.
    Tuesday, December 31, 1895 11:00 PM | Photo
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