The Return of the Ancient Games

[Untitled] Olympic Games, Athens, 1896

Brief histroy of the games

The Ancient Games were ended by Roman Emperor Theodosius after years of altered results from the conrol of corrupt kings and emperors. The games were gone for nearly twelve centuries. They returned in Athens, Greece during the summer of 1896. The Games consisted of thirteen countries and around 250 athletes participating. There were 43 events covering track & field, swimmings, gymnastics, weightlifting, shooting, and tennis. 60,000 spectators attended the competition. A new age had begun!

Medal count

America won the most gold medals. Greece took home the most total number of top three finishes of all of the nations. The number of Greek athletes out numbered those of any other countries. Of the fourteen member American team eleven gold medals were won. 

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