On 6 April 1896, the American James Connolly won the triple jump to become the first Olympic champion in more than 1,500 years. He also finished second in the high jump and third in the long jump. Medal Table See the list of teams and medals won by each. See table Results Athens 1896 Featured Athletes All Athletes Gold Silver Bronze
The 1896 Summer Olympics (Greek: Θερινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 1896, romanized: Therinoí Olympiakoí Agónes 1896), officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad (Greek: Αγώνες της 1ης Ολυμπιάδας, romanized: Agónes tis 1is Olympiádas) and commonly known as Athens 1896 (Greek: Αθήνα 1896), was the first international Olympic Games held in modern history.
Athens 1896 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in Athens that took place April 6–15, 1896. The Athens Games were the first occurrence of the modern Olympic Games . The inaugural Games of the modern Olympics were attended by as many as 280 athletes, all male, from 12 countries.
Games of the modern era. The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place in its ancient birthplace of Athens. The Games attracted 241 athletes from 14 nations, with the largest delegations coming from Greece, Germany, France and Great Britain. With stadiums filled to capacity for competitions such as the Olympic marathon run final, the Athens 1896 Summer Games lead the way to over a century of Olympic history.
Official list of medal winners and results by sport at the Athens 1896 Olympic Games. Celebrate medal-winning moments by the world's top athletes.