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1896 Simmer Olympics

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Gemmes o the I Olympiad
Host ceetyAthens, Greece
Naitions pairteecipatin14[1]
Athletes pairteecipatin241[2]
Events43 in 9 sports
Appenin ceremonyAprile 6
Closin ceremonyApryle 15
Offeecially appened biKeeng George I
StadiumPanathinaiko Stadium
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The 1896 Simmer Olympics, offeecially kent as the Gemmes o the I Olympiad, wis a multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, frae 6 tae 15 Aprile 1896. It wis the first internaitional Olympic Gemmes held in the Modren era. Acause Auncient Greece wis the birthplace o the Olympic Gemmes, Athens wis considered tae be an appropriate choice tae stage the inaugural modren Gemmes. It wis unanimously chosen as the host ceety during a congress organized bi Pierre de Coubertin, a French pedagogue an historian, in Paris, on 23 Juin 1894. The Internaitional Olympic Committee (IOC) wis an aa institutit during this congress.


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  1. The nummer, gien bi the Internaitional Olympic Committee, is appen tae interpretation an coud be as few as 10 an as mony as 15. Thare are numerous raisons for the disparity: Naitional teams haurdly existit at the time, an maist athletes representit themsels or thair clubs. In addeetion, kintras war nae ayeweys as weel-defined as thay are the day. The nummer o kintras here reflects the nummer uised bi maist modren soorces.
  2. This nummer o competitors is accordin tae the Internaitional Olympic Committee. The identities o 179 competitors are kent. Mallon & Widlund calculate 245 athletes, while De Wael finds 246.