The date of Sports Day is celebrated by the first Olympic Games of the modern era, in the city of Athens, Greece
The first Olympic Games of the modern era were held for the first time in Athens, Greece, April 6, 1896This is why Sports Day is celebrated. This sporting event is one of the most important and oldest in the world.
14 countries participated, including Australia, the United States, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary, Italy and Sweden, among others. In every way, they competed 241 mathematicians, All men, in nine different sports: athletics, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, weightlifting, wrestling, swimming, tennis, and archery.
Panathinaiko Stadium, Originally built in 330 BC, it was the main venue for these Olympic Games. The opening and closing ceremonies and athletics competitions were held in this stadium.
The first event of The modern Olympics was a 40-kilometer marathonWhich took place on April 10, 1896. The race started in the city of Marathon and ended at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens. The winner was the Greek Spiridon Louis, who became a national hero and legend of athletics.
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Despite the success of the first modern Olympic Games, the next edition was held in France in 1900As part of the World’s Fair in Paris, many events took place in the city’s stadiums and parks.
Modern Olympic Games They have become an international sporting event of great importance and popularity. The Olympic event currently, every four years, brings together the best athletes in the world.
Since then, and Olympic Games They have been held in different parts of the world, new sports have been included, and now both men and women are taking part. This event is one of the most important in the world of sports.