Games of the I Olympiad. Cover of the official report of 1896 Athens Summer Olympics. Often listed as the poster of the Games.

Games of the I Olympiad. Cover of the official report of 1896 Athens Summer Olympics. Often listed as the poster of the Games.

Στις 26 Μαρτίου του 1940 πεθαίνει ο Σπύρος Λούης, νικητής του Μαραθώνιου Αγώνα στους Ολυμπιακούς Αγώνες του 1896.

Στις 26 Μαρτίου του 1940 πεθαίνει ο Σπύρος Λούης, νικητής του Μαραθώνιου Αγώνα στους Ολυμπιακούς Αγώνες του 1896.

photography's issue!: Θερινοί ολυμπιακοί αγώνες 1896-Αθήνα....Με φωτογρα...

photography's issue!: Θερινοί ολυμπιακοί αγώνες 1896-Αθήνα....Με φωτογρα...

Opening ceremony of the 1896 Olympic Games in Panathinaiko Stadium, Athens, Greece (© Eye Ubiquitous/UIG/Getty Images)

Opening ceremony of the 1896 Olympic Games in Panathinaiko Stadium, Athens, Greece (© Eye Ubiquitous/UIG/Getty Images)

Spyros Louis, the first Marathon race winner, in a traditional clothing during the first Olympic Games. Greece 1896.

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Spyros Louis, the first Marathon race winner, in a traditional clothing during the first Olympic Games. Greece 1896.

First modern Olympic Games, Athens, 1896

First modern Olympic Games, Athens, 1896

First modern Olympic Games, Athens, Panathenaic Stadium. Also used in the 2004 Olympics as the Archery Venue and the finish site for the Marathon.

Trophy awarded to the winner of the marathon at the first modern Olympics in 1896, Athens

Trophy awarded to the winner of the marathon at the first modern Olympics in 1896, Athens

Dimitrios Loundras, center, at the 1896 Olympics, a Greek gymnast won a bronze at the age of 10 years and 218 days.

Dimitrios Loundras, center, at the 1896 Olympics, a Greek gymnast won a bronze at the age of 10 years and 218 days.

The photo was taken during the test of the marathon of the first modern Olympic Games, in Athens in 1896. The athlete, in the Middle, is Harilaos Vasilakos, student of Athens (1877-1964), who finished second behind his compatriot, Spyridon Louis (1873-1940). Two weeks earlier, Vasilakos had won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1st Panhellenic games, March 10, 1896.

The photo was taken during the test of the marathon of the first modern Olympic Games, in Athens in 1896. The athlete, in the Middle, is Harilaos Vasilakos, student of Athens (1877-1964), who finished second behind his compatriot, Spyridon Louis (1873-1940). Two weeks earlier, Vasilakos had won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1st Panhellenic games, March 10, 1896.

historicaltimes: “ Spyros Louis, the first Marathon race winner, in a traditional clothing during the first Olympic Games. Greece 1896. ”

historicaltimes: “ Spyros Louis, the first Marathon race winner, in a traditional clothing during the first Olympic Games. Greece 1896. ”

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