What country won the first Olympic medal?
A silver medal was awarded to the winner of each event during the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
1896 Summer Olympics medal table.
|1896 Summer Olympics medals|
|Most gold medals||United States (11)|
|Most total medals||Greece (47)|
Why is Greece always first in the Olympics?
Why does Greece come out first in the Olympic Games opening ceremony? Greece always enters the stadium first and leads the parade to honor its status as the birthplace of the Olympics. When the Olympic Games were first revived in 1896, Athens was chosen as the host city.
Is Athens older than Rome?
Athens is seriously old having been founded somewhere between 3000 and 5000 years BC. However Ancient Rome didn’t spring into life until at least a couple of millennia after the heyday of the great early civilisations in Greece and Egypt.
Is Sparta still a city?
Given that the Spartans were so famous for their military, perhaps he might have known better. Ancient Sparta with its unique way of life is long gone. But today there is still a town called Sparta in Greece in the very same spot as the ancient city.