Who was the first Olympic champion?
First Modern Champion
On 6 April 1896, the American James Connolly won the triple jump to become the first Olympic champion in more than 1,500 years.
How much gold is in a gold medal?
Olympic gold medals have some gold in them, but they’re mostly made of silver. According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), gold and silver medals are required to be at least 92.5 percent silver. The gold in gold medals is in the plating in the outside and must consist of at least 6 grams of pure gold.