Where were the first modern Olympics held?
Why did the modern Olympic Games start?
The revival of the Olympic Games began with Baron Pierre de Coubertin (1863–1937) of France. Coubertin was greatly interested in education, and he firmly believed that the best way to develop the minds of young people was to develop their bodies as well; learning and athletics should go together.
Which countries competed in the first modern Olympic Games?
The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place in its ancient birthplace – Greece. The Games attracted athletes from 14 nations, with the largest delegations coming from Greece, Germany, France and Great Britain.
Which country did the first modern Olympic champion represent?
Overall, the 1896 track-and-field program in Athens was dominated by athletes from the USA, who would go on to win nine of the 12 events.