How many athletes were there in 1896?
Fourteen nations (according to the IOC, though the number is subject to interpretation) and 241 athletes (all males; this number is also disputed) took part in the games.
1896 Summer Olympics.
|Cover of the official report for the 1896 Summer Olympics|
|Host city||Athens, Greece|
|Athletes||241 (all men)|
|Events||43 in 9 sports|
Who participated in the 1896 Olympics?
14 Participating Countries
|8||Great Britain & Ireland|
How many participants had participated in the first Olympic Games?
The first modern Olympics took place in 1896 in Athens, and featured 280 participants from 12 nations, competing in 43 events. Since 1994, the Summer and Winter Olympic Games have been held separately and have alternated every two years.
How many Olympics have there been since 1896?
Since then, summer and winter games have usually celebrated a four-year period known as an Olympiad; summer and winter games normally held in staggered even years. There have been 29 Summer Olympic Games held in 23 cities, and 23 Winter Olympic Games held in 20 cities.
How many athletes are in the Olympics?
How many athletes are participating in the Olympics? According to the list of athletes on the Olympic website, 11,656 athletes are participating in this year’s Games, from Katrine Aalerud (a Norwegian cyclist) to Sylwia Zyzanska (a Polish archer).
Where was the 1st modern Olympics was held?
How many athletes compete in the 2016 Olympics?
The Games featured a new-record 205 participating national Olympic committees, with over 11,000 athletes competing in 42 sports. Notable new sports that were added for the Rio Games were golf and rugby sevens.