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Athens 1896 - Key facts

Dates

April 6-15

Participants

241 men, women not yet allowed to compete.

Participating Nations

14

Sports

9 (athletics, swimming with diving, fencing, cycling, gymnastics, tennis, shooting, weightlifting and wrestling).

Events

43

Medals awarded

127

Games declared open by

King George I (Greek monarch)

IOC President

Dimitrius Vykelas (Greece)


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