At the opening of the Athens Games, King Georgios I of Greece and a crowd of 60,000 spectators welcomed athletes from 13 nations to the international competition.
Who were the spectators at the ancient Olympics?
Just how many spectators attended each Games is unknown but we do know that around 45,000 spectators consisting of men, slaves and foreigners sat and watched from the embankments of the stadium which hosted the main events.
How many spectators were at the 2016 Summer Olympics?
The crowd in the stadium numbered 60,000 and the event was broadcast to an estimated global audience of three billion.
What did original Olympians wear?
The male athletes did not wear any clothes and competed naked. At the first Olympic Games in 776BCE there was just one event – the Stade – a 200 metre (222 yard) race. Other events were added over time and by 100BCE the games lasted for five days.
Where did most spectators stay at the Olympics?
The Olympic festival brought huge numbers of visitors to Olympia. Most people slept outside, under the stars, although the wealthy and members of official delegations erected elaborate tents and pavillions.
How much money did Brazil lose on the Olympics?
The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games experienced the biggest net loss recorded at approximately US$2 billion.
How many sports are in Olympics?
Around 11,000 athletes have made their way to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to compete in over 339 different events from 41 different sports.
Who is Zeus English?
His Roman equivalent is Jupiter. Zeus was the strongest Greek god, the ruler of all gods.
|Parents||Cronus and Rhea|
|Siblings||Hestia, Hades, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Chiron|
|Norse equivalent||Thor or Odin|