Quick Answer: Who inaugurated first modern Olympic?

The inauguration of the first international games took place in the Panathenaic Stadium in the heart of Athens on April 5, 1896. King George I of Greece (1863-1913) presided over the opening and closing ceremonies before 80,000 spectators.

Who won the first Olympics?

On 6 April 1896, the American James Connolly won the triple jump to become the first Olympic champion in more than 1,500 years.

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