|Cover of the official report for the 1896 Summer Olympics|
|Host city||Athens, Greece|
|Paris 1900 →|
Who won the 1896 Olympic Games?
On 6 April 1896, the American James Connolly won the triple jump to become the first Olympic champion in more than 1,500 years.
Why is Greece always first in the Olympics?
The modern Olympic Games began in Athens in 1896. So Greece gets the honor of starting in the Parade of Nations. The countries that are hosting the next few Games go at the end, with the host country last.
What is the oldest Olympic sport still played today?
The running race known as stadion or stade is the oldest Olympic Sport in the world.
What ended in 1896?
On this day in 1896: The shortest war in world history began. It ended 45 minutes later. … The Anglo-Zanzibar War was a military conflict fought between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar Sultanate on 27 August 1896.