Quick Answer: What sports were held at the first Olympics?

The ancient Games included running, long jump, shot put, javelin, boxing, pankration and equestrian events.

Where was the 1st Olympics held?

What is the oldest Olympic record?

The oldest Olympic record is Bob Beamon’s mighty long jump of 8.90 metres in Mexico City in 1968. That world record was bettered only in 1991, when Mike Powell leapt just five centimetres farther than Mr Beamon.

When was the last Olympic held?

List of Olympic Host Cities

Olympiad Year Host City, Country
XXIX 2008 Beijing, China
XXX 2012 London, England, UK
XXXI 2016 Rio, Brazil
XXXII 2021 Tokyo, Japan

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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