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Opening of the First Modern Olympic Games (1896) Options
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Opening of the First Modern Olympic Games (1896)

In 1894, after efforts by Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin to revive the ancient Greek Olympics, the newly established International Olympic Committee appointed the Greek capital of Athens as the host city for the first modern international Olympic Games. Held between April 6 and 15, 1896, the games drew athletes from 14 countries for several athletic events, including the first modern marathon. Though women were not allowed to compete, one woman protested the day after the marathon by doing what? More...
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No place for women


There was no place for women at the 1896 Olympic Games, which led to what can perhaps be described as the first public act of Olympic protest and dissent. In the day following the marathon race, a Greek woman, Stamata Revithi, ran the same course to demonstrate that it could be done by a woman. She was prevented from crossing the official finishing line inside the stadium, but is supposed to have recorded a time of around 5-and-a-half hours. Women had to wait another four years for their first shot at an Olympic title.


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Opening of the First Modern Olympic Games (1896)

In 1894, after efforts by Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin to revive the ancient Greek Olympics, the newly established International Olympic Committee appointed the Greek capital of Athens as the host city for the first modern international Olympic Games. Held between April 6 and 15, 1896, the games drew athletes from 14 countries for several athletic events, including the first modern marathon. Though women were not allowed to compete, one woman protested the day after the marathon by doing what? More...

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