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Athens 1896 Olympics

Posted by Andy L. on


Athens 1896 Olympics
Games of the 1st Olympiad
Host City - Athens, Greece
Stadium - Panathenaic Stadium

It is worth mentioning... 
- Hungarian swimmer Alfred Hajos confessed after winning the 100m and 1200m events that his "will to live completely overcame [desire] to win" - as a testament to the long grueling race at the time.
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Pierre de Coubertin  
Pierre de Coubertin
Issued: 1971
Founder of International Olympic Committee
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Spiridon Louis   Spiridon Louis 
Spiridon Louis
Issued: 1977, 1971
Gold - Marathon
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Ioannis Fokianos  
Ioannis Fokianos
Issued : 2004
Sports Official
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Wrestlers  
Wrestlers
Issued: 1896
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Alfred Hajos Guttman  
Dominica
Alfred Hajos Guttman
Issued : 2004
Gold - 100 m Freestyle
Gold - 1200 m Freestyle
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