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The first Olympic games of modern era - 1896 Athens, Greece. 1894 first modern Olympic Games held in event’s historical home – Greek capital, Athens. The Panathinaiko Stadium attracted what at the time were largest crowds in sporting history but, despite perceived success of 1896 games, event didn’t return to Athens until 2004 –100 years later. Fortunately Spyridon Louis a mere water carrier, won the first modern Olympic marathon, giving the Greeks a hero to see them through the 20th century.

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