1896 Athens Olympics
History of Cheating in Olympics Goes Back to Antiquity
The history of cheating in the Olympics unfortunately goes as far back as the ancient Games. Due to human nature, the temptation to cheat and get around the rules seems to be part and parcel of these oldest of...
Rare Medal from First Modern Olympic Games in 1896 Sold at Auction
A medal awarded during the very first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896, was recently sold at auction for $65,625 (€55,375). The bronze medal was awarded to Georgios Tsitas, the runner up in the Greco-Roman wrestling event at...
Bridge Constructed in Honor of First Australian Olympian in 1896 Athens Olympic Games
A new foot bridge connecting AAMI park and the MCG will be named after Australia's first Olympian, "The Lion of Athens" Edwin Flack. The Edwin Flack Bridge is expected to be completed by the end of the year as...