Spyros Louis: The Olympics Marathon Hero Who Did it All to Impress a Girl
In the summer Olympics of 1896 in Athens Spyros Louis took advantage of the opportunity to impress his love.
Thousands of Runners Ready for the Athens Authentic Marathon
The Authentic Marathon race from the historic town of Marathon to Athens will take place on Sunday, after an absence of one year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 9,800 runners divided into two groups with different starting...
Why Does Greece Lead in the Olympics’ Opening Ceremonies?
Greece will lead in the opening ceremony in the upcoming 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, bringing back the question: Why Greece?
First Modern Olympics Held in Greece in April of 1896
On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece at the Panathenaic Stadium, featuring athletes from 14 countries.
Nike Launches New Air Zoom Spiridon in Honor of Greek Olympian Louis
Borrowing the name of the 1896 Athens Olympic Marathon winner Spyridon Louis, Nike recently launched the new version of the "Air Zoom Spiridon" to enshrine the concept of lifelong dedication to running. The leading sports brand has given the new...
Spyros Louis: The Original Olympic Marathon Hero Who Did it All to Impress a Girl
How did a young man born into a poor peasant family who helped his father make a living as a water carrier plot to catch the attention of the prettiest girl in Marousi? Easy. Win an Olympic marathon. The summer...
Olympic Marathon Runner Spyros Louis To Appear On New €2 Coin
The first modern-day Olympic Marathon winner at the 1896 Summer Olympics Spyros (Spyridon) Louis will be featured on around 750,000 new €2 coins that will be released later this fall issued by Greece. This marks the 75th anniversary of the athlete’s death, who...
Spyros Louis Silver Olympic Cup Exhibited in Lausanne
The silver cup awarded to Spyros Louis, the first Marathon Winner at the inaugural Modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, is exhibited at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. The formal presentation of the silver cup took place on Sunday,...
Spyros Louis Silver Cup Travels to Olympic Museum in Lausanne
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation announced that the Silver Cup awarded to Spyros Louis, the first Marathon Winner at the inaugural Modern Olympic Games in Athens, in 1896, has been temporarily moved to Switzerland. The cup will be exhibited at...
Greek Olympic Medalists Moved to London
Some renowned Greek Olympic champions have recently moved to the London Underground! Neither the 2012 Olympic Games that take place in London, nor the financial crisis have forced Pirros Dimas and Spyros Louis to immigrate. What's the reason then? The...
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