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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.

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.

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...

Greece Wants to Hold on to First Marathon Trophy

Greece's Olympics Museum has pledged to ensure a trophy won by Spyros Louis in the first Olympic marathon in 1896 will stay in the country. Louis's grandson, also called Spyros, was putting the 15-centimetre, silver cup up for auction on...