Today in Sports History: April 6

By Jonah Sharf

On April 6, 1896, the first-ever modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, leading the way for the Olympic games we know today. In the first modern Olympics, 241 athletes from 14 different nations competed in 43 events in 9 sports. Despite 169 Greek athletes (over 65% of all athletes) competing in the 1896 Olympics, the United States, with just 14 athletes earned one more gold medal than Greece.

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