Album: 21 Pictures of The First Modern-Era Olympics Back In 1896

  • Publish date: Sunday، 01 August 2021 Last update: Thursday، 09 September 2021
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On April 6, 1896, in Athens, the first-ever Olympics of the modern era was launched.

It is well known that the competition had started back in ancient Greece, however, it was abolished by Roman Emperor Theodosius I in 393 A.D. due to his belief that it promoted pagan worship over Christianity since it was one of the religious festivals honoring the Greek god Zeus.

The modern era festival which took place in 1896 aimed to revive the competition that was abolished a long time ago and was quite successful.

Here are some of the pictures of the first-ever modern-era Olympics. Click the album above to see more.

Image Credits: Getty Images and AP