There are only a few days left for the Tokyo Olympics to begin. The Maha Kumbh of the Games is going to start on July 23. India will send a 228-member contingent, including 119 players, to the Tokyo Olympics.
For information, let us tell you that the first modern Olympic Games were held in the Greek capital Athens in 1896. Today we are going to tell you about some such facts related to Olympics.
Only male participants took part in the 1896 Athens Games, the only Games that did not have a female competitor.
241 players from 14 countries took part in these games held from 6 to 15 April. Greek gymnast Dimitrios Loundras was the youngest player to take part in the competition, according to documents. His age was 10 years and 218 days. He participated in the Parallel bars event and finished third.
For the first time, there was no gold medal in the medals given to the winners. The first-place players were given a silver medal, an olive branch, and a diploma. Bronze/Copper medal, Kalpavriksha branch, and Diploma were given in second place. Whereas the players who came at number three got nothing.
The swimming events took place at Jia Bay. They were carried by boat made of wooden logs. Then they went from there to the coast. To make way, the then evacuated cilantro were tied with ropes that were floating in the water.
There was no weight category for the wrestling competition held at the Panathenaic Stadium.