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Athens 1896 Olympics Medals Table

The 1896 Summer Olympics medals table displays a list of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) ranked in accordance to the number of medals that have been won by each one. Considered as the first Olympic Games of the Modern era, the 1896 Athens Olympics took place from 6 to 15 April, 1896.

The Summer Games witnessed the participation of a total of 241 athletes, hailing from 14 countries. These athletes participated in 43 events in nine sports held at the Olympics. Ten of the 14 participating nations earned medals and three medals were also won by mixed teams, which were made up of athletes from several nations. United States of America won the maximum number of gold medals i.e. 11, followed by host nation Greece, which won 10 gold medals and Germany, which won 6 gold medals.

Athens 1896 Olympics had the largest delegations coming from Greece, Germany, France and the Great Britain. The host nation Greece had an intention to win the marathon and one of its sportsperson named Spyridon Louis won the Marathon race by more than seven minutes and wooed a whopping 100,000 spectators. On the first day of Games i.e. 6 April, 1896, American James Connolly won the triple jump and became the first Olympic champion in over 1,500 years.

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