A Little Trivia For You! The Olympics!

Real Estate Agent with Oakstone Properties, Homes in Richmond VA

April 5th, 1896 was the opening day for the resurgence of the Olympic Games.  There were not as many different competitions as there are in today's games.  The events then were Athletics (we call Track and Field now), Cycling, Fencing, Gymnastics, Shooting, Tennis, Weightlifting, Swimming and Wrestling.  Only 14 countries participated in those games.

Nate Rowe
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Comments (4)

Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

whole lot different that what we had here in ATL GA some 10+ years ago.

Apr 05, 2009 02:33 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

An interesting bit of information there.  I guess there were no official credit card, soft drink, or shoe sponsors.

Apr 05, 2009 11:28 PM
Nate Rowe
Oakstone Properties, Homes in Richmond VA - Richmond, VA
Realtor, Homes in Richmond VA

Eric and Richard,

Thanks for the comments.  I guess they were a lot different back in those days.  I wish you both the best.

Apr 08, 2009 03:56 PM
Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team

The Olympics have certainly come a long way since then, haven't they? The great thing I think is not so much all of the games that are now played in the Olympics (because some of them are just dumb), but the number of countries that participate.  That's the most enjoyable part to me!


Apr 10, 2009 01:03 PM