The Olympic Medals 2004


1859 The first modern Olympic Agonistic events (Games) in Athens


Euklis the first Marathon runner



Poetry and music



Suggestions  made world wide that the Olympic Games should be hosted in Greece permanently. It is not fair for wealthy countries to have the honor to organize the games while others not as fortunate not to be able.  Greece is the mother land of the Olympics and has the right to demand the repatriation.



Women perform in games


The first Olympic Games (agones)

The first modern Olympic Agones*(Games=agonistic events) took place in Athens, from 18th October to 15th of November in 1859. The 2nd Olympiad took place in Athens at 1870. The 3rd Olympiad took place in Athens at 1875. And the 4th Olympiad took place also in Athens with great success on the 1888.
The event emerged International interest according to the news agencies, «that the Olympic spirit has resurrected from the original land they where born»
The first International Committee of the Olympics was formed in 1894 and the games took place in Athens in 1896,

(therefore it is wrong to believe that the first modern Olympics took place in 1896).


*Agon (agony) - Αγών = Struggle to achieve glory, battle: The Olympic Games (=Agonistic events) in fact they are not games, because games are for amusement and laughter (children's play).


The first Marathon runner

Well known full day runner Fidipidis (Φειδιππίδης) he run in two days the distance from Athens to Sparta, (about 230 kilometers) few days before the battle of Marathon to seek immediate help.Spartans didn`t reply to the Athenians.
Also another important full day runner by the name Euclis (Ευκλής) from the historic and heroic event of the Athenians in the Marathon battle against the Persians, he ran from Marathon to Athens to spread the news "we won" (νενικήκαμεν) and he died in shortness of breath.

(therefore it is wrong to believe that it was Fidipidis the Marathon runner).



-- From the book «ΤΩΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΩΝ ΤΑ ΑΘΛΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΑ ΕΠΑΘΛΑ -Σύγχρονη Εκδοτική - E-mail - Δρ.Παναγιώτης Ι. Κυριακόπουλος Φιλόλογος δικηγόρος & Σοφιάννα Π. Κυριακοπούλου Mst. Καθηγήτρια Αγγλ. Φιλολογίας





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