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Athens 1896 - Key Facts

ESPN staff
October 12, 2011
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Members of the Greek and French fencing teams in action © PA Photos
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Dates April 6-15

Participants
241 men (women not yet allowed to compete)

Participating nations
14

Sports
9 (athletics, swimming with diving, fencing, cycling, gymnastics, tennis, shooting, weightlifting and wrestling)

Events
43

Medals given out
127

Games declared open by
King George I of Greece

IOC president
Demetrius Vikelas of Greece

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