Athens 1896

Athens 1896 - 125 Years of Shared Olympic Values

Greece has always had a special place in Olympic history. Between 776 BC and 393 AD, it hosted the ancient Olympic Games in Olympia. Then, more than 15 centuries later, it hosted the first edition of the modern Games in Athens, in 1896.
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Despite the evolution of the Games over the years, some things have remained constant. Today, Olympism is still a philosophy of life that combines the qualities of body, will and mind. It seeks to create a way of life based on the pleasure that comes with effort, the educational value of good example, and respect for universal ethical principles.

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