Saturday, June 23, 2007

1896, Athens: Swimming at the 1st Olympic Games

Unique picture of the Athens, 1896 Olympic Games swimming competitions held at open sea. Nearly 20,000 spectators were noted to have watched the event, in the bay of Faliron, off the Piraeus coast, on April 11th 1896.
Source: History of Greek Sport 1896-1996, General Secretariat of Sports

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