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First Modern Olympic Games

First Modern Olympic Games

The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 311 male but no female competitors.




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First Olympic Race

The very first Olympic race, held in 776 BC, was won by Corubus, a chef.

Biggest Television Audiences

Sports command the biggest television audiences, led by the summer Olympics, World Cup Football and Formula One racing.

First Global Electronic Communications

The first instance of global electronic communications took place in 1871 when news of the Derby winner was telegraphed from London to Calcutta in under 5 minutes.

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