The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 311 male but no female competitors.
Longest Tennis Match
The longest tennis match took place at Wimbledon 2010 when John Isner of the United States beat Nicolas Mahut of France 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68 in a match that lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes, played over 3 days, June 22, 23 and 24.
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The very first Olympic race, held in 776 BC, was won by Corubus, a chef.
Sports command the biggest television audiences, led by the summer Olympics, World Cup Football and Formula One racing.