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Revival of the Olympic Games in Athens: Loues winning the race from Marathon, 10th April 1896

Revival of the Olympic Games in Athens: Loues winning the race from Marathon, 10th April 1896


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Revival of the Olympic Games in Athens: Loues winning the race from Marathon, 10th April 1896

XJF283189 Revival of the Olympic Games in Athens: Loues winning the race from Marathon, 10th April 1896 (engraving) (b/w photo) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: First modern Olympics; image shows Spiridon Spiros Louis (1873-1940) entering the Panathinaiko Stadium for the last stretch of the Marathon; he was joined on the last lap by two Greek Princes, Crown Prince Constantine and Prince George; ); English, out of copyright

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Revival of the Olympic Games in Athens - Loues winning the race from Marathon, 10th April 1896

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. This print captures a historic moment in sports history - the revival of the Olympic Games in Athens. The image showcases Spiridon Spiros Louis, a Greek hero, entering the iconic Panathinaiko Stadium for the final stretch of the marathon. As he runs towards victory, two Greek Princes, Crown Prince Constantine and Prince George, join him on his last lap. The atmosphere is electric as a cheering crowd fills every corner of the stadium. Spectators from all walks of life come together to celebrate this monumental event. Among them are working-class individuals who take pride in witnessing their fellow countryman's triumph. Louis embodies determination and strength as he carries a water bottle with him throughout his run - symbolizing resilience and endurance. His win not only brings glory to Greece but also represents an extraordinary achievement for all athletes participating in these first modern Olympics. The photograph beautifully captures both athleticism and patriotism. It serves as a reminder that through hard work and dedication, anyone can achieve greatness. This image stands as a testament to human potential and celebrates the spirit of competition that unites people from different nations around the world during summer Olympics.

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