The first Olympics of the modern era began on April 6, , in Athens. It was the first successful attempt to revive the competition that had started in ancient Greece, with centuries having passed since Roman Emperor Theodosius I abolished the event in A. Though 14 nations participated—compared to the more than going to Rio—the majority of athletes represented Greece, Great Britain, Germany and France. The above photos show some of the highlights, from James Connolly, a year-old Harvard student who became the first champion of the modern Olympic era when he won the triple jump, to Spyridon Louis of Greece, who became the first marathon champion at the games with a time of Though ancient Olympians didn't run marathons, the race is said to have been included as a nod to the story of the messenger Pheidippides, who ran from Athens to Sparta to ask for help fighting the Persians, as one retelling of the legend goes.
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PARIS, France -- A French pole vaulting champion ran naked with his pole through the streets of Paris and posted the video on the Internet, hoping to draw attention to his quest for a new sponsorship deal. Romain Mesnil, who won a silver medal at the Athletics World Championships in Osaka, was sponsored by Nike but says his contract expired last year and was not renewed. It's the crisis," he wrote on his Web site. Many athletes have reported difficulties obtaining corporate sponsorship as companies cut costs because of the global economic downturn. In his video, Mesnil runs with his pole as if preparing for a vault at tourist spots like Montmartre and the Pont des Arts across the River Seine.
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