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Athens 1896 - Key facts
241 men, women not yet allowed to compete.
- Participating Nations
9 (athletics, swimming with diving, fencing, cycling, gymnastics, tennis, shooting, weightlifting and wrestling).
- Medals awarded
- Games declared open by
King George I (Greek monarch)
- IOC President
Dimitrius Vykelas (Greece)
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