Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics

At the 1896 Summer Olympics, the first modern Olympiad, twelve athletics events were contested.[1] A total of 25 medals (12 silver for winners, 13 bronze for runner-up, none for third) were awarded. The medals were later denoted as 37 modern medals (12 gold, 13 silver, 12 bronze).[2] All of the events except the marathon were held in the Panathinaiko Stadium, which was also the finish for the marathon.[2] Events were held on 6 April, 7 April, 9 April, and 10 April 1896 (all dates are according to the Gregorian calendar).[2] Altogether, 63 athletes, all men, from nine nations competed.[2] This made athletics the most international of the nine sports at the 1896 Games.

Athletics
at the Games of the I Olympiad
The renovated Panathinaiko Stadium
VenuePanathinaiko Stadium
Dates6–10 April
No. of events12 (12 men, 0 women)
Competitors63 from 9 nations
1900