First Modern Olympic Games: Photos From the First Summer Tournament

Google has chosen to celebrate the 120 birthday of the summer Olympics on April 6 with a doodle. The games began in the Greek capital of Athens on Easter Monday, 1896. The majority of the events took place in the Panathenaic Stadium.

There 9 different sports played in 43 events, that's compared to the 306 events across 9 sports that will take place at Rio 2016. Among the heroes in 1896 was Greek athletics champion Spyridon "Spyro" Louis. He remains a symbol of Greek pride to this day.

According to Google, the Olympic doodle was designed by artist Olivia Huynh.

At the first games, there was no Olympic village, something that didn't appear until 1932, with athletes required to find somewhere to stay on their own. At the opening ceremony, there was no flame, that wasn't a thing until 1928, nor was there an athlete's oath, something that didn't happen until 1920.

Although there's no village, here are the best images that capture some of the magic from the first modern Olympic games:

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