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This two part mini-series shows the trials and tribulations all the participants endured to be a part of the very first Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. It focuses on the individuals from the many countries around the world that joined together to lay the foundation of the modern Summer Olympic Games.

Series Cast

  1. David Ogden Stiers

    David Ogden Stiers

    Dr. William Milligan Sloane

    2 Episodes

  2. Hunt Block

    Robert Garrett

    2 Episodes

  3. Alex Hyde-White

    Alex Hyde-White

    Arthur 'Skip' Blake

    2 Episodes

  4. Benedict Taylor

    Benedict Taylor

    Edwin Flack

    2 Episodes

  5. David Caruso

    David Caruso

    James Connolly

    2 Episodes

  6. Alibe Parsons


    2 Episodes

  7. Zicos Ziagos

    Spiridon Louis

    2 Episodes

  8. Honor Blackman

    Honor Blackman

    Madam Ursula Schumann

    2 Episodes

  9. Gayle Hunnicutt

    Gayle Hunnicutt

    Mary Sloane

    2 Episodes

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Last Season


1984 | 2 Episodes

Season 1 of The First Olympics: Athens 1896 premiered on May 20, 1984.

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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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