Meet The Very First “Team USA” From The 1896 Olympics

Léon Flameng and Paul Masson of the French cycling team. (Photo: Comité International Olympique)

Nine sports were included in the games; the tenth, sailing, was canceled due to the weather. The others were athletics, wrestling, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, shooting, swimming, tennis, and weightlifting.

Some other quick facts:

  • 14 Countries Participated
  • 241 Athletes Participated
  • 43 Olympic Events