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

The United States Team

The United States came out on top with a total of 11 gold medals, though Greece had the most overall with a total medal tally of 46, followed by the US with 20. 

The most successful individual athlete was German Carl Schumann, who rather bizarrely competed in both wrestling and gymnastics, winning a total of four events.

So, who was on this first Team USA and how did they come about?