Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Kelly Family Sports Center Louis Track And Field
Location Notes:
LTB; Lobby, Rt. of Entrance

Games of the I Olympiad

Artwork
Identifier:
2008.286.1
Artist:
Athens, Greece
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster
Date:
1896
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 27.5 in Width: 19.5 in
Description:
Promotional poster of I Olympic Games: Cream-colored sketch of ancient Roman architecture with female sculpture to left.
Historical Context:
The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was the first international Olympic Games in modern history. Organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), created by Pierre de Coubertin, the games were held in Athens, Greece. Winners were given a silver medal, while runners-up received a copper medal. Retroactively, the IOC converted these to gold and silver, and awarded bronze medals to third placed athletes. Ten of the fourteen total participating nations earned medals.

Library of Congress Subjects:
Art, Greco-Roman
Olympics
Olympics in art