Panathenaic Stadium – Athens, Greece

And finally, to wrap up my series of Olympic stadiums, we have the place where it all began – Panathenaic Stadium in Athens.  This is the site for athletics in the 1896 Olympic Games, the first of the modern era.  It was reconstructed from the remains of an ancient stadium, and is the only stadium in the world that is made completely from white marble (done during the 329 BC reconstruction).  It was believed to have a capacity of 50,000 people, where it hosted the athletics part of the Panathenaic Games.  Much later, it was refurbished to host the 1870 and 1875 Zappas Olympics.  And then updated again for the 1896 Olympics.

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