Sporting Highlights for 1896

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1896. The major event of this year was clearly the first Olympic Games, held in Athens Greece. Only 13 nations took part, represented by about 245 men, competing in 43 events. More than two-thirds of the competitors were Greek.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1896.

Date Results
April 6-15 Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece.
June Golf US Open won by James Foulis
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Harold Mahony and Charlotte Cooper
July Golf British Open won by Harry Vardon
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Robert Wrenn and Elisabeth Moore

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

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