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.
|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 The Open Championship 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.
If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.
- Timeline (all years) in the world of sport
- For future sporting events, see the Calendar of Major Sporting Events
- More about the World of Sport