Spyridon Louis Statue

Spyridon Louis Statue plaque Transcription Spyridon “Spyros” Louis 12 January 1873 – 26 March 1940 Spyridon Louis was modern Greece’s first Olympic gold medalist at / the 1896 Olympics in Athens, Greece. Spyridon Louis and local athlete Edwin Flack competed against each / other in the men’s marathon at the summer Olympics, with Louis /… Read More

Edwin Flack Statue

Plaque 1 Transcription Edwin H. Flack Australia’s First Olympic Gold Medalist Edwin Flack was the sole Australian to compete in the first Modern Olympic Games in 1896 at Athens Greece. Flack took part in five events 800m, 1500m, and marathon (athletics) and in the Tennis (singles & doubles). Flack was successful in winning the 800m… Read More