From Athens With Pride page spreadThe internal spread of Chapter 1, Flack the Trailblazer from the book From Athens With Pride, written by Harry Gordon and launched on Friday 9 May 2014.
Olympic History Secondary Resource VideosExplore the media extracts from the movie Australia at the Olympic Games, as part of the Olympic history secondary resource.
1896 Games - Historical ContextReview the historical context of the 1896 Olympic Games, the first modern games, and the performance of Australia's lone competitor Edwin Flack.
Athens Olympic StadiumAthens 1896: View of athletes standing in rows, and crowds filling the stadium.
Best of 1896-1908 Gallery
USA AthleticsAthens 1896: Members of the USA athletics team, F A Lane, Herbert Jamison, Rober Garrett and Albert Tyler.
A Greek ShepardAthens 1896: Greek shepherd Spyridon Louis (1873-1940), winner of the 40km marathon at the first modern Olympic Games. He was later chosen to kindle the Olympic flame at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Official DelegationAthens 1896: The official delegation parade at the Opening Ceremony. (IOC)
Averof's CreationAthens 1896: The Olympic stadium in Athens built by the Greek philanthropist Averof for a cost of one million drachmas.
Marathon TrainingAthens 1896: Three athletes in training for the marathon.
Royal CompanyAthens 1896: Greek shepherd Spyridon Louis (1873-1940), winner of the 40km marathon is joined by King George I of Greece on the last lap of his run.
Fencing FoilAthens 1896: Aerial view of two competitors in action in the fencing foil event.
Australia's First OlympianAthens 1896: Edwin Flack was Australia's first Olympian and first gold medallist winning the both the 800m and 1500m at the first modern Olympic Games.
Modern GoldAthens 1896: Robert Garrett (USA) wins the gold in the discus competition with a distance of 29.15m.
Greek GoldAthens 1896: Aristidis Konstantinidis of Greece during the 87km marathon cycling event, who was the gold medal winner.
Crowds Pile InAthens 1896: Crowds in and around the Olympic Stadium in Athens, during the first modern Olympic Games.
Pride in a FlagAthens 1896: Ellery Clark, who won gold medals in the high jump and long jump events, holds the his national American flag.
New BeginningsAthens 1896: The start of the 100 yard sprint at the first Olympic Games of the Modern Era. Getty Images
Golden NuggetsThis is a series which features Australian gold medal winners in the summer Olympic Games from Athens in 1896 through to the Beijing Games in 2008. The series was written and narrated by veteran Olympic broadcaster, Norman May.
Golden Nugget: Australia’s First Gold Medallist – Edwin FlackAthens 1896: Edwin Flack was Australia's first Olympian and first gold medallist winning the both the 800m and 1500m athletics events at the first modern Olympic Games.