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 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.