In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: It is clear that the current Turkish leadership did not calculate that they might better guarantee their future by the nature of their participation in events in Iraq; they have rather planned all along to do this through entry into the European Union. Meanwhile some prominent Western European politicians have declared publicly that the entry of Turkey into the Union "would mean the end of Europe. What became the Republic of Turkey in was heir to the institutional structures and administrative experience and apparatus of the Ottoman Empire, the longest-lived and most powerful Muslim polity the world has seen.
AthensGreece, The inaugural Games of the modern Olympics were attended by as many as athletes, all male, coming from 12 countries.
The athletes competed in 43 events covering athletics track and fieldcycling, swimming, gymnasticsweightlifting, wrestlingfencing, shooting, and tennis. A festive atmosphere prevailed as foreign athletes were greeted with parades and banquets.
A crowd estimated at more than 60, attended the opening day of competition. Members of the royal family of Greece played an important role in the organization and management of the Games and were regular spectators over the 10 days of the Olympics.
Hungary sent the only national team; most of the foreign athletes were well-to-do college students or members of athletic clubs attracted by the novelty of the Olympics.
The track-and-field events were held at the Panathenaic Stadium. The stadium, originally built in bce, had been excavated but not rebuilt for the Greek Olympics and lay in disrepair before the Olympics, but through the direction and financial aid of Georgios Averoff, a wealthy Egyptian Greek, it was restored with white marble.
The ancient track had an unusually elongated shape with such sharp turns that runners were forced to slow down considerably in order to stay in their lanes.
The track-and-field competition was dominated by athletes from the United States, who won 9 of the 12 events. The swimming events were held in the cold currents of the Bay of Zea.
Paul Masson of France won three of the six cycling events. The Olympics featured the first marathon. The race became the highlight of the Games and was won by Spyridon Louisa Greek whose victory earned him the lasting admiration of his nation.
ParisFrance, The second modern Olympic competition was relegated to a sideshow of the World Exhibition, which was being held in Paris in the summer of The Games suffered from poor organization and marketing, with events conducted over a period of five months in venues that often were inadequate.
The track-and-field events were held on a grass field that was uneven and often wet. Broken telephone poles were used to make hurdles, and hammer throwers occasionally found their efforts stuck in a tree. The swimming events were contested in the Seine Riverwhose strong current carried athletes to unrealistically fast times.
There was such confusion about schedules that few spectators or journalists were present at the events. Officials and athletes often were unaware that they were participating in the Olympics. Nevertheless, the Games were attended by nearly 1, athletes representing 24 countries.
There was an infusion of new events, some of which were not officially part of the Olympic program or were later discontinued e. Archery, football soccerrowing, and equestrian events were among those introduced at the Games.
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