First Olympic games after 1604 years in the original Olympic Stadium
My Olympic Games Collection - a visit to Olympia with Andreas, Date: 393 AD
We spent the latter half of 1997 at the University of Patras as a Fulbright
Scholar. We lived with Georgia and Andreas and their two boys - Spiros
and Hercules. They had many friends, one being another Andreas, who was
the local reporter for the television station, Ant 1. Andreas, the
reporter, invited us to the Olympics - and we said, what olympics?
He replied that in Olympia, the site of the original olympics, there
would be a competition with athletes from all regions of greece - on
Sept 7, 1997. The opportunity was unusal because these
were the first games since 393 AD. I was new at the photography business and
the results were a bit unspectacular as I was too far away for good closeups.
However you can get some idea of the costumes and the competitions. Enjoy.
Copyright 1997 C. Frank Starmer