Sprinting Across the Olympic Stadium in Greece

The Panathenaic Stadium in Athens is the only stadium in the world made entirely of marble. It was originally built in 330 BC, and then refurnished with marble in 144 AD, with a capacity of 50,000 seats. It was build to host the Panathenaic Games, in honor of the goddess Athena, which was a religious and athletic celebration hosted every four years. Sounds like the birthplace of the modern Olympic games, no? This stadium also hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1896 Summer Olympics, which was the  first modern international Olympic games as we now know them today. […]