Athens 1896 - Centennial Olympic Games Edition Monopoly - Athens, Greece
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N 37° 58.177 E 023° 44.401
34S E 740688 N 4205986
Quick Description: This Olympic venue, the Panathenaic Stadium, is located in Athens, across the street from the National Guardians.
Location: Greece
Date Posted: 6/5/2021 8:29:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM14BDM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
MONOPOLYBASE has in it's list of Official Editions, United States the Centennial Olympic Games Edition Monopoly (1996) (USAopoly). MONOPOLYBASE lists the Olympic venues listed for the properties on the board:

Indigo: St. Loius (1904), London (1908)
Cyan: Stockholm (1912), Belgium (1920), Paris (1924)
Purple: Amsterdam (1928), Los Angeles (1932), Berlin (1936)
Orange: London (1948), Helsinki (1952), Melbourne (1956)
Red: Rome (1960), Tokyo (1964), Mexico (1968)
Yellow: Munich (1972), Montreal (1976), Moscow (1980)
Green: Los Angeles (1984), Seoul (1988), Barcelona (1992)
Blue: Athens (1896), Atlanta (1996)
Railway Stations (Events): Cycling, Basketball, Gymnastics, Athletics
Utilities: Electric Company, Water Works
Sales Tax: Luxury Tax

The first stadium built here first used 330 B.C. as part of the Panathenaic Games, one of the Athens major celebrations. In the 2nd century AD the stadium's capacity was increased to 50,000 spectators and seats were covered with Pentelic marble from Mt Penteli, the same used to build the Acropolis. There was nothing quite like it in the world at the time, with its lavish décor and marble statues.

When the French gathered a world congress in 1894 to discuss the concept of a modern Olympic Games, it was agreed that Paris would host it in 1900 to coincide with their World Fair of the same year. It was also agreed to that Greece would host the first Modern Olympics in in 1894 and the the reconstruction of the Panathenaic Stadium soon began. Information from Why Athens? (visit link)
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