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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Spiridon Louis
Spiridon "Spiros" Louis (Σπυρίδων Λούης; January 12, 1873 – March 26, 1940) was a Greek water-carrier who won the first modern-day Marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics, thereby becoming a national hero.
Louis was born in the town of Marousi, which is now a suburb to the north of Athens, into a poor farmer's family.
When Louis finally arrived in a stadium erupting with joy, two Greek princes – Crown Prince Constantine and Prince George – rushed to meet him and accompanied him on his final lap for a finishing time of 2:58:50, fuelled along the way by wine, milk, beer, an Easter egg, and some orange juice.
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  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Spiridon "Spiros" Louis (; January 12, 1873 – March 26, 1940) was a Greek water-carrier who won the first modern-day Marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics, thereby becoming a national hero.
Louis was born in the town of Marousi, which is now a suburb to the north of Athens, into a poor farmer's family.
When Louis finally arrived in a stadium erupting with joy, two Greek princes – Crown Prince Constantine and Prince George – rushed to meet him and accompanied him on his final lap for a finishing time of 2:58:50, fuelled along the way by wine, milk, beer, an Easter egg, and some orange juice.
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  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Spiridon "Spiros" Louis (Greek:Σπυρίδων Λούης; January 12, 1873 – March 26, 1940) was a Greek water-carrier who won the first modern-day Marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics, thereby becoming a national hero.
Louis was born in the town of Marousi, which is now a suburb to the north of Athens, into a poor farmer's family.
When Louis finally arrived in a stadium erupting with joy, two Greek princes – Crown Prince Constantine and Prince George – rushed to meet him and accompanied him on his final lap for a finishing time of 2:58:50, fuelled along the way by wine, milk, beer, an Easter egg, and some orange juice.
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 Bambooweb: Spiros Louis
Spiridon "Spiros" Louis (January 12, 1873 – March 26, 1940) was a Greek water-carrier who won the marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics, thereby becoming a national hero.
Louis was born in the town of Amarousi, which is now a suburb of Athens, into a poor farmer's family.
When Louis finally arrived in the stadium, he was met by two Greek princes – Crown Prince Constantine and Prince George – who accompanied him on his final lap for a finishing time of 2:58:50, fueled along the way only by wine, milk, beer, an Easter egg, and some orange juice.
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 1mar1.htm
A fuller account of Spiros Louis' winning run in the first modern Olympics in 1896 appears elsewhere in this booklet but it is impossible to overlook him here.
He was, of course, the first man ever to win an Olympic marathon, the first man since Pheidippides, some would claim, to have run the route from Marathon to Athens.
The town of Pikermi, where Spiros Louis reportedly stopped to quaff a glass of wine in the 1896 race, marks the 20 kilometre mark.
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 Spiridon "Spiros" Louis
Spiridon "Spiros" Louis (January 12, 1873 – March 26, 1940) was a Greek water-carrier who won the first modern-day Marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics, thereby becoming a national hero.
The early leader of the race, which led over dusty dirtroads along which throngs of Greeks had gathered to watch, was the Frenchman Albin Lermusiaux, who had earlier placed third in the final of the 1500 metres.
After bearing the standard of the Greek team during the opening ceremonies, he was received by Adolf Hitler and offered him an olive branch from Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, as an, obviously inopportune given the circumstances, symbol of peace.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > 1896 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The two other events, the rings and the pommel horse are won by Ioannis Mitropoulos[?] of Greece and Louis Zutter[?] of Switzerland, respectively.
However, Flack abandoned the race, after a fall, at which time the lead had been taken over by a Greek runner, the water carrier Spiros Louis[?].
As he enters the stadium under loud cheering, he is accompanied by the two Princes, who attend the Olympics with their father.
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The discus, a classical Greek event, had already gone to an upstart American – so when Spiros appeared in the stadium in first place – the whole arena erupted and the 2 Greek Princes rushed onto the track to greet him.
Now here’s where the story gets really good – Spiros’ father sold mineral water to the wealthy Athenian folk and Spiros’ job was literally to carry the water the 8 kilometers or so into town.
Spiros never ran again, he retired to work as a farmer and later a local police officer.
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 Stadio OAKA 'Spiros Louis' in Athens (Panathinaikos)
The Olympics of 1996 should already have been assigned to Athens, but Coca Cola's money spoiled Greece's party.
This ground is named after Spiros Louis, the winner of the first modern Olympic marathon in 1896.
The Spiros Louis Stadium is a public stadium and throughout the years has been used by Olympiakos, Panathinaikos and AEK.
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 Spiros Xanthos' Homepage
Joseph Tucek, Shan Lu, Chengdu Huang, Spiros Xanthos, and Yuanyuan Zhou.
Joseph Tucek, James Newsome, Shan Lu, Chengdu Huang, Spiros Xanthos, David Brumley, Yuanyuan Zhou and Dawn Song.
Spiros Xanthos, "Clustering Object-Oriented Software Systems using Spectral Graph Partitioning", ACM Student Research Competition 2005, Grand Finals.
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 Spyridon Louis, Famous Athletes, Spyridon Louis
Spyridon Louis served in the Greek military from 1893 to 1895.
Louis finished the qualifying race organized for the Greek participants in fifth position.
After entering the stadium, Louis was accompanied by the Greek princes—Crown prince Constantine and Prince George.
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 Carrier Dog Louis Vuittonbig   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Despite its short and apparently trivial nature, the book is in fact deeply moving for its portrayal of the special relationship between man and dog.
Spiridon Louis - Spiridon "Spiros" Louis (greek:Σπυρίδων Λούης; January 12, 1873 – March 26, 1940) was a Greek water-carrier who won the first modern-day Marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics, thereby becoming a national hero.
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 Omnipelagos.com ~ article "Spiridon Louis"
Spiridon "Spiros" Louis (greek:Σπυρίδων Λούης; January 12, 1873 – March 26, 1940) was a Greek water-carrier who won the first modern-day Marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics, thereby becoming a national hero.
The early leader of the race, which led over dusty dirtroads along which throngs of Greeks had gathered to watch, was the Frenchman Albin Lermusiaux, who had earlier placed third in the final of the 1500 metres.
A few weeks before the German invasion of Greece, Louis died.
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 Atletiek-informatie
Spiros Louis was de winnaar van de eerste marathon tijdens de eerste "moderne"
Spiros ging al vanaf zijn 8 jaar met zijn vader mee om het water welke in kruiken zat aan welgestelden te verkopen.
Het huisje waar Spiros Louis heeft gewoond staat er nog steeds.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Olympic Stadium (Athens)
The Olympic Stadium (Greek: Ολυμπιακό Στάδιο) (also known as the Athens Olympic Stadium, and Spiridon "Spiros" Louis Stadium, named after the man to win the first Olympic marathon race) in 1896, is a stadium that is part of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex.
The Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis in Athens, used in the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Francis Field is a stadium in St Louis.
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 ELIMPARCIAL.COM - Juegos Olímpicos Atenas 2004, Cobertura especial de los Mexicanos y Ana Gabriela Guevara, Horarios   (Site not responding. Last check: )
El hecho más destacable fue la victoria del local Spiros Louis, quien ganó la primera carrera de Maratón siguiendo la misma ruta que, según la historia, el héroe griego Fidípides tuvo que recorrer en el año 490 antes de Cristo.
Louis cubrió el recorrido en poco menos de tres horas, con la particularidad que el trazado no era de 42.195 kilómetros como se conoce en la actualidad, sino que se quedó en 40 kilómetros justos.
Louis alcanzó la categoría de héroe nacional y contribuyó con su gesta a que los Juegos siguieran adelante en futuras ediciones.
www.elimparcial.com /especiales/atenas/historia.asp   (2954 words)

  
 WireImage: Listings
Newcastle captain Alan Shearer during training at the Spiros Louis Stadium, Athens, Greece on...
Newcastle's Shay Given during training at the Spiros Louis Stadium, Athens, Greece on March...
Newcastle's Stephen Carr during training at the Spiros Louis Stadium, Athens, Greece on March...
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 espnstar.com-powered by ESPN STAR Sports: Studio - Latest Column Simson's View
The discus, a classical Greek event, had already gone to an upstart American – so when Spiros appeared in the stadium in first place – the whole arena erupted and the 2 Greek Princes rushed onto the track to greet him.
Now here’s where the story gets really good – Spiros’ father sold mineral water to the wealthy Athenian folk and Spiros’ job was literally to carry the water the 8 kilometers or so into town.
Spiros never ran again, he retired to work as a farmer and later a local police officer.
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 OLYMPIC GAMES
Spiros Louis was born in 1872 in Marousi, at that time a village near Athens.
Soon, justice recognized his innocence and he was released.
Louis went to the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin as the official representative of Greece transferring the Olympic symbol of his country, the kotinos, a wreath from an olive tree.
www2.fhw.gr /olympics/ancient/en/305e.html   (248 words)

  
 clickhere.gr - History of the Olympics - 1896 ATHENS
Even the prizes for the Olympic winners were different: a crown of olive leaves and a silver medal for 1st place, bronze for 2nd, and nothing at all for 3rd!
The greatest moment of the games was the victory of Spiros Louis in the marathon.
On entering the Stadium for the finish, Louis found himself before a real pandemonium of cheering.
www.clickhere.gr /olympics/games_en.asp?OLY_ID=1896   (261 words)

  
 ESPN.com Soccernet ChampionsLeague: Half-time Report - Olympiakos v Manchester United
Olympiakos skipper Stylianos Giannakopoulos missed two great chances to give the Greek champions the lead against Manchester United in the Spiros Louis stadium.
The atmosphere inside the Spiros Louis stadium was extremely intimidating for United and rivalled Galatasaray's Ali Sam Yemi in terms of hostility.
It would be a night for calm heads, but unfortunately Paul Scholes suffered a rush of blood inside the opening seconds when he aimed a kick at Stylianos Venetidis.
soccernet.espn.go.com /archive/championsleague/2001/20011010/reports/olympiakos_manutd_half.html   (514 words)

  
 Greek News - Using Sport to Teach History
The result was a study of Greece, not through its foreign policy, but in the context of world history in the last century.
When Hitler approached the competitors, Spiros Louis, the marathon champion of 1896 who marched in wearing his foustanella, offered him an olive branch.
In the '50s, road construction and archaeological excavations at ancient Olympia became important in the development of tourism in Greece, something most of the students seemed unaware of.
www.greeknewsonline.com /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1491   (775 words)

  
 The Complete Word Study Old Testament - Edited By: Warren Baker By: Spiros Zodhiates - Christianbook.com
I've used these tools and found that they are the clearest and most accurate in their depiction of the text.
Spiros Zodhiates is the clearest and easiest to use as well.
Keep in mind that you'll need both old and new testament dictionaries unless this is for use with an old testament class.
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The ancient god of love, Eros, flew above two lovers dancing and playing in the water.
Then Eros hovered over a procession of figures from Greek history - from ancient vase paintings to a tribute to the Greek shepherd, Spiros Louis, who won the first Olympic marathon.
Spectators participated in the main ceremony by clapping and using flashlights and bells when signalled.
www.news24.com /News24/Olympics2004/OutsideTrack/0,,2-1652-1655_1572859,00.html   (637 words)

  
 TheFA.com - Savicevic to go back to the future
Savicevic and Co upped sticks and left for pastures new, which in his case meant the lure of AC Milan and San Siro, while all the transfer fees that Crvena Zvezda received for their generation of stars were frozen due to UN sanctions.
On a barmy May evening in front of 70,000 spectators at the Spiros Louis stadium in Athens, the Yugoslav was the catalyst behind Milan's extraordinary 4-0 win over Johan Cruyff's favourites, Barcelona.
In the end, he left Milan to rejoin Crvenza Zvezda for a season in 1998/99, before ending his playing career with Rapid between 1999 and 2001.
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 CBC Television - Dope: Scientists and Sleuths Battle for the Soul of Sport
Spiridon “Spiros” Louis (right) became the hero of the 1896 Olympics by unexpectedly winning the first ever marathon.
In fact, the lesser-known part of that year's marathon story was that all three medal winners were Greek until a much less famous "Spiros", Spiridon Belokas, was stripped of his bronze medal for cheating.
He wasn't caught doping, something Spiros Louis might have been nabbed for today (alcohol use prohibited in some sports by the World Anti-Doping Agency), but Belokas' performance in the race had been enhanced by a short carriage ride that helped him cover part of
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Panathinaikos were on course for a shock win in the Spiros Louis stadium after Giorgios Seitaridis netted in the 24th minute.
Sir Alex Ferguson's claim in his pre-match press conference that he did not know who his best two strikers were must have heartened Dwight Yorke.
Yorke was given a further boost when Ferguson selected him as Andy Cole's strike partner in the half-empty Spiros Louis stadium.
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 Spiros - ChercheFox   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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