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.
The swimming events took place in an artificial lake on the fairgrounds.
When Athens served as host of its second International Olympic Games, in 1906, more events were held and more countries participated than in the first three modern Games.
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.
” one follower wrote, while another think she may have missed her chance: “Too little too late.” Another jokingly commented: “*scrolls through Tinder matches looking for Olympians.” Joseph won Singapore’s first ever Olympic gold after finishing the 100m butterfly event in a record-setting 50.39 seconds.
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 1,000 athletes representing 24 countries.
Joseph, 21, won the Men’s 100 Butterfly on 12 August 2016, beating favourite Michael Phelps of Team US.
The University of Texas pupil captioned the dating app screenshot: “My Tinder match just won the 100M butterful final and beat Michael Phelps.” Joseph, who hails from Singapore but studies and trains in Texas, initiated the conversation in April, writing: "Hey!
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.