Poster, Modern Olympic Games Museum, with reproduction print of Spiridon Louis and Edwin Flack

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Olympic Games poster with Greek text in the upper centre that reads "Olympia/ 776 π.X./ AOHNA/ 1896". English and Greek text in the lower centre reads "MODERN/ OLYMPIC/ GAMES/ MUSEUM"

Text in small panel in lower left reads "THE/ AUSTRALIAN/ HELLENIC/ ORGANISATION/ IN SUPPORT OF/ THE/ OLYMPIC SPIRIT/ PRESENTED TO/ MAYOR/ CR. COLIN BUTLER/ CITY OF CASEY/ 9 JANUARY 2007"

Text below reproduction print reads "Spiridon/ Louis/ Edwin/ Flack"

The image on the poster is a reproduction of a painting showing the 1896 Athens Olypics crowd cheering for Spiridon Louis, the Greek athlete who was the first winner of the Olympic Marathon.

In the Athens 1896 Olympic Games, the first Olympic Games of the modern era, Edwin Flack won the 800 metre and 1500 metre athletic events. Flack was one of the most popular athletes at the 1896 Games and became fondly known as the 'Lion of Athens'. Edwin Flack owned and operated a dairy farm in Berwick and has been laid to rest in the Berwick Cemetery.
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colour poster
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66.0 x 47.0 cm (sight, poster), 10.0 x 7.0 cm (sight, print), 85.0 x 70.0 x 2.0 cm (frame)
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No marks or inscriptions.
Photography credit (first image)
Photograph: Viki Petherbridge
System ID
879

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