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Olympic Firsts

First Modern Games

Athens, Greece - 1896

First Olympic Logo

Los Angeles, California, USA - 1932

First Torch Lighting

1928 Olympics Amsterdam

First Torch Run

Berlin, Germany 1936

First U.S. Television Coverage

Rome, Italy  - 1960 - by CBS

First Olympic Mascot

Mexico City, Mexico 1968 - Red Jaguar

Los Angeles had an unofficial mascot in 1932 - Smoky, a live dog.  Also Grenobale, FRA had an unofficial mascot - Schuss, a stylised skier in 1968.

First Summer Games in Southern Hemisphere

Melbourne, AUS 1956

First Games in Western Hemisphere

St. Louis, Missouri, USA 1904

First Country to Hold Two Summer Games

France - Paris 1900 & Paris 1924

First Athletes' Oath

1920 Antwerp, Belgium

First Officials' oath

1972 Munich

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