1. Sports
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://gymnastics.about.com/od/olympicgymnastics/ig/Illustrated-Gymnastics-History/Rope-Climbing-Photo.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

The First Olympics in 1896: Rope-Climbing

(An Illustrated History of Olympic Gymnastics)

By

The First Olympics in 1896: Rope-Climbing

A gymnast competes in the rope-climb at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece

© IOC Olympic Museum / Allsport / Getty Images
In the first Olympic games, gymnastics included events such as the rope climb, pole vault, broad jump, and shot put, as well as the more traditional events of pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.