Due to the achievements of the Greek Crown Prince Constantine the first new Olympics became a success and the (mainly) Greek public reacted very enthousiastic. Crucial was a donation of the Greek businessman Georges Averoff (formerly Avykeris according to Greenberg) who paid for the reconstruction of the Panathnean Stadium in Athens. Costs: 920.000 drachma or 36.500 British Pounds at the time. In this first edition of the modern Games (compared to the Ancient Games 776 BC) the winner got a silver medal, an olive branch and a diploma , the numbers two a copper medal, a laurel branch and a diploma. The numbers three did not get anything. For the first time in 1904 the third place also was rewarded with a medal.