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Host cities of summer olympics

  • Athens, Greece summer olympics

    Athens, Greece summer olympics
    The 1896 Summer Olympics, was a multi-sport event celebrated in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 15 April 1896. It was the first international Olympic Games held in the Modern era. Because Ancient Greece was the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Athens was perceived to be an appropriate choice to stage the inaugural modern Games.
  • Paris, France summer olmpics

    Paris, France summer olmpics
    The 1900 Summer Olympics, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28. The Games were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair. One thousand competitors took part in 19 different sports. Women took part in the games for the first time and Charlotte Cooper became the first female Olympic champion. The decisi
  • St.Louis, USA summer olympics

    St.Louis, USA summer olympics
    One of the most remarkable athletes was the American gymnast George Eyser, who won six medals even though his left leg was made of wood. Frank Kugler won four medals in freestyle wrestling, weightlifting and tug of war, making him the only competitor to win a medal in three different sports at the same Olympic Games.
  • London, United Kingdom

  • Stockholm, Sweden summer olympics

    Stockholm, Sweden summer olympics
    The games were the first to have art competitions, and the first to feature the decathlon and pentathlon, both won by Jim Thorpe, women's diving and women's swimming. Electric timing was introduced in athletics, while the host country disallowed boxing. A winter sports week featuring figure skating was rejected by organizers because they wanted to promote the Nordic Games. At 25, The United States won the most gold medals, while at 65, Sweden won the most medals overall.
  • Antwerp, Belgium summer olympics

    Antwerp, Belgium summer olympics
    The 1920 Games were awarded to Antwerp to honor the people of that city after the suffering they endured during World War I.The initial choice for the site of the Games had been Budapest, Hungary. Though the majority of events took place in Belgium, there was a single sailing event which took place in Dutch waters and as such, the games were officially in both countries.
  • Paris, France summer olympics

    Paris, France summer olympics
    The home city of Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern games, was selected over bids of Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, and Rome, though Paris had also hosted the 1900 Games.
    The cost of the Games was estimated to be 10,000,000₣. With total receipts at 5,496,610₣, the Olympics resulted in a hefty loss despite crowds that reached 60,000 people at a time.
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands summer olympics

    Amsterdam, Netherlands summer olympics
    Germany returned to the Olympic Games for the first time since 1912, after being banned from the 1920 and 1924 Games. The German team finished second in the 1928 medal count.
  • Los Angeles, USA summer olympics

    Los Angeles, USA summer olympics
    Held during the worldwide Great Depression, many nations and athletes were unable to pay for the trip to Los Angeles. Fewer than half the participants of the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam returned to compete in 1932.
  • Berlin, Germany

    Berlin, Germany
    To outdo the Los Angeles games in 1932, the Nazis built a brand new 100,000-seat track and field stadium, 6 gymnasiums, and many other smaller arenas. They also installed a closed-circuit television system, radio network that reached 41 countries, and many other forms of expensive high-tech electronic equipment.[
  • London, United Kingdom

    London, United Kingdom
    After a 12-year break because of World War II, these were the first Summer Olympics since the 1936 Games in Berlin. Because of their roles as aggressors in World War II Germany and Japan were not invited to participate; the USSR were invited but chose not to send any athletes
  • Helsinki, Finland

    Helsinki, Finland
    Hungary, a country of 9 million inhabitants, won 42 medals at these games, coming in third place behind the much more populous United States and Soviet Union.
    Hungary's Golden Team won the football tournament, beating Yugoslavia 2–0 in the final.
  • Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden

    Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden
    The 1956 olympics were held in Melbourne, Australia, in 1956, with the exception of the equestrian events, which could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. Instead, those events were held five months earlier in Stockholm, Sweden, marking the second time that events of the same Olympics were held in different countries.
  • Rome, Italy

    Rome, Italy
    Soviet gymnasts won 15 of 16 possible medals in women's gymnastics
    Danish sailor Paul Elvstrøm won his fourth straight gold medal in the Finn class. The only others to emulate his performance in an individual event are Al Oerter, Carl Lewis and, if the Intercalated Games of 1906 are included, Ray Ewry.
    Pakistan broke India's dominance in Olympic Men's Field Hockey by becoming the first team in history to beat India in Olympic Field Hockey since 1928 and winning its first ever Olympic gold meda
  • Tokyo, Japan

    Tokyo, Japan
    The 1964 Summer Games were the first Olympics held in Asia, and the first time South Africa was barred from taking part due to its apartheid system in sports. These games were also the first to be telecast internationally.
  • Mexico city, Mexico

    Mexico city, Mexico
    In the medal award ceremony for the men's 200 meter race, African-American athletes Tommie Smith (gold) and John Carlos (bronze) took a stand for human rights by raising their black-gloved fists and wearing black socks in lieu of shoes. The Australian Peter Norman, who had run second, wore an American "civil rights" badge as support to them on the podium. As punishment, the IOC banned Smith and Carlos from the Olympic Games for life, and Norman was left off of Australia's Olympic team in 1972.
  • Munich, West Germany

    Munich, West Germany
    In the final of the men's basketball, the United States lost to the USSR, in what USA Basketball calls "the most controversial game in international basketball history".[3] In a close-fought match the U.S. team initially believed it had won with a score of 50–49, but confusion over a late time-out gave the Soviet team a few seconds to score two more points and claim victory. Ultimately the U.S team refused to accept their silver medals, which remain held in a vault in Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Montreal, Canada

    Montreal, Canada
    At age 14, gymnast Nadia Comăneci of Romania scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals, including the prestigious All-Around. The score board could hold only 3 digits and the score was shown as 1.00. In women's gymnastics three gold medals were also won by Nellie Kim of the Soviet Union. Nikolai Andrianov of the USSR won four gold medals, including All Around, in men's gymnastics.
  • Moscow, Soviet Union

    Moscow, Soviet Union
    21% of the competitors were female – a higher percentage than at any previous Olympics. There were 203 events – more than at any previous Olympics.
    36 World records, 39 European records and 74 Olympic records were set. In total this was more records than were set at Montreal. New Olympic records were set 241 times over the course of the competitions and world records were beaten 97 times. Spain and Bulgaria earned their first ever medals in Men's track.
  • Los Angeles, United States

    Los Angeles, United States
    Carl Lewis, making his first of four appearances at the Olympics, equaled the 1936 performance of Jesse Owens by winning four gold medals, in the 100 m, 200 m, 4x100 m relay and long jump.
    The first gold medal to be awarded at the Los Angeles Olympics was also the first-ever medal to be won by an athlete from China when Xu Haifeng won the 50 m Pistol event.
    France won the Olympic soccer tournament, defeating Brazil 2–0 in the final.
  • Seoul, South Korea

    Seoul, South Korea
    Canadian Ben Johnson wins the 100 m with a new world record, but is disqualified after he tests positive for stanozolol. In 2004, Johnson accused the American sports authorities of protecting American athletes at the expense of foreign ones. He still claims to this day that André Jackson, "the Mystery Man," put the stanozolol in his food or his drink. Two Bulgarian weightlifters are stripped of their gold medals after failing doping tests, and the team withdraws after this event.
  • Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona, Spain
    South Africa was allowed to compete in the Olympics for the first time since the 1960 Games, after a long suspension for its apartheid policy. White South African runner Elana Meyer and black Ethiopian runner Derartu Tulu fought a close race in the 10,000 m (won by Tulu) and then ran a victory lap hand in hand.
    Roller hockey became a demonstration sport in the 1992 Games. Argentina won the gold medal. Basque pelota and taekwondo were also demonstration sports.
  • Atlanta, United States

    Atlanta, United States
    In tennis, Andre Agassi won the gold medal, which would eventually make him the first man and second player overall (after his wife, Steffi Graf) to win the Golden Slam, which consists of an Olympic gold medal and victories in the singles tournaments held at professional tennis' four major events (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open). In track and field, Donovan Bailey of Canada won the men's 100 m, setting a new world record of 9.84 seconds at that time.
  • Sydney, Australia

    Sydney, Australia
    By rowing in the winning coxless four, Steve Redgrave of Great Britain became a member of a select group who had won gold medals at five consecutive Olympics. Cameroon won a historic gold medal over Spain in the Men's Olympic Football Final at the Olympic Stadium. The game went to a penalty shootout, which was won by Cameroon 5–3. On the cycling track, Robert Bartko beat fellow German Jens Lehmann in the individual pursuit, setting a new Olympic Record.
  • Athens, Greece

    Athens, Greece
    Greek sprinters Konstantinos Kenteris and Ekaterini Thanou withdraw from the games after allegedly staging a motorcycle accident in order to avoid a drug test. British athlete Kelly Holmes wins gold in the 800 m and 1500 m. Swimmer Michael Phelps wins 8 medals (6 gold and 2 bronze), becoming the first athlete to win 8 medals in non boycotted Olympics. United States' gymnast Carly Patterson becomes only the second American woman to win the all-around gold medal.
  • Beijing, China

    Beijing, China
    Jamaican Usain Bolt wins gold and registers a new world record in the men's 100 m dash at 00:09.69. Michael Phelps wins his eighth gold medal, in the men's 4 x 100 medley. His eighth gold breaks the record set by Mark Spitz in the 1972 Games. With eight gold medals, Phelps also sets the record for the most golds in a single Olympics. He participated in eight events and set seven world records. Phelps amassed a record-setting 14 career gold medals.