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    The Olympics

  • The first Olympic games

    The first Olympic games
    There were 43 events at these Olympics. They covered track-and-field, swimming, gymnastics, cycling, wrestling, weightlifting, fencing, shooting, and tennis. 14 nations participated in these olympics.
  • 1900 Paris Olympics

    1900 Paris Olympics
    The Games were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair. ... This was also the only Olympic Games in history to use live animals (pigeons) as targets during the shooting event. The host nation of France fielded 72% of all athletes (720 of the 997) and won the most gold, silver and bronze medal placings
  • 1904 Olympics

    1904 Olympics
    The St. Louis games are famous for including one of the most outrageous marathons in Olympic history. The race was held in 90-degree weather on a dust-covered road, and the inhospitable conditions conspired to force 18 of the 32 competitors to withdraw from exhaustion.
  • 1908 Olympics

    1908 Olympics
    The St. Louis games are famous for including one of the most outrageous marathons in Olympic history. The race was held in 90-degree weather on a dust-covered road, and the inhospitable conditions conspired to force 18 of the 32 competitors to withdraw from exhaustion.
  • 1940 cancelled game

    1940 cancelled game
    Along with the 1916 and 1944 Olympiads, the 1940 games are one of only three canceled Olympiads, all due to war. ... The Tokyo games were forfeited when the city, because of issues impacting Japan, voluntarily relinquished its right to host the games.
  • 1944 missed game

    1944 missed game
    The 1944 Summer Olympics, which were to be officially known as the Games of the XIII Olympiad, were cancelled because of World War Il
  • 1960 Italy

    1960 Italy
    Rome 1960 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in Rome that took place Aug. 25–Sept. The track-and-field competition starred Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia, who, with his victory in the marathon, became the first black African to win an Olympic gold medal. ...
  • 1964 Tokyo Olympics

    1964 Tokyo Olympics
    The 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics were Japan's chance to show the world they had rebuilt and were now a peaceful partner in the world, while also announcing their status as a first world economic power and technological leader. The final torch runner, Yoshinori Sakai, was the embodiment of this
  • 1968 mexico Olympics

    1968 mexico Olympics
    During their medal ceremony in the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City on October 16, 1968, two African-American athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, each raised a black-gloved fist during the playing of the US national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".
  • 1980 Moscow Olympics

    1980 Moscow Olympics
    In 1980, the United States led a boycott of the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow to protest the late 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. In total, 65 nations refused to participate in the games, whereas 80 countries sent athletes to compete.
  • 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

    1984 Los Angeles Olympics
    he boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles followed four years after the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. The boycott involved 14 Eastern Bloc countries and allies, led by the Soviet Union, which initiated the boycott on May 8, 1984.
  • 1988 Olympic games

    1988 Olympic games
    Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in Seoul that took place September 17–October 2, 1988. The Seoul Games were the 21st occurrence of the modern Olympic Games. Nearly 8,500 athletes from 159 countries participated. ... In all, 10 athletes were banned from the Games for using performance-enhancing drugs.
  • 1992 Barcelona Olympics

    1992 Barcelona Olympics
    The 1992 Games were perhaps the most-successful modern Olympics. More than 9,300 athletes representing 169 countries participated.
  • 1996 Atlanta Olympics

    1996 Atlanta  Olympics
    For the first time in Olympic history, all 197 recognized National Olympic Committees were represented at the Games. There was a bombing resulting in two deaths and more than 100 injuries. The United States won the most gold medals (44), as well as the most medals overall (101)
  • 2000 Australia Olympics

    2000 Australia Olympics
    Several events were contested at the Olympics for the first time in 2000, including men's and women's tae kwon do, trampoline, triathlon, and synchronized diving. Other new women's events included weightlifting, modern pentathlon, and pole vault.
  • 2004 Athens Olympics

    2004 Athens Olympics
    The 2004 Games marked the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics that all countries with a National Olympic Committee were in attendance. The united states won with 36 gold medals, and 101 in total.
  • 2008 Beijing Olympics

    2008 Beijing Olympics
    On 10 April 2008, China announced that it had foiled a plot against the games by Uyghur separatists in Xinjiang. According to the Chinese security ministry, separatists planned suicide bomb attacks on Chinese cities and kidnappings in Beijing to disrupt the Olympic Games.
  • 2012 Great Britten Olympics

    2012 Great Britten Olympics
    the United states won with 47 gold medals and and 104 total medals. that's a lot! the events included Aquatics, Archery,
    Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Canoe/Kayak, Cycling, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Handball,
    Judo, Rowing, Sailing, Modern Pentathlon, Taekwondo, Tennis, Table Tennis, Shooting, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, and Wrestling
  • 2018 Olympics

    2018 Olympics
    2,833 athletes (1,664 men and 1,169 women) attended these Winter Games. 92 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) including the Olympic Athletes from Russia and the Unified Team of Korea in women's Ice Hockey took part in the Winter Games in PyeongChang.
  • 2022 Olympics

    2022 Olympics
    This is the most recent Olympics they have held. Still, the U.S. faces a huge chance at gold in the two-day competition, which showcases one of the most anticipated head-to-head contests of the Games: Nathan Chen and Yuzuru Hanyu.