Summer Olympic Games

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The Summer Olympic Games was first held in 1896, is an international multi-sport event. It is organised by the International Olympic Committee that also oversees the host city's preparation. Medals are awarded in each event which is a tradition that started in 1904.

List of Summer Olympic Games[edit | edit source]

Olympiad Year Host Dates Nations Competitors Sports Disciplines Events Top nation
Total Men Women
I 1896 Greece Athens, Greece 6–15 April 14 241 241 0 9 10 43 Flag of United States United States
II 1900 France Paris, France 14 May – 28 October 24 997 975 22 19 20 85 Flag of France France
III 1904 United States St. Louis, United States 1 July – 23 November 12 651 645 6 16 17 94  United States (USA)
IV 1908 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 27 April – 31 October 22 2008 1971 37 22 25 110  Great Britain (GBR)
V 1912 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 6–22 July 28 2407 2359 48 14 18 102  United States (USA)
VI 1916 Awarded to Berlin, cancelled due to World War I
VII 1920 Belgium Antwerp, Belgium 14 August – 12 September 29 2626 2561 65 22 29 156  United States (USA)
VIII 1924 France Paris, France 4 May – 27 July 44 3089 2954 135 17 23 126  United States (USA)
IX 1928 Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands 28 July – 12 August 46 2883 2606 277 14 20 109  United States (USA)
X 1932 United States Los Angeles, United States 30 July – 14 August 38 1572 1446 126 15 21 118  United States (USA)
XI 1936 Germany Hamburg, Germany 1–16 August 49 3963 3632 331 19 25 129  Germany (GER)
XII 1940 Originally awarded to Tokyo, then awarded to Helsinki, cancelled due to World War II
XIII 1944 Awarded to London, cancelled due to World War II
XIV 1948 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 29 July – 14 August 59 4104 3714 390 17 23 136  United States (USA)
XV 1952 Finland Helsinki, Finland 19 July – 3 August 69 4955 4436 519 17 23 149  United States (USA)
XVI 1956 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina 22 November – 8 December 72 3314 2938 376 17 23 151  Soviet Union (URS)
XVII 1960 Italy Rome, Italy 25 August – 11 September 84 5538 4727 611 17 23 150  Soviet Union (URS)
XVIII 1964 Australia Melbourne, Australia 10 – 24 October Future Event
XIX 1968 United States Detroit, United States 19 July – 3 August Future Event

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