Summer Olympic Games
A chronological list of Summer Olympic Games held in history.
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|Year||Host City||Flag of Host Country||Continent||Poster||Emblem||Mascot||Timeline||Officially Opened by||Motto||Number of Participating Countries||National Olympic Committee Attending for the First Time||Number of Participating Athletes (total)||Number of Participating Athletes (male)||Number of Participating Athletes (female)||Number of Sports||Number of Events||Country with the Most Gold Medals||Athlete with the Most Medals (gold-silver-bronze)||Athlete with the Most Gold Medals (gold-silver-bronze)||Men's Record (as of summer 2016)||Women's Record (as of summer 2016)|
|1896||Athens, Greece||Europe||April 6 - April 15||King George I||14||Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, and United States||241||241||0||9||43||United States||Hermann Weingärtner: Germany, (3–2–1)||Carl Schuhmann: Germany, (4–0–0)|
|1900||Paris, France||Europe||May 14 - October 28||No official opening||24||Argentina, Belgium, Bohemia, Canada, Cuba, India, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russian Empire, and Spain||997||975||22||19||85||France||Irving Baxter: United States, (2–3–0); Walter Tewksbury: United States, (2–2–1)||Alvin Kraenzlein: United States, (4–0–0)|
|1904||St. Louis, United States||North America||July 1 - November 23||Former Governor David R. Francis||12||South Africa||651||645||6||16||94||United States||Anton Heida: United States, (5–1–0); George Eyser: United States, (3–2–1); Burton Downing: United States, (2–3–1)||Anton Heida: United States, (5–1–0)|
|1908||London, United Kingdom||Europe||April 27 - October 31||King Edward VII||22||Finland, Turkey, and New Zealand||2008||1971||31||22||110||United Kingdom||Mel Sheppard: United States, (3–0–0); Henry Taylor: United Kingdom, (3–0–0); Benjamin Jones: United Kingdom, (2–1–0); Oscar Swahn: Sweden, (2–0–1); Martin Sheridan: United States, (2–0–1); Josiah Ritchie: United Kingdom, (1–1–1); Ted Ranken: United Kingdom, (0–3–0)||Mel Sheppard: United States, (3–0–0); Henry Taylor: United Kingdom, (3–0–0)|
|1912||Stockholm, Sweden||Europe||July 6 - July 22||King Gustaf V||28||Japan, Egypt, Iceland, Portugal, and Serbia||2407||2359||48||14||102||United States||Vilhelm Carlberg: Sweden, (3–2–0)||Vilhelm Carlberg: Sweden, (3–2–0); Hannes Kolehmainen: Finland, (3–1–0); Alfred Lane: United States, (3–0–0)|
|1920||Antwerp, Belgium||Europe||April 20 - September 12||King Albert I||29||Brazil, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Monaco, and Yugoslavia||2626||2561||65||22||156||United States||Willis Lee: United States, (5–1–1); Lloyd Spooner: United States, (4–1–2)||Willis Lee: United States, (5–1–1); Nedo Nadi: Italy, (5–0–0)|
|1924||Paris, France||Europe||May 4 - July 27||President Gaston Doumergue||44||China (did not compete), Ecuador, Haiti, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Philippines, Poland, and Uruguay||3089||2954||135||17||126||United States||Ville Ritola: Finland, (4–2–0)||Paavo Nurmi: Finland, (5–0–0)|
|1928||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Europe||July 28 - August 12||Prince Henry, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin||46||Malta, Panama, and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)||2883||2606||277||14||109||United States||Georges Miez: Switzerland, (3–1–0); Hermann Hänggi: Switzerland, (2–1–1)||Georges Miez: Switzerland, (3–1–0)|
|1932||Los Angeles, United States||North America||July 30 - August 14||Vice President Charles Curtis||37||China and Colombia||1332||1206||126||14||117||United States||István Pelle: Hungary, (2–2–0); Giulio Gaudini: Italy, (0–3–1); Heikki Savolainen: Finland, (0–1–3)||Helene Madison: United States, (3–0–0); Romeo Neri: Italy, (3–0–0)|
|1936||Berlin, Germany||Europe||August 1 - August 16||Chancellor Adolf Hitler||49||Afghanistan, Bermuda, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Liechtenstein, and Peru||3963||3632||331||19||129||Germany||Konrad Frey: Germany, (3–1–2)||Jesse Owens: United States, (4–0–0)|
|1948||London, United Kingdom||Europe||July 29 - August 14||King George VI||59||British Guiana (now Guyana), Burma (now Myanmar), Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Korea, Lebanon, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela||4104||3714||390||17||136||United States||Veikko Huhtanen: Finland, (3–1–1)||Fanny Blankers-Koen: Netherlands, (4–0–0)|
|1952||Helsinki, Finland||Europe||July 19 - August 3||President Juho Kusti Paasikivi||69||The Bahamas, the People's Republic of China, Gold Coast (now Ghana), Guatemala, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Antilles, Nigeria, Soviet Union, Thailand, and Vietnam||4955||4436||519||17||149||United States||Maria Gorokhovskaya: Soviet Union, (2–5–0)||Viktor Chukarin: Soviet Union, (4–2–0)|
|1956||Melbourne, Australia||Oceania||November 22 - December 8||Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh||72||Cambodia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Kenya, Liberia, Federation of Malaya, North Borneo (now Sabah of Malaysia), Republic of China, Uganda, and the United Team of Germany||3314||2938||376||17||151||Soviet Union||Ágnes Keleti: Hungary, (4–2–0); Larisa Latynina: Soviet Union, (4–1–1)||Ágnes Keleti: Hungary, (4–2–0); Larisa Latynina: Soviet Union, (4–1–1)|
|1960||Rome, Italy||Europe||August 25 - September 11||President Giovanni Gronchi||83||Antilles (Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago), Morocco, San Marino, Sudan, Suriname (did not compete), and Tunisia||5338||4727||611||17||150||Soviet Union||Boris Shakhlin: Soviet Union, (4–2–1)||Boris Shakhlin: Soviet Union, (4–2–1)|
|1964||Tokyo, Japan||Asia||October 10 - October 24||Emperor Hirohito||93||Algeria, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire (as Ivory Coast), Dominican Republic, Libya (did not compete), Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mongolia, Nepal, Niger, Northern Rhodesia, Senegal, and Tanzania||5151||4437||678||19||163||United States||Larisa Latynina: Soviet Union, (2–2–2)||Don Schollander: United States, (4–0–0)|
|1968||Mexico City, Mexico||Europe||October 12 - October 27||President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz||112||British Honduras (now Belize), Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo (as Congo-Kinshasa), East Germany, El Salvador, Guinea, Honduras, Kuwait, Libya, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, the United States Virgin Islands, and West Germany||5516||4735||781||18||172||United States||Mikhail Voronin: Soviet Union, (2–4–1)||Věra Čáslavská: Czechoslovakia, (4–2–0); Akinori Nakayama: Japan, (4–1–1)||Long jump: Bob Beamon, United States, 8.90 m|
|1972||Munich, West Germany||Europe||August 26 - September 10||President Gustav Heinemann||The Happy Games||121||Albania, Dahomey (now Benin), Gabon, North Korea, Lesotho, Malawi, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Swaziland, Togo, and Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso)||7134||6075||1059||21||195||Soviet Union||Mark Spitz: United States, (7–0–0)||Mark Spitz: United States, (7–0–0)|
|1976||Montreal, Canada||North America||July 17 - August 1||Queen Elizabeth II||92||Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda (as Antigua), Cayman Islands, and Papua New Guinea||6084||4824||1260||21||198||Soviet Union||Nikolai Andrianov: Soviet Union, (4–2–1)||Nikolai Andrianov: Soviet Union, (4–2–1); Kornelia Ender: East Germany, (4–1–0); John Naber: United States, (4–1–0)|
|1980||Moscow, Soviet Union||Europe||July 19 - August 3||Chairman Leonid Brezhnev||80||Angola, Botswana, Cyprus, Jordan, Laos, Mozambique, Seychelles, and Zimbabwe (previously known as Rhodesia)||5179||4064||1115||21||203||Soviet Union||Alexander Dityatin: Soviet Union, (3–4–1)||Alexander Dityatin: Soviet Union, (3–4–1); Caren Metschuck: East Germany, (3–1–0); Barbara Krause: East Germany, (3–0–0); Vladimir Parfenovich: Soviet Union, (3–0–0); Rica Reinisch: East Germany, (3–0–0); Vladimir Salnikov: Soviet Union, (3–0–0)||Shot put: Ilona Slupianek, East Germany, 22.41 m; 800 metres: Nadezhda Olizarenko, Soviet Union, 1:53.43|
|1984||Los Angeles, United States||North America||July 28 - August 12||President Ronald Reagan||140||Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, British Virgin Islands, Chinese Taipei (previously known as the Republic of China), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Grenada, Mauritania, Mauritius, North Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Rwanda, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and the United Arab Emirates||6829||5263||1566||21||221||United States||Li Ning: China, (3–2–1)||Ecaterina Szabo: Romania, (4–1–0); Carl Lewis: United States, (4–0–0)|
|1988||Seoul, South Korea||Asia||September 17 - October 2||President Roh Tae-woo||Harmony and Progress||159||Aruba, American Samoa, Brunei, Cook Islands, Guam, Maldives, Vanuatu, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and South Yemen||8391||6197||2194||23||237||Soviet Union||Matt Biondi: United States, (5–1–1)||Kristin Otto: East Germany, (6–0–0)||Hammer throw: Sergey Litvinov, Soviet Union, 84.80 m||100 metres: Florence Griffith-Joyner, United States, 10.62; 200 metres: Florence Griffith-Joyner, United States, 21.34; Heptathlon: Jackie Joyner-Kersee, United States, 7291 pts; 1500 metres: Paula Ivan, Romania, 3:53.96; Long jump: Jackie Joyner-Kersee, United States, 7.40 m; Discus throw: Martina Hellmann, East Germany, 72.30 m; 4×400 m relay: (Tatyana Ledovskaya, Olga Nazarova, Mariya Pinigina, Olga Bryzgina), Soviet Union, 3:15.17|
|1992||Barcelona, Spain||Europe||July 25 - August 9||King Juan Carlos I||Friends For Life||169||Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Namibia, the unified team of Yemen, and Unified Team||9356||6652||2704||25||257||Unified Team||Vitaly Scherbo: Unified Team, (6–0–0)||Vitaly Scherbo: Unified Team, (6–0–0)||400 metres hurdles: Kevin Young, United States, 46.78|
|1996||Atlanta, United States||North America||July 19 - August 4||President Bill Clinton||The Celebration of the Century||197||Azerbaijan, Burundi, Cape Verde, Comoros, Dominica, Guinea-Bissau, Macedonia, Nauru, Palestinian Authority, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. Ex-Soviet countries that competed as part of the Unified Team in 1992: Armenia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Slovakia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Russia (also previously participated as Russian Empire)||10318||6806||3512||26||271||United States||Alexei Nemov: Russia, (2–1–3)||Amy Van Dyken: United States, (4–0–0)||Triple jump: Kenny Harrison, United States, 18.09 m; High jump: Charles Austin, United States, 2.39 m||400 metres: Marie-José Pérec, France, 48.25|
|2000||Sydney, Australia||Oceania||September 15 - October 1||Governor-General Sir William Deane||Share the Spirit||199||Eritrea, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau||10651||6582||4069||28||300||United States||Alexei Nemov: Russia, (2–1–3)||Ian Thorpe: Australia, (3–2–0); Inge de Bruijn: Netherlands, (3–1–0); Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel: Netherlands, (3–1–0); Jenny Thompson: United States, (3–0–1); Lenny Krayzelburg: United States, (3–0–0)||1500 metres: Noah Ngeny, Kenya, 3:32.07|
|2004||Athens, Greece||Europe||August 13 - August 29||President Konstantinos Stephanopoulos||Welcome Home||201||Kiribati and Timor-Leste||10625||6296||4329||28||301||United States||Michael Phelps: United States, (6–0–2)||Michael Phelps: United States, (6–0–2)||Discus throw: Virgilijus Alekna, Lithuania, 69.89 m; Decathlon: Roman Šebrle, Czech Republic, 8893 pts; 110 metres hurdles: Liu Xiang, China, 12.91||Javelin throw: Osleidys Menéndez, Cuba, 71.53 m; High jump: Yelena Slesarenko, Russia, 2.06 m|
|2008||Beijing, China||Asia||August 8 - August 24||President Hu Jintao||One World, One Dream||204||The Marshall Islands, Montenegro, and Tuvalu||10942||6305||4637||28||302||China||Michael Phelps: United States, (8–0–0)||Michael Phelps: United States, (8–0–0)||10000 metres: Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia, 27:0.17; 200 metres: Usain Bolt, Jamaica, 19.30; 5,000 metres: Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia, 12:57.82; 4×400 m relay: (LaShawn Merritt, Angelo Taylor, David Neville, Jeremy Wariner), United States, 2:55.39; Javelin throw: Andreas Thorkildsen, Norway, 90.57 m; Marathon: Samuel Wanjiru, Kenya, 2:06:32||3000 m steeplechase: Gulnara Galkina-Samitova, Russia, 8:58.81; Triple jump: Françoise Mbango Etone, Cameroon, 15.39 m; Pole vault: Yelena Isinbayeva, Russia, 5.05 m; 400 metres hurdles: Melaine Walker, Jamaica, 52.64|
|2012||London, United Kingdom||Europe||July 27 - August 12||Queen Elizabeth II||Inspire a Generation||204||10768||5992||4776||26||302||United States||Michael Phelps: United States, (4–2–0)||Michael Phelps: United States, (4–2–0); Missy Franklin: United States, (4–0–1)||20 km walk: Chen Ding, China, 1:18:46; 100 metres: Usain Bolt, Jamaica, 9.63; 800 metres: David Rudisha, Kenya, 1:40.91; 4×100 m relay: (Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt), Jamaica, 36.84; 50 km walk: Jared Tallent, Australia, 3:36:53||Marathon: Tiki Gelana, Ethiopia, 2:23:07; 100 metres hurdles: Sally Pearson, Australia, 12.35; 4×100 m relay: (Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight, Carmelita Jeter), United States, 40.82; 20 km walk: Elena Lashmanova, Russia, 1:25:02|
|2016||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||South America||August 5 - August 21||Acting President Michel Temer||A New World||205||Kosovo, South Sudan, and the Refugee Olympic Team||11544||28||306||United States||Michael Phelps: United States, (5–1–0)||Michael Phelps: United States, (5–1–0)||400 metres: Wayde van Niekerk, South Africa, 43.03; Pole vault: Thiago Braz da Silva, Brazil, 6.03 m; 3000 m steeplechase: Conseslus Kipruto, Kenya, 8:03.28; Shot put: Ryan Crouser, United States, 22.52 m; Decathlon: Ashton Eaton, United States, 8893 pts||10000 metres: Almaz Ayana, Ethiopia, 29:17.45; Hammer throw: Anita Włodarczyk, Poland, 82.29 m; 5000 metres: Vivian Cheruiyot, Kenya, 14:26.17|
|2020||Tokyo, Japan||Asia||July 24 - August 9||Discover Tomorrow||33||324|