Publication date: 10 Aug 2022
About the Summer Olympic Games
The Summer Olympiad is the biggest international competition in summer and all-season sports, held every four years under the direction of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
2024 Summer Olympics
The 2024 Summer Olympics (officially known as the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad) will be held in Paris. Initially, Hamburg, Budapest, Rome, Paris and Los-Angeles were competing to host the 2024 Olympics, but only the last two cities confirmed their bids. Later it was agreed that France should host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The ceremony will take place on 26 July, and the games will last until 11 August.
History of the Summer Olympics
Baron Pierre de Coubertin was a French sporting and social figure, initiator and organizer of the modern Olympic Games. He thought a great deal about holding international competitions in order to popularize sport. He also noticed the public interest in the ancient Olympic Games. So he developed a project to revive the Olympic Games and gave his presentation at the University of Paris in 1892.
On 23 June 1894, at a congress held at the Sorbonne, it was decided to revive the Olympic Games, as there were many sporting and international advantages.
The first Summer Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896. This event was attended by 14 countries, which competed in 9 sports.
Winners of the Summer Olympics
Winners of the Summer Olympiad in team standings at 29 games between 1896 and 2021 were:
- USA for 19 times;
- USSR/United Team for 7 times;
- France, Great Britain, Germany, China for 1 time each;
2028, 2032 Summer Olympics
It is already known that the 2028 Summer Olympics will be held in Los Angeles from 21 July till 6 August. It is also tentatively reported that the 2032 games will be held in Brisbane, Australia.
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