How long do summer olympics last?

Answer Modern summer Olympic games last 16 days. This includes both the opening and closing ceremonies. The Beijing summer Olympics lasted 16 days, between August 8, 2008, and August 24, 2008. The London ... Read More »

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How long does the Summer Olympics last?

According to the Olympic Charter, the Olympic Games are limited to 16 days. The last four Summer Games held in Beijing, Athens, Sydney and Atlanta each lasted the maximum of 16 days set forth in a ... Read More »

How long is the period between Summer Olympics?

The Summer Olympic Games have occurred every four years since they were first held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. The only times the games were not contested were in 1916 because of World War I, and i... Read More »

Do more countries participate in the Winter Olympics or the Summer Olympics?

The Summer Olympics draw participants from approximately 200 countries, while the winter Olympics are attended by representatives from fewer than 100 countries. This is primarily due to the fact th... Read More »

When did the Summer Olympics start having a different year than the Winter Olympics?

The first year in which the Summer Olympics were held in a year that did not also have a winter games was 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. The International Olympic Committee voted in 1986 to hold the sum... Read More »