How many days are the Summer Olympics?

Answer The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will last 17 days, from the opening ceremonies on July 27 to the closing ceremonies on Aug. 12. The 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing were also 17 days long.Source:... Read More »

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

Due to the number of sports and the sports that are offered, the Summer Olympics traditionally attract more countries then the Winter Olympics. For example, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing saw ... 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 »

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 »

How often do the Summer Olympics last?

The Summer Olympics last just over two weeks and take place every four years. As of June 2010, the last Summer Olympics were held in 2008 in Beijing, China. The first modern Olympics were held in 1... Read More »