How many sports are in the summer Olympics?

Answer The summer Olympics are held every four years. For each event, new sports are reviewed for inclusion and sometimes sports are subtracted. For the London games in 2012, there will be 26 sports.Sourc... Read More »

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How many countries are in the Summer Olympics?

As of May 2010, there are a total of 205 countries who are members of the International Olympic Committee, all of which are eligible to compete in the Summer Olympic Games, if they choose to. In 20... Read More »

How many days are the Summer Olympics?

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 »

How many athletes participate in the Summer Olympics?

The number of athlete participants at the Summer Olympic Games varies by the games. For example, the first Summer Games in Athens, Greece in 1896 drew 241 athletes from 14 countries; the 2008 Summe... Read More »

How many medals did the USA win in the 1996 Summer Olympics?

The United States won 101 medals, the most of any country, at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. American athletes won 44 gold medals, 32 silvers and 25 bronzes in 21 sports.Referen... Read More »