What year did the Summer Olympics start?

Answer According to the 5th-century teacher Hippias of Elis, the first Olympic game was a footrace that was held during the summer Olympic festival held in 776 BC. The modern Summer Olympics started in 18... Read More »

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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 »

What was the last year in which the Winter& Summer Olympics took place in the same year?

The Winter Olympics and the Summer Olympics formerly took place every four years, with both sets of games scheduled in the same calendar year. The last time that happened was in 1992. Starting in 1... Read More »

In what year did the modern Summer Olympics begin?

The modern summer Olympics began in 1896 in Athens, Greece. Fourteen nations sent athletes to these games. Athletes competed in nine sports, including fencing, cycling, shooting, gymnastics, tennis... Read More »

What year was the first summer Olympics televised live?

The 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, were the first Olympic Games to be broadcast live and the first live coverage of a sporting event on television. Over 70 hours of live Olympic cove... Read More »