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

Answer 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 »

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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 »

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 »

Who won the most medals in a Winter Olympics?

Eight different athletes have won five medals in one Winter Olympics. The record for gold medals in one Winter Olympics is five, won by speedskater Eric Heiden at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games.... Read More »

Will the Winter Olympics be on the BBC in 2010?