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 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 »

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 »

Where was the 24th Summer Olympics held?

The 24th Summer Olympic Games took place in Seoul, South Korea, between September 17 and October 2, 1988. Held in South Korea for the first time, the games attracted a then record 159 countries par... Read More »

Where were the 1996 olympics held?

The 1996 Summer Olympics were held in Atlanta, Georgia, from July 19 to Aug. 4. The Games provided an economic boost to the region. More than 2 million visitors attended the 1996 Olympics in Atlant... Read More »