16 Facts About Summer Olympics


Summer Olympic Games, known as the Games of the Olympiad, and often referred to as the Summer Olympics, is a major international multi-sport event normally held once every four years.

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The United States leads the all-time medal count at the Summer Olympics, and has topped the medal table on 18 separate occasions—followed by the USSR, and France, Great Britain, Germany, China, and the ex-Soviet 'Unified Team' .

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Tokyo, Japan, hosted 2020 Summer Olympics, and became the first city outside the predominantly English-speaking and European nations to have hosted the Summer Olympics twice, having already hosted the Games in 1964; it is the largest city ever to have hosted, having grown considerably since 1964.

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The other countries to have hosted the Summer Olympics are Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, South Korea, Soviet Union, Spain, and Sweden, with each of these countries having hosted the Summer Games on one occasion.

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The only two countries in the Southern Hemisphere to have hosted the Summer Olympics have been Australia and Brazil, with Africa having yet to host any Summer Olympics.

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Stockholm, Sweden, has hosted events at two Summer Olympics, having been sole host of the 1912 Games, and hosting the equestrian events at the 1956 Summer Olympics .

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Summer Olympics won in 2 hours 58 minutes and 50 seconds, setting off wild celebrations at the stadium.

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Summer Olympics was helped over the finish line by concerned race officials and later disqualified for that.

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Summer Olympics was awarded a new medal 36 years later at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

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Summer Olympics's returned home as a heroine of the Czechoslovak people but was made an outcast by the Soviet-dominated government.

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Summer Olympics's won two other individual events, with two perfect scores in the balance beam and all perfect scores in the uneven bars.

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At these games, gymnast Vitaly Scherbo set an inaugural medal record of five individual gold medals at a Summer Olympics, and equaled the inaugural record set by Eric Heiden at the 1980 Winter Olympics.

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Summer Olympics nevertheless won the heat as both his opponents had been disqualified for false starts.

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London held the 2012 Summer Olympics, becoming the first city to host the Olympic Games three times.

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Rio de Janeiro in Brazil hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics, becoming the first South American city to host the Olympics, the second Olympic host city in Latin America, after Mexico City in 1968, as well as the third city in the Southern Hemisphere to host the Olympics after Melbourne, Australia, in 1956 and Sydney, Australia, in 2000.

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However, these concerns were superseded by a state-sponsored doping scandal involving Russian athletes at the Winter Summer Olympics held two years earlier, which affected the participation of its athletes in these Games.

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