As of 2015, there are a total of 56 sports in the Olympic games. The number and types of events may change from one Olympiad to another and are subject to change as determined by the International Olympic Committee.
The modern Olympic Games last 16 days from opening to closing ceremonies. This includes both the Summer and Winter Games. During this time, athletes take part in over 300 events spanning 35 officially recognized Olympic sports.
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England featured athletes from 204 countries. The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia included athletes from 88 countries. The first modern Olympic Games took place in Athens, Greece in 1896 and had participants from 14 countries.
The first recorded ancient Olympic Games were held in 776 B.C. in Athens, continuing every four years until 393 A.D., when the Roman emperor Theodosius I abolished them because of their pagan roots. The modern Olympic games began in 1896.
The Olympic Games are about sporting competition but also about getting to know other cultures, recognizing the similarities and accepting the differences. With a long Olympic background rooted in history, countries around the world unite.
Though there are many myths that detail the events leading to the creation of the Olympics, based on the records, the first Olympic Games were held in 776 B.C. in Southern Greece. Interestingly, the common idea among the origin myths is that the games were intended to thank the gods for a particular
At the 2014 Winter Olympic games, more than 2,800 athletes from 88 different countries participated. At the 2012 Summer Games, athletes from 204 countries were represented.
The Olympic games are held as a way of promoting good relations and tolerance among different races, cultures, nationalities and religions across the globe. The opening ceremony of the games is considered a spectacle by many since it features various displays of cultural activities and music meant t
89 total countries have qualified at least one athlete to participate in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Included are the countries of Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, and Singapore, each of which have never previously participated in the Winter Olympic Games. Russian athletes have been bar
The next Winter Olympics are to be held in PyeongChang, South Korea from Feb. 9-25, 2018. These are the second Olympic Games to be held in South Korea. The location was chosen at the 123rd IOC Session on July 6 2011. The city won a majority vote in 2011 after campaigning to host the past three Winte