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 ... More »

The Summer Olympics occur every four years and are organized by the International Olympic Committee. Both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games take place at four year intervals, with the two alternating every two years. More »

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. More »

The ancient Olympic Games took place in Olympia, in the western Peloponnese Islands. The area was considered a sanctuary and contained temples to Zeus and Hera, among other important structures. The games began there in ... More »

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As of 2014, the most recent Olympic Games were held in Sochi, Russia. The Winter Games in Sochi were held in February of 2014. Sochi is located on the coast of the Black Sea near the border of Georgia and Russia. Roza Kh... More »

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The Olympic Games are held every four years in tribute to their ancient origins. The original Olympics were held at Olympia every four years. During this period, the passing of time was marked by "Olympiads," which refer... More »

Some gold medal winners from the men's boxing event at the 2012 Olympic Games were Shimming Zou (46 to 49kg), Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana (56kg), Vasyl Lomachenko (57-60kg, lightweight) and Oleksandr Usyk (81 to 91kg, heav... More »