The most recent Olympic games were the 2016 Summer Olympics, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The games took place between Aug. 5-21, 2016. the Games featured participation from 207 countries, and included 306 events. 11,... More »

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According to History,com, the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece, during the summer of 1896. The International Olympic Committee met for the first time in Paris in June 1894 and selected the city to h... More »

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... More »

The 2016 Summer Olympics were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro beat out Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid to win its bid to host the Olympics. More »

The Winter Olympics are held every four years, as are the Summer Olympics. Until 1992, the Summer and Winter Olympics took place in the same year, but the International Olympic Committee decided to separate the games and... More »

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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 »

The summer and winter Olympic games are each held once every four years on an alternating schedule, meaning there is an Olympics competition every two years. The modern Olympic games started with a four year cycle in 189... More »