How Often Are the Olympics Held?
Last Updated Mar 25, 2020 1:24:11 PM ET
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 1896.
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