Chronography of Olymics sports events

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32) 2021 Tokyo

 

 

 

31) 2016 Rio de Janiero

11,238

207

54.3

30) 2012 London

10,768

204

52.8

29) 2008 Beijing

10,942

204

53.6

28) 2004 Athens

10,625

201

52.9

27) 2000 Sydney

10,651

199

53.5

26) 1996 Atlanta

10,320

197

52.4

25) 1992 Barcelona

9,356

169

55.4

24) 1988 Seoul

8,391

159

52.8

23) 1984 Los Angeles

6,829

140

48.8

22) 1980 Moscow

5,179

80

64.7

21) 1976 Montreal

6,084

92

66.1

20) 1972 Munich

8,512

121

70.3

19) 1968 Mexico City

6,082

109

55.8

18) 1964 Tokyo

5,541

94

58.9

17) 1960 Rome

5,396

84

64.2

16) 1956 Melbourne

3,539

67

52.8

15) 1952 Helsinki

5,867

69

85.0

14) 1948 London

6,005

59

101.8

13) 1944 London Postponed

 

 

 

12) 1940 Tokyo Cancelled

 

 

 

11) 1936 Berlin

4,069

51

79.8

10) 1932 Los Angeles

2,403

39

61.6

9) 1928 Amsterdam

3,905

46

84.9

8) 1924 Paris

3,385

45

75.2

7) 1920 Antwerp

2,741

26

105.4

6) 1916 Berlin Cancelled

 

 

 

5) 1912 Stockholm

4,742

17

278.9

4) 1908 London

2,008

22

91.3

3) 1904 St Louis

1,505

7

215.0

2) 1900 Paris

1,505

16

94.1

1) 1896 Athens

484

13

37.2

 

2028, 34th Olympics Los Angeles

2024, 33rd Olympics Paris

23/7/2021, 32nd Olympics Tokyo, opened. Postponed from 2020, due to Covid19. They took place without spectators, in closed stadiums.

2016,.31st Olympics Rio de Janeiro,

27/7/2012, The 30th Summer 2012 Olympics began in London; they finished on 12/8/2012.

2/10/2009, The 2016 31st Olympics were awarded to Rio de Janeiro.

2008, 29th Summer Olympics in Beijing.

5/6/2007, Russia was chosen to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, at Sochi.

6/7/2005, The International Olympic Committee awarded the 2012 Summer Games to London. Other cities in the finals were Paris and Madrid.

13/8/2004, The 28th Summer Olympics opened in Athens. They closed on 29/8/2004.

1/10/2000, The Olympic Games in Sydney closed.

15/9/2000, The 27th 2000 Summer Olympics opened in Sydney, Australia.

19/7/1996, Muhammad Ali lit the flame to open the 26th Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

9/8/1992, The Barcelona Olympic Games closed.

31/7/1992. The 25th Olympic Games were held in Barcelona. Black market tickets to the Olympics had been selling for $1,500.

17/9/1988. The 24th Olympic Games opened in Seoul. Tennis became an Olympic sport again, after a break of 64 years.

28/7/1984. The 23rd Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles.

19/7/1980, The 22nd Olympic Games opened in Moscow. Women�s hockey became am Olympic sport.

21/3/1980, The US announced it would boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. On 24/3/1980 the Australian Olympic Commission announced it would send a team to Moscow, despite objections by the Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser.

18/7/1976. The 21st Olympic Games opened in Montreal.

26/8/1972. The 20th Olympic Games at Munich opened.

12/10/1968. The 19th Olympic Games opened in Mexico City.

10/10/1964. The 18th Olympic Games opened in Tokyo. Judo became an Olympic sport.

18/9/1960, The first Paralympic Games as such were held, in Rome.

25/8/1960. The 17th Olympic Games opened in Rome.

22/11/1956. The 16th Olympic Games opened in Melbourne.

1952, The first Paralympic Games were held. They were organised by neurologist Dr Ludwig Guttmann (1899 � 1980) as a competition involving World War Two veterans with spinal injuries. The aim was not just physical rehabilitation but the restoration of confidence and self-respect. They were oroiginally known as the Stoke Mandeville Games, launched at the 1948 London Summer Olympics. The term �para� now refers to the games run �alongside� the Olympic Games.

19/7/1952, The 15th Olympic Games opened in Helsinki, Finland.

14/8/1948, The London Olympics closed.

29/7/1948. The first post-war Olympic Games, the 14th, opened in London. Opened by King George V at Wembley Stadium, these were the first Games since those in Berlin in 1936. The atmosphere was one of post-war austerity and reconstruction, and Japan, the USSR, and Germany were not present. The USA won 38 gold medals.The UK came 12th.

1944, The 13th Olympic Games were to have been held in London, but were cancelled due to the War. Instead, London hosted the 1948 Games.

21/9/1940, The day scheduled for the opening of the 12th Olympic Games in Tokyo. However they were cancelled due to the War.

2/9/1937, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, reviver of the modern Olympics in 1896, died.

1/8/1936. Adolf Hitler opened the 11th Olympic Games in Berlin.The Olympic flame was carried to the venue from Greece for the first time.Canoeing became an Olympic sport.

30/7/1932, The 10th Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles. Handball was first included.

28/7/1928, The 9th Olympic Games opened in Amsterdam.

5/7/1924, The 8th Olympic games opened in Paris. Bobsleighing was first included in the Olympic Games.

4/2/1924, Close of the 1st Winter Olympic Games at Chamonix, France.

25/1/1924. The first Winter Olympics were held, at Chamonix, France. Novel events included bobsleighing, fencing (for women).

14/8/1920, The 7th Olympic Games opened in Antwerp. Ice hockey became an Olympic sport (it was moved to the Winter Olympics from 1924).

1916, The 7th Olympic Games scheduledfor Berlin were cancelled due to World War One.

6/7/1912, The 5th Olympic Games opened in Stockholm. Swimming (women) was now included, also the decathlon, pentathlon and dressage became Olympic events.

13/7/1908, The 4th Olympic games opened at the newly-built White City stadium in west London. The Games were originally scheduled for Rome, but Italy was facing financial issues, including costs arising from a 1906 eruption of Mount Vesuvius (7/4/1906).The Finnish team made a political point by refusing to carry the Russian flag; the Olympic Committee refused to allow them to carry their own flag, so they marched flagless. Also some athletes with Irish Republican sympathies refused to compete in the British team. Javelin-throwing, rowing, the marathon, and men�s hockey became Olympic sports.

1/7/1904, The third Olympic Games opened in St Louis, USA. Boxing, freestyle wrestling, Diving, became Olympic sports for the first time.

14/5/1900. Second Olympic Games began in Paris. Women were now allowed to compete. The Games caused further controversy by holding events on a Sunday, leading to pressure on some US athletes who, as representatives of their colleges, were expected to withdraw rather than compete on the Sabbath. Water polo was now included in the Games.

6/4/1896, The modern Olympic Games, revived by Pierre de Coubertin, were opened at Athens. Sports included fencing (men only), swimming (men), the marathon, wresting (Graeco-Roman style) and the tug of war.

The original Olympic Games were first recorded in 776 BC although they had already been played for centuries by then; they were played every four years in honour of the God Zeus.They were abolished by the Christian Roman Emperor Theodosius, to discourage paganism, in AD 394

25/11/1892, Pierre de Coubertin proposed the revival of the Olympic Games. He saw this as a means to improve the physical condition of French youth. See also Greece.

1/1/1863, Pierre de Coubertin, responsible for the modern revival of the Olympic Games in 1896, was born.

30/10/1855, Lord Desborough, Olympics administrator, was born (died 9/1/1945).

1859, The new State of Greece tried to revive the Olympic tradition, but through to 1889 these plans were thwarted by protests that onoly the very wealthy would be able to mafford to travel to Athens.

1604, In Britiain the so-called �Cotswold Olympics� were held.

 

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