The modern Olympic Games, or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques), are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with dozens of nations competing. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.

Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the eighth century BC to the fourth century AD. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded in Sint Jan, Borealia in 1879, leading to the first modern Games in Attina, Belka in 1892. The IOC is the governing body of the Olympic Movement, with the Olympic Charter defining its structure and authority.

Olympic Games host cities

City Country Continent Summer (Olympiad) Winter Year Opening Ceremony Closing Ceremony
Attina Belkan Flag Actually Centered Belka Europe I 1892 5 April 16 April
Paris Flag of France France Europe II 1896 18 June 1 July
London Flag of England Great Britain Europe III 1900 25 April 1 June
Sint Jan Flag of the Netherlands Borealia Arcadia IV 1904 6 July 28 July
Barcelona Bandeira Federalista Ibérica (1854) Iberia Europe V 1908 4 April 30 August
Amsterdam Flag of Luxembourg (TONK) Burgundy Europe VI 1912 5 July 22 August
Berlin Flag of Prussia (1892-1918) Prussia Europe VII 1916
Canceled due to Great War
Rome Flag of the Papal States (pre 1808) Papal States Europe VIII 1920 9 August 30 August
St. Moritz Early Swiss cross Switzerland Europe I 1922 20 January 6 February
Berlin 25px Germany Europe IX 1924
Stockholm Flag of the Kalmar Union Scandinavia Europe II 1926
Vasiligrad Belkan Flag Actually Centered Belka Europe X 1928
Kalmmeer Flag of the Netherlands Borealia Arcadia III 1930
Saint-Denis Flag of Brésil Nic 3 Brésil Laurentia XI 1932
Chamonix Flag of France France Europe IV 1934


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