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The Summer Olympic Games was first held in 1896, is an international multi-sport event. It is organised by the International Olympic Committee that also oversees the host city's preparation. Medals are awarded in each event which is a tradition that started in 1904.

List of Summer Olympic Games

Olympiad Year Host Dates Nations Competitors Sports Disciplines Events Top nation
Total Men Women
I 1896 23x15px Athens, Greece 6–15 April 14 241 241 0 9 10 43 Flag of United States United States
II 1900 France Paris, France 14 May – 28 October 24 997 975 22 19 20 85 Flag of France France
III 1904 United States St. Louis, United States 1 July – 23 November 12 651 645 6 16 17 94 Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg United States (USA)
IV 1908 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 27 April – 31 October 22 2008 1971 37 22 25 110 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain (GBR)
V 1912 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 6–22 July 28 2407 2359 48 14 18 102 United States United States (USA)
VI 1916 Awarded to Berlin, cancelled due to World War I
VII 1920 Belgium Antwerp, Belgium 14 August – 12 September 29 2626 2561 65 22 29 156 United States United States (USA)
VIII 1924 France Paris, France 4 May – 27 July 44 3089 2954 135 17 23 126 United States United States (USA)
IX 1928 Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands 28 July – 12 August 46 2883 2606 277 14 20 109 United States United States (USA)
X 1932 United States Los Angeles, United States 30 July – 14 August 38 1572 1446 126 15 21 118 United States United States (USA)
XI 1936 Germany Hamburg, Germany 1–16 August 49 3963 3632 331 19 25 129 Germany Germany (GER)
XII 1940 Originally awarded to Tokyo, then awarded to Helsinki, cancelled due to World War II
XIII 1944 Awarded to London, cancelled due to World War II
XIV 1948 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 29 July – 14 August 59 4104 3714 390 17 23 136 United States United States (USA)
XV 1952 23x15px Helsinki, Finland 19 July – 3 August 69 4955 4436 519 17 23 149 United States United States (USA)
XVI 1956 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina 22 November – 8 December 72 3314 2938 376 17 23 151 Soviet Union Soviet Union (URS)
XVII 1960 Italy Rome, Italy 25 August – 11 September Future Event

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