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Summer Olympic Games Dates
 1 - 1896     Athens (Greece) - 14 nations - 241 participants
 2 - 1900     Paris (France)
 3 - 1904     St Louis (MO, USA)
 4 - 1908     London (UK)
 5 - 1912     Stockholm (Sweden)
 6 - 1916     Berlin (Germany)
 7 - 1920    Antwerp (Belgium)
 8 - 1924    Paris (France) - Olympic Motto was introduced here.
 9 - 1928    Amsterdam (Netherlands)
10 - 1932    Los Angeles, CA (USA)
11 - 1936     Berlin (Germany) - Torch started from this Game
12 - 1940    Tokyo (Japan) -> Helsinki (Finland)
13 - 1944     London (UK)
14 - 1948     London (UK)
15 - 1952    Helsinki (Finland)
16 - 1956    Melbourne, Victoria (Australia) + Stockholm (Sweden)
17 - 1960    Rome (Italy)
18 - 1964    Tokyo (Japan)
19 - 1968    Mexico City (Mexico)
20 - 1972    Munich (W Germany)
21 - 1976     Montreal, Quebec (Canada)
22 - 1980    Moscow (USSR) - USA boycotted this game. 65 countries did not participate in spite of being invited
23 - 1984    Los Angeles (CA, USA)
24 - 1988    Seoul (S Korea)
25 - 1992    Barcelona (Spain)
26 - 1996    Atlanta, GA (USA) - 197 nations - 10,318 athletes. It was the 5th US City to hold Olympic Games, and 3rd to host Summer
                   Olympic Games. July 19, 1996 - August 4, 1996.
27 - 2000   Sydney (Australia)
28 - 2004   Athens, (Greece) - 202 nations - 11,000 participants.
29 - 2008   Beijing (China) - 203 nations -
30 - 2012    London (UK) - its expected budget is 9 billion Sterling pounds - one of the largest budget of Olympics to date.
31 -  2016    Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -
32 - 2020   Tokyo (Japan) -

Olympic Games 2008, China
The current Games in Beijing, China, comprise of 302 games in 28 sports.

Olympic Games 2012, UK
This game started on July 27, 2012 and will end on August 12, 2012.
In the opening ceremony, they brought Daniel Craig, James Bond 007 to bring the Queen in a helicopter from her palace and let her jump from the helicopter by parachute. Although it was not true, but looked so real.

Indians in Olympic Games
India has won only 4 individual medals, none of them is Gold, in Olympics, since 1928 till 2008 when first time Abhinav Bindra won the Gold in Shooting. The Indian menís hockey team has won the Olympic tournament 8 times, the last time was in 1980.
1980 Games

Vasudevan Baskaran, Captain of the 1980 Hockey Team
2008 Games
Abhinav Bindra - Individual Gold - Olympics 2008 - in Shooting 10.8 (near perfect)
2012 Games
Gagan - Individual Bronze - Olympic 2012 - 10 meter Rifle
[Jul 31, 2012]

 

 

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