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Tokio 2020On September 7, 2013 at the 125th IOC Congress, Tokyo was elected over Istanbul and Madrid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Originally, the games are scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9, but due to the global corona outbreak, the games have moved from July 23 to August 8, 2021 by one year.

Modern Olympic Games

Pierre de Coubertin

The modern Olympics have sprung from the mind of Pierre de Coubertin. Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the International Olympic Committee on June 23, 1894. Two years later in 1896 Athens held the first games in honour of the Olympic Games in classical antiquity

Since 1896, more than 4,000 Olympic champions have been crowned and nowadays more than 10 thousand athletes at a time compete to the more than 300 golden medals.

Olympic Games in Antiquity

Olympia Palaestra

The Olympiad, a 4-year period was one of the Greek methods to measure time. The Olympic Games were used as a starting point, the first year of the Olympiad cycle. The Olympics were there to honour the God Zeus. During the games there was a truce throughout Greece so athletes from all regions could safely come to the games to compete for a wild olive leaf crown and eternal honour.

The Games in ancient times, according to tradition took place from 776 BC and till 394 AD and there was a (nude) competed in wrestling, boxing, pankatron (sort freefight combination of wrestling and boxing), chariot racing stadium (running the length of the stadium) and the pentathlon consisting of wrestling, stadium, long jump, javelin and discus.

Tokio 2020On September 7, 2013 at the 125th IOC Congress, Tokyo was elected over Istanbul and Madrid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Originally, the games are scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9, but due to the global corona outbreak, the games have moved from July 23 to August 8, 2021 by one year.
Rio 2016The 31th modern Olympic Games held in the most famous metropolis on the Brazilian coast, Rio de Janeiro. These Olympics start at August 5th and close at August 21, 2016. It is winter in the southern hemisphere, so hopefully not too hot (although it is close to the equator and it's about 24 degrees on average in August). It will be difficult to match the splendid ceremonies of London or to beat, but after Beijing in 2008 we thought that was not possible...
Olympische Spelen Londen 2012The London Olympic Games will be held from July 27th to August 12th. During these two weeks, more than 10,000 athletes from 204 countries Compete in more than 300 medal events. The capital of the United Kingdom is the host for the 27th modern Summer Games since 1896. It is the third time that London has been awarded this honour. In 1908 and 1948, London also hosted the Summer Olympics...
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Medal Count Tokyo 2020

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1eGreat Britain  0  0  0
 

Rating: 3.3/5 (179 stemmen)

Medal Count Rio 2016
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1eUnited States  46  37  38
2eGreat Britain  27  23  17
3eChina  26  18  26
4eRussian Federation  19  18  19
5eGermany  17  10  15
6eJapan  12  8  21
7eFrance  10  18  14
8eSouth Korea  9  3  9
9eItaly  8  12  8
10eAustralia  8  11  10
 
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