The 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...
 

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.

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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.

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At September 7, 2013 Tokyo was chosen over Istanbul and Madrid to host the Summer Olympic Games of 2020 at the 125th IOC Congress. Close to 11,000 athletes will compete for ever lasting glory.
 
The 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...
 
The 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...
 

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Medal Count Rio 2016
goud spelen Sochi 2014zilver spelen Sochi 2014brons spelen Sochi 2014
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
 
Medal Count London 2012
goud spelen Sochi 2014zilver spelen Sochi 2014brons spelen Sochi 2014
1eUnited States  46  29  29
2eChina  38  27  23
3eGreat Britain  29  17  19
4eRussian Federation  24  26  32
5eSouth Korea  13  8  7
6eGermany  11  19  14
7eFrance  11  11  12
8eItaly  8  9  11
9eHungary  8  4  6
10eAustralia  7  16  12