Locations of Historic Summer Olympics, for Kids

past Olympic games are written on each stair step, from Athens 1896 to cancelled Olympics

List of Historic Olympic Sites for Summer Olympics

SUMMER OLYMPICS SITES + YEARS HOSTED

Athens, Greece April 6 – 15, 1896
Paris, France May 20 – October 28, 1900
St. Louis, Missouri, USA July 1 – November 23, 1904
London, England April 27 – October 31, 1908
Stockholm, Sweden May 5 – July 22, 1912
Berlin, Germany Cancelled due to World War I
Antwerp, Belgium April 20 – September 12, 1920
Paris, France May 4 – July 27, 1924
Amsterdam, Netherlands May 17 – August 12, 1928
Los Angeles, California, USA July 30 – August 14, 1932
Berlin, Germany August 1 – 16, 1936
Tokyo, Japan Cancelled due to World War 2
London, England Cancelled due to World War 2
London, England July 29 – August 14, 1948
Helsinki, Finland July 19 – August 3, 1952
Melbourne, Australia November 22 – December 8, 1956
Rome, Italy August 25 – September 11, 1960
Tokyo, Japan October 10 – 24, 1964
Mexico City, Mexico October 12 – 27, 1968
Munich, Germany August 26 – September 10, 1972
Montreal, Canada July 17 – August 1, 1976
Moscow, Soviet Union July 19 – August 3, 1980
Los Angeles, California, USA July 28 – August 12, 1984
Seoul, Republic of Korea September 17 – October 2, 1988
Barcelona, Spain July 25 – August 9, 1992
Atlanta, Georgia, USA July 19 – August 9, 1996
Sydney, Australia September 15 – October 1, 2000
Athens, Greece August 13 – 29, 2004
Beijing, China August 8 – 24, 2008
London, Great Britain July 27 – August 12, 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 5 – 21, 2016
  Tokyo, Japan postponed to July 23, 2021 (preliminary)
Paris, France scheduled for 2024

 

Great Athlete Performances

Video: The Fastest Man in the World, Usain Bolt, here

Usain Bolt’s complete Olympic runs (Ten seconds and you just can’t believe your eyes – are the other Olympic competitors slow-jogging?)

Video: Record Olympic High Jumps

From the fastest, to now the tallest, here are some of the most impressive high jumps of all time. Can you jump over a bar that’s 7.8 feet in the air?

Beijing 2008 – The Fastest Swimmer in the World. If Michael Phelps were a country, by himself, he’d have more medals than all but 10 of the nations on Earth. He came home with 8 gold medals in the 2008 Olympics, and has 28 medals total. 23 of them are gold.

Character Shown: Determined Athletes in the Olympics

Tearing your muscles, collapsing your lung, hitting your head at 70 mph, nothing stopped these competitors from continuing on with their sport.

 

Famous Opening Ceremonies

Beijing, China, 2008 – used their massive size to perform an opening ceremony like none before it

London, UK, 2012 – home to the Beatles, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, and the NHS (which confused international viewers), London’s Olympic opening ceremony took viewers on a storytale adventure   Video of 2012 Opening Ceremony

The 3hr 5o min mark is where you get Sir Paul McCartney singing “Hey Jude” to the international crowd.

 

Rio, Brazil 2016 top momentsVideo of them here

Simone Biles and the U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team

Fiji wins its first medal EVER, a gold against Great Britain in men’s rugby

An Argentinian man, Santiago Lange, aged 54, who has half of a lung (due to cancer), won his first Olympic gold in his sixth competition.

Neymar helped the Brazilian soccer team win its first Olympic gold medal ever.

 

 

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