It was 1896 when Athens, Greece, hosted the first modern Olympic Games. Nine sports, 43 events, and 14 nations were featured from April 6 to April 15. A total of 22 women competed at the 1900 Paris Games, compared to none in the first Olympics in Athens in 1896.
Japan is hosting the Olympics for the second time. 1916, 1940, and 1944 were the three occasions that the Olympics were canceled. There are two main causes behind this. Coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Games to 2021.
Olympic Games are organized by a different host each time around. In theory, a city is responsible for hosting an event. As a result, certain hosting tasks may be performed outside of the region or even the nation. Years of planning go into preparing for the Olympic Games once the host has been selected.
Which country has hosted the most modern Olympic Games?
The United States have hosted the most modern Summer Olympic Games (4). In 1904, the USA hosted the inaugural Olympic Games in St. Louis, Missouri. After then, the United States were the Olympics organizers three more times, in 1932 and 1984 in Los Angeles, and in 1996 in Atlanta, respectively. In 2028, they will host the Olympics for the fifth time.
The United Kingdom have hosted the Games three times since 1988. Every time, in 1908, 1948, and 2012, London was the host city.
In third is, Australia, who have hosted the Summer Olympics on two separate occasions, in 2000 and 2004. The first time it was held there, was in Melbourne in 1956, and the second time was in Sydney in 2000. After hosting the Summer Olympics in 1964, Japan have been hosting the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games.
Both of France's Olympics have been held in Paris, which has hosted both editions. First, in 1900, again in 1924, it hosted the second-ever Summer Olympics. 100 years later from then, in 2024, the Summer Games will again take place in Paris, France. Germany have also hosted two Summer Olympics. They were held back-to-back in 1972 and 1936, respectively. Greece have hosted the inaugural modern-era Summer Games. Both Games were held in Athens, Greece. 1896 and 2004 were the years for these two events.