Your question: When did the Olympics start and end?

When was the Olympics originally supposed to start?

At a conference on international sport in Paris in June 1894, Coubertin again raised the idea, and the 79 delegates from nine countries unanimously approved his proposal. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was formed, and the first Games were planned for 1896 in Athens, the capital of Greece.

Where was the 1st Olympics held?

Who won the first Olympics?

On 6 April 1896, the American James Connolly won the triple jump to become the first Olympic champion in more than 1,500 years.

When was the last Olympic held?

List of Olympic Host Cities

Olympiad Year Host City, Country
XXIX 2008 Beijing, China
XXX 2012 London, England, UK
XXXI 2016 Rio, Brazil
XXXII 2021 Tokyo, Japan

Which 3 countries have the most Olympic medals in history?

Here are the 10 countries with the most Olympic medals:

  • United States (2827 medals)
  • United Kingdom (883 medals)
  • Germany (855 medals)
  • France (840 medals)
  • Italy (701 medals)
  • Sweden (652 medals)
  • China (608 medals)
  • Russia (546 medals)
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