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Rio 2016

History was made in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosted the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, marking the first…

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London 2012

In 2012 London became the first city to host the Olympic Games three times, following 1908 and 1948. Canada came…

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Barcelona 1992

The first boycott-free Olympic Games since 1972 came after several years of important political changes. In keeping with the changing…

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Calgary 1988

After several previous bids, Calgary finally won the vote to become the first Canadian host city of the Olympic Winter…

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Seoul 1988

After concerns that the 1988 Olympic Games were to be hosted by an authoritarian regime, they were instead the impetus…

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Sarajevo 1984

Now the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo won the rights to host the 1984 Olympic Winter Games by just…

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Los Angeles 1984

Following the American-led boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, it wasn't too surprising when the Soviet Union organized…

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Moscow 1980

The first Olympic Games to be held in a socialist country are more often remembered for the largest boycott in…

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