Games


Olympic Summer Games

Athens 2004

In 2004 the Olympic Games finally returned home to Greece. History was revisited as the shot put events were held…

Sydney 2000

The Olympic Games returned to the southern hemisphere and were the most attended ever. In addition to the 199 NOCs,…

Atlanta 1996

It was at the Centennial Olympic Games that Canada recorded its best ever medal total in a non-boycotted Games, winning…

Barcelona 1992

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

Seoul 1988

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

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…


Olympic Winter Games

Salt Lake City 2002

After losing a close vote for the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, Salt Lake City was the runaway winner for 2002.…

Nagano 1998

Nagano won the right to host the 1998 Olympic Winter Games by just four votes over Salt Lake City, bringing…

Lillehammer 1994

In 1986 the IOC had voted to alter the Olympic schedule so that the Summer and Winter Games would be…

Albertville 1992

Albertville faced competition from six other cities for the right to host the 1992 Olympic Winter Games, ultimately winning on…

Calgary 1988

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

Sarajevo 1984

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