1992 Summer Games Host: Barcelona, Spain Medal table winner: Olympic unified team Held between July 25th and August 9th, the 1992 games saw Spain host as the Olympic carnival shuffled towards the new millennium. With the Iberian nation hosting the games for the very first time, Barcelona proved the hub of a successful albeit […]
1988 Summer Games Host: Seoul, South Korea Medal table winner: The Soviet Union Held between September 17th and October 2nd, the 1988 games saw the Olympic carnival travel to the Far East for its 21st edition. Over the past two tournaments, the hosting had swung between the two Cold War […]
It seems the sport of athletics has been immersed in nothing but negative press over the past year. With whispers of doping and the controversy surrounding the Russian Olympic team consuming the discipline, it’s a rocky period for track and field. However, this week has seen one man garner some good news and make sprinting […]
Host: Los Angeles, United States of America Medal table winner: United States of America Held between July 28th and August 12th, the 1984 games saw the Olympic carnival hop over the pond to the sunshine of California. The competition saw Los Angeles become only the third city to host the Olympics game for a second […]
1980 Summer Games Host: Moscow, The Soviet Union Medal table winner: The Soviet Union Held between July 19th and August 3rd, the 1980 games saw the Olympics held in a communist country for the very first time. Amidst the Cold War, tensions were effervescent when Moscow was selected over Los […]
1976 Summer Olympics/ Host: Montreal, Canada/ Medal table winner: The Soviet Union Held between July 17th and August 1st, the 1976 games saw the return of the Olympics to North America via a first trip to Canada. Montreal defeated both Moscow and Los Angeles to earn the rights for hosting at the 69th IOC Session in 1970. […]
Held between August 26th and September 11th, the 1972 games will unfortunately always be remembered for the events of the ‘Munich massacre’. In an Olympiad tainted by politics and the darkness of the Cold War, the world had to come together through the medium of sport to battle this taint of conflict.
Held between October 12th and 27th, the 1968 Olympics saw the games make their first excursion to Latin America and a Spanish-speaking nation. Mexico’s capital won the rights to host the games at an IOC Session in 1963 with Detroit, Lyon and Buenos Aires being the unsuccessful bidders.
Held between October 10th and 24th, the 1964 Olympics and the host selection of Japan saw global progression after the now distant memories of the Second World War.
The aftermath of the British men’s 4x100m relay team’s catastrophic mistake on Saturday has left a bitter taste in the mouth as the curtain closes on Beijing.