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2012 Olympics: Inspire A Generation

2012 Olympics: Inspire A Generation

2012 Summer Games Host: London, United Kingdom Medal table winner: United States of America           Held between July 27th and August 12th, the 2012 games saw London become the first ever city to host the Olympics three times. The UK capital won the right after defeating Paris, Madrid, New York and […]

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2008 Olympics: Relentless record breaking

2008 Olympics: Relentless record breaking

2008 Summer Games Host: Beijing, China Medal table winner: China       Held between August 8th and 24th, the 2008 games saw the Olympics travel to the world’s most populated nation, China, for the very first time. It proved one of the most ambitious and expensive summer games in Olympic history. With groundbreaking facilities […]

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2004 Olympics: Athens hosts again

2004 Olympics: Athens hosts again

  2004 Summer Games Host: Athens, Greece Medal table winner: United States of America       Held between August 13th and 29th, the 2004 games saw the modern Olympics return to its birthplace of Athens. In memory of the inaugural tournament in 1896, the original Panathenaic stadium was used for archery and ancient Olympia […]

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2000 Olympics: Cathy Freeman’s golden moment

2000 Olympics: Cathy Freeman’s golden moment

2000 Summer Games Host: Sydney, Australia Medal table winner: United States of America     Held between September 15th and October 1st, the 2000 games saw the Olympics return to Australia for the first time in 44 years. The country’s most famous city trumped Manchester and Beijing in the bidding process to recreate the honour […]

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1996 Olympics: Centenary celebrations

1996 Olympics: Centenary celebrations

1996 Summer games Host: Atlanta, United States of America  Medal table winner: United States of America       Held between July 19th and August 4th, the 1996 games saw the centenary celebrations of the modern Olympic games. As the last tournament in the 20th century, Atlanta was chosen as the city to hark back […]

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1992 Olympics: Spanish sporting spirit

1992 Olympics: Spanish sporting spirit

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 […]

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1976 Olympics: Economic ruin in Montreal

1976 Olympics: Economic ruin in Montreal

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. […]

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1972 Olympics: Tragedy Overshadows

1972 Olympics: Tragedy Overshadows

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.

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1968 Olympics: The Greatest Ever Games?

1968 Olympics: The Greatest Ever Games?

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.

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1964 Olympics: Tokyo hosts the World

1964 Olympics: Tokyo hosts the World

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.