|Summer Olympics Game Table|
|Event Year||Host City||Country|
|1904||St. Louis, Missouri||United States|
|1932||Los Angeles,California||United States|
|1984||Los Angeles,California||United States|
|2000||Sydney,New South Wales||Australia|
|2016||Rio de Janeiro||Brazil|
Summer Olympics is regarded as the largest international sporting event. It is held at an interval of every four years. There are quite a few of events held in the competition and the first, second and the third competitors are awarded gold, silver and bronze medals respectively. This international sports competition is also popular as the Games of the Olympiad and boasts of a history of more than a hundred years.
The history of the Summer Olympic Events dates back to as early as 1894 when Baron de Coubertin and Pierre Fredi decided to try out sports for improving international relations. This competition was modeled on the Wenlock Olympian Society Annual Games, which has been held since 1850. The first Summer Olympics saw the participation of only 245 competitors representing 14 countries. Of these competitors, more than 200 were from Greece itself.
The second Summer Olympics in 1900 was the first one in which the participation of women players were granted officially. Eleven women were allowed to compete in lawn tennis and golf.
This event is organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOL). The Olympics program includes 35 sports and nearly 400 events. The Summer Olympics includes 28 sports with 38 disciplines and the Winter Olympics includes 7 sports with 15 disciplines.
The Summer Olympic sports are archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, field hockey, gymnastics, judo, mountain biking, rowing, sailing, shooting, soccer, softball, swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting and wrestling.
Two sports, taekwondo and triathlon (swimming, biking, running), were introduced for the first time at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia. In 1996, Mountain biking made its Olympic debut.
The United States of America has the record of hosting Summer Olympics most time, i.e. four times, whereas three continents - Africa, South America, and Antarctica - have never hosted a Summer Olympic Event.