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The Winter Olympics have competitions for sports that are considered 'cold weather sports' .... sports that can only be done on snow or ice. These sports include skiing, speed skating, and ski jumping. The Summer Olympics have competitions for sports that are considered 'warm weather sports'. These sports include athletics (Track and Field), marathon, and equestrian. There are Winter Olympics and Summer Olympics because you can play different sports in different seasons.

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The Summer Olympics are held during the summer and have summer sports and competitions. The Winter Olympics are held during the winter and have winter sports and competitions. Both Olympic competitions are held every four years, but Winter Olympics are held two years after the most recent Summer Olympics.

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the summer Olympics are obviously in the summer. In the summer Olympics things are done that things cant be don't in the winter

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One's in the summer and the other in the winter........

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What is the difference of the summer Olympics and winter Olympics?

the summer events have summer things like gymnastics, swimming, etc. and the winter Olympics have mostly things to do with ice.


What is the gap between the every Olympics?

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