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The Winter and Summer Olympics were held on the same year until 1992 when the Summer Olympics were held in Barcelona and the Winter Olympics were held in Albertville, France. The IOC voted to change the tradition and the next Winter Olympics were held in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway.

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What year were the Olympics changed to alternating the summer and winter games?

1980


Why were the winter Olympics held in 92 and again in 94?

1992 was the last year that the Winter and Summer games were in the same year. In order to get in to the pattern of alternating Winter and Summer games, the Winter games had to come early.


Why was there 6 years between the 1988 and 1994 winter Olympics?

There wasn't, the winter games were also held in 1992, and then the IOC switched from having the summer and winter games the same year to alternating every two years. The new schedule of winter games began in 1994.


When did the summer and winter Olympics event start being held in separate years?

The first summer Olympics were held in 1896. The first winter Olympics began in 1924 concurrently with the summer Olympics. 1992, the IOC held separate Olympics alternating in 2 year spans, i.e. winter Olympics last held in 2006, summer Olympics last held in 2008.


How many years do the Olympics occur?

Both Summer and Winter Olympics occur every four years, alternating each even year. Thus, next Winter is 2010, next Summer is 2012, and so on.


Are the junior Olympics every year?

The Junior Olympics are held every two years alternating between Winter games and Summer games


Is it the summer or winter Olympics this year 2011?

The summer and winter Olympics is in 2012, next year.


Why 2 years between 1992 and 1994 in the Winter Olympic games?

The Winter and Summer Games were held on the same year until 1992. At that time the Winter Games split from the Summer Games, and were begun to be held on alternating even years. The first Winter Olympic Games to be held on this new schedule was in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. That is why there was only a two year gap between 1992 and 1994.


When were the summer and winter Olympics separated?

1992 was the final year the Winter Olympics and Summer Olympics were held in the same year.


When did the Olympics change from every four years to every two years?

The winter Olympics began in 1924 and through 1992 when the Winter Olympics were held in Albertville, France they occurred every 4 years in the same year as the summer Olympics. At that time it was determined that the Winter and Summer Olympics would occur every 4 years alternating every two years. Therefore, in order to get onto a 2 year cycle, the Winter Olympics were held two years after the 1992 games in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. After 1994 they resumed the 4 year cycle, occurring in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. The Summer games maintained the 4 year cycle, and occurred 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and will occur again in 2012.


What are the winter and summer solstices?

Winter and summer solstice are, respectively, the longest and shortest days of the year. Winter solstice is also the first day of winter, summer solstice the first day of summer.


Does summer or winter have more day light houres?

Summer. The first day of summer is the longest day of the year. The first day of winter is the shortest day of the year.


How many seasons are their in a year?

...Spring, summer, fall, winter.Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter.


What is the meaning of the summer solstice?

Halfway to winter. the beginning of summer and the winter solstice is the beginning of winter also the summer one is the shortest day of the year while the winter thing is the longest.


Where will 2009 winter Olympics be held?

The year 2009 will not have Summer Olympics or Winter Olympics. The Olympics only occur once every 2 years, and alternates Summer, Winter, Summer, Winter...


Did the summer and winter Olympics bo held at the same time?

Not in the same month but both the Winter and Summer Olympics were held in the same year through 1992. After 1992, the Winter and Summer Olympics are held two years apart. The Summer Games are in a leap year and the Winter Games are in the even numbered year between leap years.


What happend to the summer and winter olympic games after the year 1992?

1992 was the final year that both the Winter Games and Summer Games were held in the same year. Now, the Winter Games and Summer Games are held two years apart from each other.


When did the summer Olympics and winter Olympics divide into 2 year interval?

The last year the Winter Games and Summer Games were held in the same year was 1992. The next Winter Games were held in 1994 (Lillehammer) and the next Summer Games were held in 1996 (Atlanta).


Where is the 2010 summer olyimpics?

Summer Olympics will take place until 2012 in London. There will be no Olympics in 2010 since they only take place every four years. The Summer and Winter Olympics are held once every four years with a two year alternating gap between the two. The next Summer Olympics are in London, Great Britain, in 2012. The next Winter Olympics in 2010 are in Vancouver, Canada.


Where do the modern day Olympics take place?

It depends on the year. Every two years, the Olympics are held (alternating between Winter and Summer sports). It it up to the International Olympic Committee to select the host city.


What two days a year have the longest nighttime hours or daytime hours in summer or winter?

Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice


What are the seasons of the south pole?

Summer and Winter. A really long summer and winter. They both take up half the year.


What is the opposite of summer?

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Are the winter and summer Olympics in the same year?

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When did the summer and winter olympic games begin to be held seperetely?

1992 was the last year they were held the same year. 1994 was the first time the Winter Olympics were not in the same year as the Summer Olympics.