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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.

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What winter sports were included in the summer Olympics?

Prior to the creation of the Winter Olympics in 1924, figure skating and ice hockey were competed at the Summer Games. Once the Winter Games came into being, these sports were switched from Summer to Winter.


What type of Olympics are being held in London 2012 Summer or Winter?

summer


What type of Olympics are being held in London 2012, summer or Winter?

Summer


Why were there no Olympics in 1978?

At that time, both the Winter Olympics and the Summer Olympics were being held in the same year. Both Olympics were held in 1976 and then in 1980. It wasn't until 1994 that the Winter Olympics was separated from the Summer Olympics by 2 years.


Where is the summer Olympics 2010 being held?

Summer Olympics were not held in 2010. The 2010 Winter Olympics are held in Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Why were the Olympics winter games of 1940 and 1944 cancelled?

the war was raging in Europe so there were no summer or winter Olympics being held for 5 years


Why are the Rio Summer Olympics being held in the middle of winter?

Good weather


Where the Olympics going to be in 2013?

The Olympics are held every 2 years, alternating with the Summer and Winter Games. That being said, there are no Olympics in 2013.


How many times has America held the Olympics?

8 times counting the winter and summer olympics. First one being in 1904


Where are 2010 summer Olympics being held?

Vancouver, Canada is the site of the 2010 Winter Games. The next Summer games will be in London in 2012.


Where are the winter Olympics being held in 2017?

The Olympic Winter Games are held every four years in the year between Summer Olympic Games, in a year divisible by two. As 2017 is not divisible by 2 there were no Winter Olympics in 2017


What country does best at the Olympics summer or winter?

The United States. They have the most medals by far, most of them being gold.


Where are the 2010 olympic games going to be held?

This depends of which Olympics do you mean? The winter Olympics are being held in Vancouver while there isn't a summer Olympics until 2012 which is being held in London. Hope this helps :)


Where was 1990 winter Olympics?

Great question. In 1992, the Winter Olimpics were in Albertive, France. Also, in 1994, the winter games were held in Lillihammer, Norway. They have returned to the traditional four year time frame between games, since then. But, there were no winter games in 1990. Note: It used to be that the Summer and Winter Olympics were held in the same year since the start of the Winter Olympics in 1924. At first the same country that hosted the Summer Games also hosted the Winter Games; this was France in 1924 (Winter Games in Chamonix; Summer Games in Paris). In 1928 this had changed, with the Winter Games being held in St. Moritz (Switzerland) and the Summer Games in Amsterdam (Netherlands). It wasn't until after the 1992 Games (the XXVth Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain and the XVIth Winter Games in Albertville, France) that the IOC decided to split them up. The Summer Games stayed on their original quadrennial schedule, with the Games of the XXVIth Olympiad being held in Atlanta (USA) in 1996; but the next Winter Olympics were moved up two years to 1994 with the XVIIth Winter Games being held in Lillehammer, Norway. From that point on the Winter Games again started observing the traditional four-year gap between Games.


When does winter Olympics take place?

The 2010 Winter Olympics were held February 12 through February 28 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Winter Olympics occur every four years. The next Winter Games are being held in the year 2014 in Russia. And of course, it is during winter :) Until 1992, the summer and winter Olympics were held in the same year, but the decision was made to move the winter Olympics off to the other even-numbered years, beginning with the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. That way, if you refer to, for example, "the 2014 Olympics," there is no need to specify "winter."


How many Asian countries have hosted the winter Olympics?

1 ... that being Japan who hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano.


Why is there a four year gap between each summer olympic games?

The spacing of the modern Olympics follows that of the ancient Greek games, where a four-year span on a calendar was also known as an "olympiad" and was a defined epoch of time. The modern version of the Olympics began in 1896, and the Winter Olympics in 1924, being held in years evenly divisible by 4. In 1986, it was decided that the Winter Olympics would be offset by 2 years from the Summer Games, beginning in 1992. So there were Winter Olympics in both 1992 and 1994 (XVI and XVII Winter Olympiads), with the next Winter Games held in 1998.


Where is the summer Olympics being held this year?

the 2012 summer Olympics will be held in London, England


How many times has New Zealand competed in the Olympics?

New Zealand has competed in 23 Summer Olympics, the first being in 1908 combining their athletes with Australia's and competing under the name Australasia. New Zealand has competed in 13 Winter Olympics, the first being in 1952.


What time of the year is the Olympics?

The Olympics can refer to either Summer Olympics or the Winter Olympic Games. the Summer Olympic Games take place usually in the July - September months, while the Winter Olympic Games take place in the November - February period. Till 1992, they were held in the same year, after which they were separated by a two year gap. The Summer Olympics 2008 are being held in Beijing (China) and the Winter Olympics 2010 in Vancouver (Canada). Other than these, there are the Paralympic Games for the physically, mentally and sensorially challenged. These were started in 1948, and are held "para"llel to the Summer Olympics, and the Youth Olympic Games, of which the first edition will be held in Singapore in 2010.


Where are the 2010 and 2014 Olympics?

The 2010 Winter Olympics were held in Vancouver, Canada. The 2014 Winter Olympics are being held in Sochi, Russia.


When is the 2009 winter Olympics being held?

No Olympics will be held in 2009.


Where are the winter Olympics of 2010 being held this year?

The 2010 Winter Olympics are held in Vancouver, BC, Canada


Were where the winter Olympics held in 2009?

There were no Winter Olympics in 2009. The Olympics are only held on even numbered years. The last Winter Olympics took place in Turin, Italy in 2006. The 2010 Winter Olympics are currently being held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


How many Winter Olympics have been held in Canada?

As of 2008, one Winter Olympics has been held in Canada and that was the 1988 Games in Calgary, Alberta. The 2010 Games, to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia will be Canada's second.Canada has also hosted one Summer Olympics, that being the 1976 Games in Montreal.The Winter Olympics has been held twice in Canada.Once in Calgary, in 1988, and once in Vancouver, in 2010.The Summer Olympics was also held in Canada once, in Montreal in 1976.