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.
There will not be a 2018 Summer Olympics. The year 2018 will be for the Winter Olympics which have not confirmed a host yet.
Summer Olympics were not held in 2010. The 2010 Winter Olympics are held in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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.
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.
the war was raging in Europe so there were no summer or winter Olympics being held for 5 years
The Olympics are held every 2 years, alternating with the Summer and Winter Games. That being said, there are no Olympics in 2013.
8 times counting the winter and summer olympics. First one being in 1904
Vancouver, Canada is the site of the 2010 Winter Games. The next Summer games will be in London in 2012.
The United States. They have the most medals by far, most of them being gold.