148 countries have taken part in the olympics
24 countries are recorded as having taken part in the Games of the Second Olympiad or 1900 Summer Olympics according to the IOC.
The Olympics has taken place for one hundred years and new countries have joined and new sports have been accepted.
Because Americans dominated and the other countries or their feelings hurt
Countries will bid on the Olympics approx. 6 years before then a vote is taken as to who won, for instance the next summer Olympics for 2012 will be held in London,England then the next Winter Olympics will be held in Russia in 2014.
If the games are taken place during the winter, then it is the Winter Olympics. If the games are taken place in the summer, then its the Summer Olympics.
rugby has never been in the olympics
Softball is not in the olympics. It was from 1996-2008, but is now being taken out of the games.
America is one of hundreds of countries in the world - they all want to hold Olympics
Softball and Lacrosse
The olympics have always taken part but it was only in Greece for hundreds of years
The Olympic games have taken place in several countries over the years. Some places where the Olympics have been held are Greece, Russia, and the US.
The Winter Olympics have taken place in Asia twice; in 1972 in Sapporo, Japan and in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. The next Winter Olympics in 2018 will be in Asia, also: in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
45 countries haven't taken part in the Olympic.
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The Olympic Oath for athletes was first taken at the 1920 Games in Antwerp and the Olympic Oath for judges was first taken at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.
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* Drug tests are taken for those that participate in the Olympics, but some do slip through.