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First, in keeping with the tradition of the Olympics, they are to be held every four years. The term Olympiad is based off of ancient Greek meaning every 4 or 4th year. Second, costs. It takes 20-30 billion dollars to go from initiating the bid for the Games until time to close up shop after the Games are held. Third, time. From the time for a city to state its interest in hosting the Games until the Closing Ceremony, it is roughly 10 years.

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Q: Why are the Olympic Winter games held every 4 years instead of every year?
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Why are the Olympic games and the Olympic winter games on different years?

Ever since the olympic games were every 4 years, so were the olympic winter games, and they probably started out in different years so they will always be that way.

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The Summer Modern Olympic Games occur every four years since 1896. The Winter Modern Olympic Games also occur every four years since 1924. So, since there were Summer Olympic Games in 2008, there will be Winter Olympic Games in 2010, and more Summer Olympic Games in 2012.

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Winter Olympic Games was created in 1924.

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The Olympics are held every four years. However the Summer and Winter Olympics are not held in the same year. There is a two year gap between the Summer and Winter Olympics. There are Summer Olympic games in 2012 and 2016 and 2020 and every four years after that. There are Winter Olympics games in 2014, 2018, 2022 and every four years after that.

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Is 2012 the year for Olympics games?

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