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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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Are these the winter or summer Olympics?

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.


Where are the next winter and summer Olympics going to take place?

The Winter Olympics in 2010 will be in Vancouver and the Summer Olympics in 2012 will be in London.


Where did the 1974 summer Olympics take place?

There was no Olympics in 1974 (neither Summer nor Winter). The 1972 Summer Olympics took place in Munich, Germany. The 1972 Winter Olympics took place in Sapporo, Japan. The 1976 Summer Olympics took place in Montreal, Canada. The 1976 Winter Olympics took place in Innsbruck, Austria.


What city will host the 2010 Summer Olympics?

There is no 2010 Summer Olympics. The Olympics in 2010 was a Winter Olympics that took place in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The next summer Olympics after the 2010 Winter Olympics is the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.


How often do the summer Olympics ocuur?

The Summer Olympics occur every 4 years, and the same goes for Winter Olympics; except Winter Olympics take place always 2 years after the Summer Olympics. For example, Summer Olympics went to Beijing in 2008, Winter Olympics went to Vancouver in 2010, and Summer Olympics will come back on in 2012 in London.


When and where were the first summer and winter Olympics held?

the 1st Summer Olympics were held in Athens Greece as it was th place where the Olympics originated from.


What did the division of the summer and winter Olympics take place?

The summer and winter Olympics started occurring on separate years in the 1990's. 1992 was the last time when they were both in the same year. In 1994, the Winter Olympics took place in their own year for the first time. Two years later were the summer games in Atlanta; no winter games took place that year.


What country won the most medals at the last Summer Olympics?

the united states have won more medals at the summer and winter Olympics than any other country to take place in the summer and winter Olympics.


Where are the summer Olympics taking place in 2014?

There is no summer Olympics in 2014. The 2012 summer Olympics are in London, and the 2014 winter Olympic games are in Sochi, Russia.


Where are the 2010 summer Olympics going to be?

There are no 2010 Summer Olympics. The 2010 Winter Olympics will take place in Vancouver, Canada. The 2012 Summer Olympics will take place in London, England. However there is a 2010 Youth Olympics taking place in Singapore.


How often do Olympics take place?

Summer Olympics every 4 years and Winter Olympics every 4 years. Next Winter Olympics will be 2010 and Summer Olympicsin 2012.


Where was the summer Olympics 2001?

Summer Olympics, as well as Winter Olympics, only happen once every 4 years. The 2000 Summer Olympics took place in Sydney, Austrailia, and the 2004 Summer Olympics were in Athens, Greece. 2002 Winter Olympics were in Salt Lake City, UT, US.


Were the Olympics in 2010 the Summer Olympics?

No. In 2010, it was the Olympic Winter Games. They were held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Summer Olympics were in 2008, taking place in Beijing, China. Both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games are held every four years. The Summer Olympics again took place in 2012 and the Winter Games in 2014.


What place was the Olympics at in 1992?

The 1992 Summer Olympics took place in Barcelona, Spain. The 1992 Winter Olympics took place in Albertville, France.


Where will the next Winter Olympics take place?

the same place the summer did which was Beijing


Did the Olympics take place in summer or winter?

Answer: The games took place in midsummer.


When is the summer 2010 Olympics?

There are no Summer Olympic games. The Olympics take place every 4 years and the last one was 2008 in Beijing. The next Summer games will be 2012 in London. The Winter and Summer Olympics switch off every 2 years so that be why you are confused. There were 2010 Winter Olympics but there will not be 2010 Summer Olympics.


How often do the Olympics take place?

The Summer Olympics take place every four years and the Winter Olympics take place every four years. When considering both the Summer and Winter Games, it is an Olympic year every other year. The next Summer Games will be in 2012 in London and the next Winter Games will be held in Sochi, Russia in 2014.


Are the summer and winter Olympics usually held in the same place?

no they are not the summer in 08 was bejing and the 2010 winter olymics was vancover


Where did the Olympics take place in 1992?

The 1992 Summer Olympics took place in Barcelona, Spain. The 1992 Winter Olympics took place in Albertville, France.


What month do the Olympics take place?

The Summer Olympics normally take place in late July or early August. The Winter Olympics take place in February.


What place will the Olympics be held in?

The next Winter Olympics will be in Vancouver in 2010. The next Summer Olympics will be in London in 2012.


What were the dates of the winter Olympics in 2004?

There was no Winter Olympics in 2004. The Summer Olympics in Athens took place that year, beginning on August 13 and ending on August 29.


When did the last Olympics in the US take place?

The last Olympics in the United States was the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. The last Summer Olympics that took place in the United States was the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.


Where did the Olympic sports take place?

The last summer Olympics were in Beijing , the last winter Olympics were in Vancouver.