Friday, 20 July 2012

A brief introduction of Summer Olympics games from 1896 to 2012


1896 Summer Olympics 

Host city: Athens, Greece

Motto: N/A

Stadium: Panathinaiko Stadium

theme song: N/A

Opening/Closing ceremony: April 6/April 15



1900 Summer Olympics 

Host city:Paris, France

Motto: N/A

Stadium:Vélodrome de Vincennes

theme song: N/A

Opening/Closing ceremony: May 14/October 28






1904 Summer Olympics

Host city:St. Louis, Missouri,United States

Motto: N/A

Stadium:Francis Field

theme song: N/A

Opening/Closing ceremony: July 1/November 23






1908 Summer Olympics

Host city:London, England, United Kingdom

Motto: N/A

Stadium:White City Stadium

theme song: N/A

Opening/Closing ceremony: April 27/October 31




1912 Summer Olympics

Host city:Stockholm, Sweden

Motto: N/A

Stadium: Stockholms Olympiastadion

theme song: N/A

Opening/Closing ceremony: July 6/July 22



1916 Summer Olympics
Host city:Berlin, Germany (cancelled due to World War I)
Motto: N/A
Stadium: Deutsches Stadion (planned)
theme song: N/A
Opening/Closing ceremony: N/A




1920 Summer Olympics

Host city:Antwerp, Belgium

Motto: N/A 

Stadium:Olympisch Stadion

theme song: N/A

Opening/Closing ceremony: April 20/September 12






1924 Summer Olympics
Host city:Paris, France
Motto: N/A
Stadium: Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
theme song: N/A
Opening/Closing ceremony: 



1928 Summer Olympics

Host city: Amsterdam,Netherlands

Motto: N/A

Stadium: Olympisch Stadion
theme song: N/A
Opening/Closing ceremony: July 28/August 12

1932 Summer Olympics

Host city: Los Angeles, California, United States
Officially opened by:Vice President Charles Curtis
Athlete's Oath: George Calnan
Motto: N/A
Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
theme song: N/A
Opening/Closing ceremony: July 30/ August 14


1936 Summer Olympics

Host city: Berlin, Germany
Officially opened by: President / Chancellor Adolf Hitler
Athlete's Oath: Rudolf Ismayr
Olympic Torch: Fritz Schilgen
Motto: N/A
Stadium: Olympic Stadium
theme song: N/A
Opening/Closing ceremony: August 1/August 16

1940 Summer Olympics

Host city: N/A, (cancelled due to World War II)

Officially opened by: N/A

Athlete's Oath: N/A 

Olympic Torch: N/A

Motto: N/A

Stadium: N/A

theme song: N/A

Opening/Closing ceremony: N/A


1944 Summer Olympics
Host city London, United Kingdom(cancelled due to WorldWar II)
Opening ceremony N/A
Closing ceremony N/A
Stadium N/A

1948 Summer Olympics

Host city: London, England, United Kingdom
Officially opened by: King George VI
Athlete's Oath: Donald Finlay
Olympic Torch: John Mark
Motto: N/A
Stadium: Wembley Stadium
theme song: N/A
Opening/Closing ceremony: 29 July/ 14 August



1952 Summer Olympics

Host city: Helsinki, Finland
Officially opened by: President Juho Kusti Paasikivi
Athlete's Oath: Heikki Savolainen
Olympic Torch: Paavo Nurmi and Hannes Kolehmainen
Motto: N/A
Stadium: Olympic Stadium
theme song: N/A
Opening/Closing ceremony: July 19/August 3


1956 Summer Olympics

Host city: Melbourne,Australia
Officially opened by: Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Athlete's Oath: John Landy
Olympic Torch: Ron Clarke
Motto: N/A
Stadium: Melbourne Cricket Ground
theme song: N/A
Opening/Closing ceremony: 22 November/8 December


1960 Summer Olympics
Host city: Rome, Italy
Officially opened by: President Giovanni Gronchi
Athlete's Oath: Adolfo Consolini
Olympic Torch: Giancarlo Peris
Motto: N/A
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
theme song: N/A
Opening/Closing ceremony: August 25/September 11

1964 Summer Olympics

Host city: Tokyo, Japan
Officially opened by: Emperor Hirohito
Athlete's Oath: Takashi Ono
Olympic Torch: Yoshinori Sakai
Motto: N/A
Stadium: Olympic Stadium
theme song: N/A
Opening/Closing ceremony: October 10/October 24


                       
                     

                     1968 Summer Olympics
Host city: Mexico City, Mexico
Officially opened by: President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz
Athlete's Oath: Pablo Garrido
Olympic Torch: Norma Enriqueta Basilio de Sotelo

Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Universitario

Opening/Closing ceremony: October 12/October 27


1972 Summer Olympics

Host city: Munich, West Germany

Officially opened by: President Gustav Heinemann

Athlete's Oath: Heidi Schüller

Olympic Torch: Günther Zahn

Motto: N/A

Stadium: Olympic Stadium

theme song: N/A

Opening/Closing ceremony: August 26/September 10


1976 Summer Olympics

Host city: Montreal, Quebec,Canada
Officially opened by: Queen Elizabeth II
Athlete's Oath: Pierre St.-Jean
Olympic Torch: Stéphane Préfontaine, Sandra Henderson
Motto: N/A
Stadium:Olympic Stadium
theme song: N/A
Opening/Closing ceremony: July 17/August 1


1980 Summer Olympics
Host city: Moscow, Soviet Union
Officially opened by: Chairman of the Supreme Soviet Leonid Brezhnev
Athlete's Oath: Nikolay Andrianov
Olympic Torch: Sergei Belov
Motto: N/A
Stadium: Grand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium
theme song: N/A
Opening/Closing ceremony: 19 July/3 August


1984 Summer Olympics
Host city: Los Angeles, California, United States
Officially opened by: President Ronald Reagan
Athlete's Oath: Edwin Moses
Olympic Torch: Rafer Johnson
Motto: N/A
Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
theme song: Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Opening/Closing ceremony: July 28/August 12

1988 Summer Olympics
Host city: Seoul, South Korea
Officially opened by: South Korea president Roh Tae-woo
Athlete's Oath: Hur Jae and Shon Mi-Na
Olympic Torch: Chung Sunman,
Kim Wontak and Sohn Kee-chungMotto:
Stadium: Olympic Stadium
theme song: N/A
Opening/Closing ceremony: September 17/October 2


1992 Summer Olympics
Host city: Barcelona, Spain
Officially opened by: King Juan Carlos I
Athlete's Oath: Luis Doreste Blanco
Olympic Torch: Antonio Rebollo(paralympic archer)
Motto: Friends Forever
Stadium: Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
theme song: N/A
Opening/Closing ceremony: July 25/August 9


1996 Summer Olympics
Host city: Atlanta, Georgia,United States

Officially opened by: President Bill Clinton

Athlete's Oath: Teresa Edwards

Olympic Torch: Muhammad Ali

Motto: The Celebration of the Century

Stadium: Centennial Olympic Stadium

theme song: N/A

Opening/Closing ceremony: July 19/August 4







2000 Summer Olympics

Host city: Sydney, Australia
Officially opened by: Governor-General
Sir William Deane
Athlete's Oath: Rechelle Hawkes
Olympic Torch: Cathy Freeman
Motto: Thousands of hearts with one goal
Share the Spirit Dare to Dream
Stadium: Stadium Australia
theme song: N/A
Opening/Closing ceremony: 15 September/1 October


2004 Summer Olympics
Host city: Athens, Greece
Officially opened by: President Konstantinos Stephanopoulos
Athlete's Oath: Zoi Dimoschaki
Olympic Torch: Nikolaos Kaklamanakis
Motto: Welcome Home
Stadium: Olympic Stadium
theme song: N/A
Opening/Closing ceremony: August 13/August 29




2008 Summer Olympics
Host city: Beijing, China
Officially opened by: Chairman Hu Jintao
Athlete's Oath: Zhang Yining
Olympic Torch: Li Ning
Motto: One World, One Dream
Stadium: Beijing National Stadium
theme song: me and you
Opening/Closing ceremony: August 8/August 24

2012 Summer Olympics

Host city: London, England, United Kingdom
Officially opened by: /
Athlete's Oath: /
Olympic Torch: /
Motto: Inspire a Generation
Stadium: Olympic Stadium
theme song: /
Opening/Closing ceremony: 27 July/12 August

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