Olympiad - Modern Olympics

Modern Olympics

Olympiad Start date End date Summer Olympics host
I (1st) 1 Jan 1896 31 Dec 1899 Athens, Greece
II (2nd) 1 Jan 1900 31 Dec 1903 Paris, France
III (3rd) 1 Jan 1904 31 Dec 1907 St. Louis, United States
IV (4th) 1 Jan 1908 31 Dec 1911 London, United Kingdom
V (5th) 1 Jan 1912 31 Dec 1915 Stockholm, Sweden
VI (6th) 1 Jan 1916 31 Dec 1919 Not held (Originally Berlin, German Empire)
VII (7th) 1 Jan 1920 31 Dec 1923 Antwerp, Belgium
VIII (8th) 1 Jan 1924 31 Dec 1927 Paris, France
IX (9th) 1 Jan 1928 31 Dec 1931 Amsterdam, Netherlands
X (10th) 1 Jan 1932 31 Dec 1935 Los Angeles, United States
XI (11th) 1 Jan 1936 31 Dec 1939 Berlin, Nazi Germany
XII (12th) 1 Jan 1940 31 Dec 1943 Not held (Originally Tokyo, Japan/Helsinki, Finland)
XIII (13th) 1 Jan 1944 31 Dec 1947 Not held (Originally London, United Kingdom)
XIV (14th) 1 Jan 1948 31 Dec 1951 London, United Kingdom
XV (15th) 1 Jan 1952 31 Dec 1955 Helsinki, Finland
XVI (16th) 1 Jan 1956 31 Dec 1959 Melbourne, Australia
XVII (17th) 1 Jan 1960 31 Dec 1963 Rome, Italy
XVIII (18th) 1 Jan 1964 31 Dec 1967 Tokyo, Japan
XIX (19th) 1 Jan 1968 31 Dec 1971 Mexico City, Mexico
XX (20th) 1 Jan 1972 31 Dec 1975 Munich, West Germany
XXI (21st) 1 Jan 1976 31 Dec 1979 Montreal, Canada
XXII (22nd) 1 Jan 1980 31 Dec 1983 Moscow, Soviet Union
XXIII (23rd) 1 Jan 1984 31 Dec 1987 Los Angeles, United States
XXIV (24th) 1 Jan 1988 31 Dec 1991 Seoul, South Korea
XXV (25th) 1 Jan 1992 31 Dec 1995 Barcelona, Spain
XXVI (26th) 1 Jan 1996 31 Dec 1999 Atlanta, United States
XXVII (27th) 1 Jan 2000 31 Dec 2003 Sydney, Australia
XXVIII (28th) 1 Jan 2004 31 Dec 2007 Athens, Greece
XXIX (29th) 1 Jan 2008 31 Dec 2011 Beijing, China
XXX (30th) 1 Jan 2012 31 Dec 2015 London, United Kingdom
XXXI (31st) 1 Jan 2016 31 Dec 2019 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
XXXII (32nd) 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2023 Istanbul, Turkey, Tokyo, Japan, or Madrid, Spain

For the modern Olympics the term was long used to indicate the games themselves, but the IOC now uses it to indicate a period of four years.

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