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Summer Olympic Games

Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.
Summer Olympics Sports    Summer vs Winter Olympics
GAMES YEAR HOST DATES NATIONS COMPETITORS
total men women
XXXII 2020 Japan  Tokyo, Japan 24 July – 09 Aug future games
XXXI 2016 Brazil  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 05 Aug – 21 Aug coming
XXX 2012 United Kingdom  London, Great Britain 27 July – 12 Aug 204 10768 5992 4776
XXIX 2008 China  Beijing, China 08 Aug – 24 Aug 204 10942 6305 4637
XXVIII 2004 Greece  Athens, Greece 13 Aug – 29 Aug 201 10625 6296 4329
XXVII 2000 Australia  Sydney, Australia 15 Sep – 01 Oct 199 10651 6582 4069
XXVI 1996 United States  Atlanta, United States 19 July – 04 Aug 197 10318 6806 3512
XXV 1992 Spain  Barcelona, Spain 25 July – 09 Aug 169 9356 6652 2704
XXIV 1988 South Korea  Seoul, S Korea 17 Sep – 02 Oct 160 8391 6197 2194
XXIII 1984 United States  Los Angeles, USA 28 July – 12 Aug 140 6829 5263 1566
XXII 1980 Soviet Union  Moscow, Soviet Union 19 July – 03 Aug 80 5179 4064 1115
XXI 1976 Canada  Montreal, Canada 17 July – 01 Aug 92 6084 4824 1260
XX 1972 West Germany  Munich, W Germany 26 Aug – 11 Sep 121 7134 6075 1059
XIX 1968 Mexico  Mexico City, Mexico 12 Oct – 27 Oct 112 5516 4735 781
XVIII 1964 Japan  Tokyo, Japan 10 Oct – 24 Oct 93 5151 4473 678
XVII 1960 Italy  Rome, Italy 25 Aug – 11 Sep 83 5338 4727 611
XVI 1956 Australia  Melbourne, Australia 22 Nov – 09 Dec 72 3314 2938 376
XV 1952 Finland  Helsinki, Finland 19 July – 03 Aug 69 4955 4436 519
XIV 1948 United Kingdom  London, Great Britain 29 July – 14 Aug 59 4104 3714 390
XIII 1944 Cancelled because of World War II – Originally awarded to London
XII 1940 Cancelled because of World War II
Originally awarded to Tokyo, then awarded to Helsinki
XI 1936 Nazi Germany  Berlin, Germany 01 Aug – 16 Aug 49 3963 3632 331
X 1932 United States  Los Angeles, USA 30 July – 14 Aug 37 1332 1206 126
IX 1928 Netherlands  Amsterdam, Netherlands 17 May – 12 Aug 46 2883 2606 277
VIII 1924 France  Paris, France 04 May – 27 July 44 3089 2954 135
VII 1920 Belgium  Antwerp, Belgium 20 April – 12 Sep 29 2626 2561 65
VI 1916 Cancelled because of World War I – Originally awarded to Berlin,
V 1912 Sweden  Stockholm, Sweden 12 May – 27 July 28 2407 2359 48
IV 1908 United Kingdom  London, Great Britain 27 April – 31 Oct 22 2008 1971 37
III 1904 United States  St. Louis, United States 01 July – 23 Nov 12 651 645 6
II 1900 France  Paris, France 14 May – 28 Oct 24 997 975 22
I 1896 Greece  Athens, Greece 06 April –15 April 14 241 241 0

Note: Due to Australian quarantine laws, equestrian events for the 1956 Games in Australia were held months earlier in Stockholm.

Summer Olympic Sports

SPORT YEARS
Athletics all years
Cycling all years
Fencing all years
Gymnastics all years
Swimming all years
Archery present –1972, 1920,
1912–1900
Badminton present – 1992
Basketball present – 1936
Boxing present – 1920, 1908, 1904
Canoeing, kayaking present – 1936
Equestrian present – 1912, 1900
Football present – 1936, 1928 –1900
Handball present – 1972, 1936
Hockey (field) present – 1928, 1920, 1908
Judo present – 1972, 1964
Modern pentathlon present – 1912
Rowing present – 1900
Sailing present – 1908, 1900
Shooting present – 1932, 1924 –1908,
1900, 1896
Table tennis present – 1988
SPORT YEARS
Taekwondo present – 2000
Tennis present – 1988, 1924 –1896
Triathlon present – 2000
Volleyball present – 1964
Weightlifting present – 1920, 1904, 1896
Wrestling present – 1904, 1896
Baseball 2008 – 1992
Basque pelota 1900
Cricket 1900
Croquet 1900
Golf 2020, 2016, 1904, 1900
Jeu de paume 1908
Lacrosse 1908, 1904
Polo 1936, 1924, 1920, 1908,
1900
Rackets 1908
Roque 1904
Rugby union 1924, 1920, 1908, 1900
Rugby sevens 2016
Softball 2008 – 1996
Tug of war 1920 – 1900
Water motorsports 1908

Summer vs Winter Olympics

Although the Games of 1916, 1940, and 1944 had been cancelled, the Roman numerals for those Games were still used because the Summer Games’ official titles count Olympiads, not the Games themselves.

The official titles of the Winter Olympic Games ignores the cancelled Games of 1940 & 1944 and only counts actual Games held.

Until 1994, the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics were held the same year.

Summer Games Winter Games Summer Games Winter Games
XXXII
XXXI
XXX
XXIX
XXVIII
XXVII
XXVI
XXV
XXIV
XXIII
XXII
XXI
XX
2020
2016
2012
2008
2004
2000
1996
1992
1988
1984
1980
1976
1972
2018
2014
2010
2006
2002
1998
1994
1992
1988
1984
1980
1976
1972
XXIII
XXII
XXI
XX
XIX
XVIII
XVII
XVI
XV
XIV
XIII
XII
XI
XIX
XVIII
XVII
XVI
XV
XIV
XIII
XII
XI
X
IX
VIII
VII
VI
V
IV
III
II
I
1968
1964
1960
1956
1952
1948
1944 2
1940 2
1936
1932
1928
1924
1920
1916 1
1912
1908
1904
1900
1896
1968
1964
1960
1956
1952
1948
1944 2
1940 2
1936
1932
1928
1924
X
IX
VIII
VII
VI
V


IV
III
II
I

1 Cancelled due to WW I    2 Cancelled due to WW II

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