Moscow-1980The 1980 Olympics were held in Moscow, Soviet Union. It were also known as the ‘Games of the XXII Olympiad’. These Olympics were the first to be held in eastern Europe. There were 5,179 athletes competing at these Olympics, 4,064 men and 1,115 women.
Los Angeles-• 1984 The 1984 Olympics were held in Los Angeles,United States. These Olympics were also known as the ‘Games of the XXIII Olympiad’. The official mascot of the Los Angeles games was Sam the Olympic eagle. There were 140 nations went along to these games.
Seoul-1988The 1988 Olympics were held in Seoul, South Korea. These Olympics were also known as the ‘Games of the XXIV Olympiad’. They were the second Olympics to be held in Asia, the first was in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. In these games 160 nations were represented while 8,391 athletes competed. Their motto is ‘Harmony and progress’.
Barcelona- 1992The 1992 Olympic games were held in Barcelona, Spain. These Olympics were also know as the ‘Games of the XXV Olympiad’. Because of the end of the Cold War, these games were the first without boycotts since 1972. There were 9,356 men competing and 2,704 women aswell. 170 nations competed in the Barcelona games. The official mascot of these Olympics was Cobi the Catalan Sheepdog.
Atlanta-1996The 1996 games were held in Atlanta, United States. These games were also known as the ‘Games of the XXIV Olympiad’. Atlanta became the fifth American city to host the Olympic games and the third to host Summer Olympic games. The motto was ‘The celebration of a Century’. That year the Americans had the most medals with a total of 44 gold, 32 silver and 25 bronze.
Sydney-2000The 2000 games were held in Sydney, Australia. These games were special, not just because it was in our home country, but because it was a celebration of a millennium. These games were also known as the ‘Games of the XXVII Olympiad’. The mascots for these games were Syd the platypus, Millie the echidna and Olly the kookaburra. Their names were shortened from Sydney, Millennium and Olympics.
Athens-2004The 2004 games were held in Athens, Greece. These were the first Olympics held in Greece apart from in 1896. This was also the first time that every country with a National Olympic Committee came to these Olympics. The motto was ‘Welcome home’. The country with the most athletes was the United States of America with 586 people and the Australia had the second most people with 482.
Beijing-2008The 2008 games were held in Beijing, China. This was also known as the ‘Games of the XXIX Olympiad’. At there Olympics, 43 world records were broken and 132 Olympic records were also broken. At the 2008 games, the record was broken for the largest television audience in Olympic history. Their motto was ‘One World, One Dream’.
London-2012The 2012 games are at London, United Kingdom. These games are also known as the ‘Games of the XXX Olympiad’. The mascots are named Wenlock and Mandeville. They are drops of steel from the making of a steelwork in Bolton. They are named after the Shropshire town of Much Wenlock, and Stoke Mandeville, a village in Buckinghamshire