Access official videos, photos and news from all past and future Summer Olympic Games - London , Rio , Tokyo and more. The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad first held in , is an international multi-sport event that is hosted by a different city every four Football at the Summer Olympics · Unified Team at the Olympics. Access official videos, photos and news from all summer, winter, past and future Olympic Games - London , Sochi , Rio , Pyeongchang. As ice cream 2 result, only athletes from Canada competed in Athens, the lowest since the boycott. President Juho Kusti Paasikivi. Ceremonies Charter Participating nations Summer Olympics Winter Olympics Host cities Bids Venues IOC NOCs Country codes Medal Medal most difficult game Medalists Diploma Scandals and controversies Colonialism Doping Sports Symbols Torch relays Pierre de Coubertin medal Women Deaths WWI. Each nation may be represented by no more than one team per competition a team is two people in some sports. Probably this discrepancy in IOC data is consequence that the figure 91 just derived from the " Olympic Games — Analysis and Summaries"  publication of Bill Mallon, who used his own determination of which sports and events should be considered as Olympic. Following the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan , 66 nations, including the United States, Canada, West Germany, and Japan, boycotted the games held in Moscow. Through active participation in sport, Special Olympics athletes develop confidence in their abilities, which carries through to all aspects of their lives. Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games Winter Olympic Games Youth Olympic Games All. Phil Edwards won three bronze medals in track. Canadian Men's Hockey Team at the Olympics 0. Panathinaiko Stadium , the first big stadium in the modern world, overflowed with the largest crowd ever to watch a sporting event. National teams must win or place high in qualifying tournaments to make the final competition. William Sherring, one of only three Canadian athletes at the Games, won the gold medal in the marathon. Canada did not send an official team to the Olympic Games, but George Orton , a Canadian studying in the United States, travelled to Paris with the American team and won a gold medal in the m steeplechase, a bronze in the m hurdles and finished fifth in the m steeplechase. Canada's other gold medal was collected by boxer Albert Schneider. Ancient Olympic Games Intercalated Games Paralympic Games Youth Olympic Games. It was a particularly successful Games for Canadian women athletes. For the first time ever, television rights were granted and millions of people were able to watch the Olympic Games on television networks around the world.