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2. 06-18 International Olympic Committee backs 'strong' IAAF stance on Russia Lausanne, Switzerland
D. 06-17 Rio state declares 'public calamity' over finances Rio de Janeiro
E. 06-14 Zika virus: Risk of spread from Olympics 'very low' says WHO Rio de Janeiro
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6. 05-24 New tests find 14 Russian athletes positive at Beijing Games Moscow
7. 05-12 Secret Russian program helped Olympic medalists cheat drug tests New York

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Bach new IOC president
Tokyo wins race to host 2020 Olympics
Oscar Pistorius granted bail
Pistorius charged with killing girlfriend
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'Gunshots, screams, then more shots'
Pistorius charged with killing girlfriend
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Grand ceremony opens Delhi Games
Delhi Games village 'unfit for athletes'
Canada win thrilling final gold of Olympics
Olympic opening clouded by death
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Luger killed in Olympics practice crash
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Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games
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Spectacular finale climaxes Games
Bolt grabs third gold and record
Argentina - second straight soccer gold
Phelps wins historic eighth gold
Bolt surges to gold in new record
Phelps becomes greatest Olympian
China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
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Olympic torch extinguished
Protest as Olympic torch is lit
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More arrests as Australia hosts torch
Route changes mark Olympic torch relay
Olympic torch extinguished
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Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle
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Spectacular ceremony closes Games
Torino Olympics open in spectacular style
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2006 2006
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Spectacular ceremony closes Games
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London wins 2012 Olympics
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Olympics: Games Close
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2016 Summer Olympics, Closing ceremony   2016 Summer Olympics, Opening ceremony   More than 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees   Australian Paralympian robbed at gunpoint in Rio   Liesl Tesch who has competed in six Paralympic Games has been robbed at gunpoint in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro International Olympic Committee backs 'strong' IAAF stance on Russia Rio state declares 'public calamity' over finances Zika virus: Risk of spread from Olympics 'very low' says WHO Zika crisis: WHO rejects 'move Rio Olympics' call French Olympic medalists filming reality show among 10 dead Map of Villa Castelli La Rioja Argentina  Two Olympic athletes who competed and won medals for France were among ten people killed Monday when two helicopters crashed in a remote area Olympics closing ceremony is trip through Russian culture Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics opens with glittering ceremony Map of Fisht Stadium Russia


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Aug. 21   Rio de Janeiro
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Mon.   Rio de Janeiro
Jun. 18   Switzerland
Jun. 17   Rio de Janeiro
Jun. 14   Rio de Janeiro


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May.27   Rio de Janeiro
May.24  Moscow  New tests find 14 Russian athletes positive at Beijing Games
May.12  New York  Secret Russian program helped Olympic medalists cheat drug tests
May.3  Brazil  Rio Olympics: Torch touches down in Brazil ahead of 2016 Games


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Apr.27  Athens  Olympic torch handed over to Brazilians
Apr.21  Rio de Janeiro  Rio de Janeiro cycleway collapses, killing two


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Mar.1  Paris  French prosecutors to investigate 2016 and 2020 bids


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Jan.23  Rio de Janeiro  Zika: Olympics plans announced by Rio authorities


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Oct.5  Rio de Janeiro  Rio 2016: 30% cutback on Games budget to avoid overspend


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Jul.31  Beijing  Beijing chosen to stage Winter Games


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Jun.12  Azerbaijan  European Games: First edition opens in Azerbaijan


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Mar.9   Argentina


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Oct.3  South Korea  North Koreans make surprise visit to South
May.14  South Africa  Pistorius to face psychiatric tests
Apr.7  South Africa  Emotional Oscar Pistorius apologises
Mar.7  Sochi  Winter Paralympics open in Sochi
Mar.4  South Africa  Pistorius neighbour 'heard fight'
Mar.3  South Africa  Pistorius neighbour 'heard screams'
Feb.23   Sochi
 Sochi  Canada beat Sweden 3-0 to win Olympic ice hockey gold
Feb.22  Sochi  Russia's Wild wins second snowboard gold
Feb.21  Sochi  Sweden tops Finland, into ice hockey final
 Sochi  U.S. men's hockey falls to defensive-minded Canada
Feb.20  Sochi  Sotnikova makes history for Russia
 Sochi  Canada beat USA in overtime thriller
Feb.19  Sochi  Bjoerndalen wins 13th Winter Olympic medal
 Sochi  Russian hockey knocked out of Olympics by Finland
Feb.17  Sochi  U.S. duo Davis and White skate to historic gold
Feb.15  Sochi  USA beat Russia in penalty shoot-out
Feb.12  Sochi  Russia's Volosozhar, Trankov win pairs gold
 Sochi  Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze share women's downhill gold title
Feb.9  Sochi  Russia claimed their first gold medal of Sochi 2014
Feb.7   Sochi
  Athletes from 87 nations paraded before 40,000 people in the Fisht Stadium before president Vladimir Putin declared the Games open
 The Olympic flame was lit by Russian former triple gold medallists Vladislav Tretiak and Irina Rodnina as fireworks illuminated the sky. At a cost of $50bn, the Games is the most expensive Olympics in history even though Olympic ring doesn't open at the ceremony
Feb.5  Sochi  Journalists report hotel horror stories as Russians scramble to finish construction
Feb.4  Sochi  Putin arrives in Sochi ahead of Winter Olympics
Jan.26  Sochi  Cossacks now helping with Olympic security
Jan.17  Sochi  Putin cautions gay visitors to Sochi
Jan.7  USA  Lindsey Vonn: Injured Olympic champion out of Sochi 2014


year 2013 Top ^

Dec.30  Russia  IOC 'confident' Games will be safe
Nov.9  Russia  Olympic torch in first spacewalk
Oct.28  Sochi  Putin: 'Gays welcome at Sochi Olympics'
Sep.10   Argentina
Sep.7   Argentina
Feb.22   South Africa
Feb.20   South Africa
Feb.19  South Africa  Pistorius 'shot girlfriend in bathroom'
Feb.15  South Africa  Pistorius denies girlfriend's murder
Feb.14   South Africa
  Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, 29, at his South Africa.    His arrest over the death of model Reeva Steenkamp has s...


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Aug.12   London   Olympic flag handed over to Rio   The ceremonial handover of the Olympic Games flag from London to Rio has been completed, as part of a spectacular closing ceremony  London  'Dream Team' retains title  London  Mexico deny defenseless Brazil Olympic soccer gold Aug.9   London   Bolt makes history with 200m gold   Usain Bolt became the first man to retain both Olympic sprint titles as he led home a gold and green Jamaica clean sweep in the 200m Aug.5  London  Bolt wins Olympic 100m gold medal Aug.2   London   Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal
  Michael Phelps won his first individual gold at London 2012 - and his 20th Olympic medal - by beating Ryan Lochte in the men's 200m individual medley
Aug.1   London   Olympic badminton players disqualified  8 players have been disqualified from the women's doubles competition after being accused of 'not using one's best efforts to win' Jul.31  London  Phelps wins record Olympic medal Jul.30  London  China swimming star denies doping Jul.28  London  China's Yi Siling wins London Games' first gold Jul.27   London   Huge ceremony launches 2012 Games
Map of Stratford United Kingdom
  The Queen has declared the London Olympics open following a spectacular ceremony, featuring Beckham, Wiggins and James Bond
 The three-hour spectacle, a quirky take on UK life, is set to be viewed by a TV audience of one billion people. The show, with a cast of 10,000, required 157 rehearsals, which makes London a bunch of slackers compared to the Beijing clambake
 London  Young athletes light 2012 Olympic flame

year 2010 Top ^

Oct.3   New Delhi Grand ceremony opens Delhi Games
Sep.21   New Delhi Delhi Games village 'unfit for athletes' Feb.28   Vancouver Canada win thrilling final gold of Olympics Feb.12   Vancouver Olympic opening clouded by death  The opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics began on a somber note as members of the delegation from Georgia mourned the loss   Vancouver Luger killed in Olympics practice crash

year 2009 Top ^

Oct.2   Denmark   Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games
Map of Copenhagen Denmark  Brazil will become the first South American country to host the Olympics, after Rio de Janeiro was chosen to stage the 2016 Games

year 2008 Top ^

Aug.24   Beijing Spectacular finale climaxes Games
 Beijing  U.S. beat Spain to win basketball gold Aug.23  Beijing  Bekele storms to Olympic double Aug.22   Beijing Argentina - second straight soccer gold   Beijing Bolt grabs third gold and record Aug.16   Beijing   Phelps wins historic eighth gold  23-year-old Michael Phelps won his 8th Olympic gold medal of the Beijing Games to beat Spitz's 1972 record of 7, with victory in the 4x100m ...   Beijing Bolt surges to gold in new record Aug.14  Beijing  Liukin wins all-around gold in gymnastics Aug.12   Beijing Phelps becomes greatest Olympian Aug.11  Beijing  Phelps wins 3rd gold in 200 free Aug.8   Beijing China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
  China opened the 29th Olympic Games with stunning fireworks as the Asian nation kicked off the biggest and most scrutinized Games in history
Aug.6  Beijing  100,000 police on guard for Olympics Aug.5  Beijing  Olympic relay in climax Aug.1  Beijing  President pleas for politics-free Games Jul.30   Beijing Web curbs for Olympic journalists
Jul.29  Iraq  Iraq cleared to compete in Olympics Jul.24  Baghdad  Iraq banned from Summer Olympics Jul.8  Paris  French head will attend Olympics Jun.20  Tibet  Tibet torch relay ends peacefully May.7   Tibet Olympic flame lit on Everest peak Apr.26  South Korea  Tight security at Seoul torch relay Apr.25  Japan  Scuffles at torch relay Apr.23   Australia More arrests as Australia hosts torch Apr.17  New Delhi  Heavy security for torch Apr.10  UN  UN chief to miss Olympics opening Apr.9   San Francisco Bay Area Route changes mark Olympic torch relay Apr.7   Paris Olympic torch extinguished   The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times Apr.6  London  Angry protests as torch reaches London Mar.30   Athens Greece hands China Olympic torch Mar.24   Greece Protest as Olympic torch is lit   A protester managed to breach the tight security during the torch lighting ceremony. He unfurled a banner, but was apprehended Feb.12   Southern California Spielberg boycotts Olympic role

year 2007 Top ^

Aug.26   Greece Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle
Jul.13  Rio de Janeiro  Pan-American Games open Jul.4  Guatemala  Sochi gets 2014 Winter Olympics

year 2006 Top ^

Feb.26  Turin  Spectacular ceremony closes Games Feb.10   Turin Torino Olympics open in spectacular style  The 20th Winter Olympics has got under way with an opening ceremony to showcase Italian culture

year 2005 Top ^

Jul.6   Singapore London wins 2012 Olympics  London has defeated Paris, bringing the Olympics back to Britain for the first time in more than half a century

year 2004 Top ^

Aug.29   Athens Olympics: Games Close
Aug.21  Greece  Phelps got record-tying 8th medal Aug.13   Greece   Glittering opening for Olympics  The Games returned to their birthplace after 108 years with a glittering ceremony that featured more than 4,000 performers

year 2003 Top ^

Jul.2  Czech Republic  2010 Winter Games given to Vancouver

year 2002 Top ^

Feb.15   Utah Correction gold medal; judge suspended
Feb.8   Utah Winter Olympics opened  The 19th Winter Olympics opened with a parade of the American flag recovered from the World Trade Centre

year 2001 Top ^

Jul.16  Moscow  Rogge wins top Olympics job Jul.13   Beijing Beijing to host 2008 Olympic Games  In the 2nd round of a secret IOC ballot Beijing get 56 votes, Toronto 22, Paris 18 and Istanbul 9

year 2000 Top ^

Oct.1  Sydney  Michael Johnson wins 6th gold medal  Sydney  Olympic Games closed Sep.15   Sydney   Olympic Games open
  Organizers thrilled the 110,000 spectators and an 4 billion TV viewers with a spectacular opening ceremony