How Often Do The Summer Olympics Occur?
Have you been wondering how often do the summer olympics occur? The Summer Olympics occur every four years. The Summer Olympics began in 1896 and run every four years since then with a few breaks during both World Wars. Since then, the Olympics have expanded into a grandiose spectacle displaying the best athletes in the world.
The Summer Olympics of 2008 was held in Beijing, China where sprinter Usain Bolt held the world's breath with his breakneck speed and swimmer Michael Phelps set the record for the most gold medals by an American at the time. Following Beijing are London, England 2012 and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016.
The most popular sports in the Summer Olympic games are the track & field events, such as the 100 meters and 400 meters, and various swimming events. Also, diving and synchronized swimming are gaining popularity.
Rugby sevens, a smaller, faster version of rugby makes its first ever appearance in the Olympics in 2016 as golf rejoins the games after a staggering 112 year absence. Softball and baseball will not be played as of the London games.
One of the rumors regarding baseball's absence is that no Major League Baseball players are able to compete in the game because of the MLB's ongoing season during the Summer Olympics schedule. There has been some talk that baseball will be put back into the games if the MLB can strike a deal allowing their players to play.