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Summer Olympics Host Cities

Can you name the cities that have hosted (or will host) the Summer Olympics?
Note: The "2020 Olympics" were held in 2021
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Last updated: July 24, 2021
First submittedJuly 8, 2012
Times taken138,845
Average score75.0%
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Year
City
2032
Brisbane
2028
Los Angeles
2024
Paris
2020
Tokyo
2016
Rio de Janeiro
2012
London
2008
Beijing
2004
Athens
2000
Sydney
Year
City
1996
Atlanta
1992
Barcelona
1988
Seoul
1984
Los Angeles
1980
Moscow
1976
Montreal
1972
Munich
1968
Mexico City
1964
Tokyo
Year
City
1960
Rome
1956
Melbourne
1952
Helsinki
1948
London
1944
not held
1940
not held
1936
Berlin
1932
Los Angeles
1928
Amsterdam
Year
City
1924
Paris
1920
Antwerp
1916
not held
1912
Stockholm
1908
London
1904
St. Louis
1900
Paris
1896
Athens
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Level 37
Jul 15, 2012
Surprisingly hard...I forgot Beijing.
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Level 36
Sep 11, 2013
I thought I had already typed "Beijing" but it turns out I never did!
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Level 33
Aug 3, 2016
I ws the same with Stockholm. I was sure I'd already tried it!
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Level 27
Aug 17, 2016
Try: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/172272/top-medalists-in-rio-2016
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Level 29
Sep 13, 2017
I was also the same with Paris and Moscow.
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Level 70
Apr 21, 2016
I managed to forget Beijing, too!
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Level 30
Feb 4, 2018
It is also a winter Olympics host...
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Level 33
Jul 15, 2012
But what is unforgettable about Beijing was that AWESOME opening ceremony. Truly a spectacle. I need it on DVD.
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Level 60
Feb 16, 2017
Sydney was the best ever
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Level 68
Sep 13, 2017
Preach!
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Level 66
Jun 25, 2020
you mean the spectacle, when they change the singing girl, because the original one lost her front tooth? That was a scandal
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Level 65
Aug 2, 2021
What is a DVD?
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Level 73
Jul 16, 2012
2:19 left on the clock, is this an olympic record? Oh yeah, and also in reverse chronological order
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Level 69
Mar 30, 2020
stop flexing, it's cringe
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Level 7
Aug 3, 2012
I typed 'Amberes' for ten times. It should work as well.
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Level 60
Feb 16, 2017
"Amberes" ???
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Level 47
Sep 13, 2017
That's in Spanish
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Level 67
Jun 13, 2020
then we might as well add Αμβέρσα (antwerp in Greek)
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Level 58
Jun 26, 2020
We should also add Antwerpen(Antwerp in Africaans)
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Level 76
Feb 2, 2021
Antwerpen doesn't need to be accepted because Antwerp is accepted.
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Level 38
Apr 5, 2021
Then you should accept

Antuérpia Antwerp in portuguese

անտվերպեն Antwerp in Armenian

Prewtna Antwerp in backward English and

sega ni vaka o ya Antwerp in Fijian

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Level 59
Jul 27, 2021
The quiz can't accommodate every single language in the world, it's just not feasible. As a rule, this site seems to accept the English name and (seemingly usually) the name in the local language.
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Level 62
Jul 27, 2021
So, Pékin should be accepted too... (Beijing in French ;) )
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Level 38
Jul 28, 2021
Then, should accept Pequim, Antuérpia, Estocolmo, Atenas, Helsinque, Londres, or maybe Tóquio... 🤔
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Level 55
Sep 18, 2012
3:24 left on the clock. I love the Olympics!
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Level 76
Sep 10, 2013
St. Louis? Huh...never knew.
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Level 84
Sep 12, 2013
There are some great stories about that and other early Olympics. Look it up on Wikipedia. Back when it was still a pretty small and disorganized event there were all sorts of crazy shenanigans...
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Level 77
Sep 13, 2017
Kalbahamut's correct. The 1904 games were to be held in Chicago, the first time they were held outside of Europe. At the same time the World's Fair (Louisiana Exposition) was going to be held in St. Louis and they didn't want competition for attendance. The Olympic committee was told if they didn't move the games from Chicago to St. Louis, that St. Louis would hold a competing sports event. The committee caved and moved the games to St. Louis.
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Level 67
Jul 27, 2021
Was that the games with the marathon that had like 12 people and half of them passed out and the winner finished in like seven hours?
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Level 71
Jul 27, 2021
Yep (the winner wasn't quite that slow but it was still pretty bad)
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Level 45
Sep 10, 2013
ARRRGGHHHH!!! Head slap!! How did I remember Antwerp and forget Sydney!!
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Level 24
Sep 10, 2013
Can't believe I forgot London...
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Level 44
Jun 10, 2022
I forgot Helsinki, where I live. I also live near the Olympic Stadium. So, you're not alone:)
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Level 84
Sep 12, 2013
wow, I was expecting to do pretty badly at this but I surprised myself and got everything except for 1976 - Montreal.
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Level 73
Aug 4, 2016
I'll never forget Montreal because someone from my (very small) home town got a silver medal there.
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Level 67
Aug 28, 2016
Got all but St Louis.
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Level 72
Jun 25, 2020
Please don't forget about us. We paid for that stadium for 30 years...
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Level 71
Jul 28, 2021
@ruudsje cool! He must have really been the Best :)
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Level 44
Sep 12, 2013
Oh my god. I've lived in the St. Louis area my entire life, and that's one of the three that I missed. I feel like a disgrace...
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Level 64
May 9, 2016
St. Louis didn't deserve to host the Olympics.
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Level 84
Aug 25, 2016
and, yes, this is also true. :D They basically blackmailed them into moving the games there from Chicago which had originally won the bid.
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Level 68
Sep 13, 2017
Those blackmail/cheating claims are rampant. I remember everyone in Paris being angry at London re 2012. So many were claiming bribes because London shouldn't've been considered since they missed the cut off date for application.
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Level 74
Sep 13, 2017
The Olympics site selection committee has been nearly as corrupt as FIFA. Allegedly, reforms have been enacted and the worst abuses ended. I doubt it.
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Level 82
Apr 30, 2019
Yep, Paris was very bitter about that. Maybe part of the reason that at the end of the London Olympics newspapers all around Europe had headlines congratulating and thanking London for a good show, and in France it was hardly mentioned. Only thing I remember seeing was a series of articles claiming that the UK cheated in the diving :) Classic French/British rivalry really. Wouldn't be surprised if the same happens in reverse come Paris 2024, especially after all mess around Brexit.
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Level 84
Aug 25, 2016
It was so barely organized at that point in the game's history, it was really just an extension of the World's Fair being held there that year.
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Level 55
Feb 24, 2014
I did pretty badly. How could I forget Berlin?
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Level 55
Feb 24, 2014
And how could I forget Moscow?
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Level 39
Sep 16, 2015
Everyone that comments on how they missed this one or that one, mustn't realise that you can read the comments while taking the quiz. So if people get stuck, they can just scroll down to the comments and that has helped me complete a quiz numerous times!
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Level 71
Jan 2, 2016
Why not just print out a google list of Olympic Cities and type them into the quiz .... If your going to cheat at least make it 100%.
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Level 67
Aug 28, 2016
Eh? That's cheating! I like to test my knowledge without having to cheat. Then I learn from my mistakes at the end of the quiz.
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Level 77
Sep 13, 2017
So for you, the stats should read, "This beats or equals 100% of test takers who didn't cheat." Wow, you are really impressive.
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Level 56
Feb 8, 2018
Although it’s cheating, as long as you’re learning, it’s not that bad especially if you came back and did better without reading the comments. I sometimes read the comments, and then the next time I do that quiz I can get the answer without having to look at the comments. And it’s just a quiz website, there are worse things to cheat on.
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Level 77
Jun 26, 2020
Yes, but I'm always suspicious that someone who cheats on little things will be more likely to cheat on bigger things. It may not be true, but why plant even a small seed in anyone's mind that you are less than honest? (Such as a potential employer, future spouse, etc.)
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Level 55
Jun 27, 2020
Still its morally wrong. People who use google to answer give the questions also give the same argument.
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2021
I think one is more likely to learn by getting it wrong.
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Level 73
Jul 29, 2021
Why do you even take these quizzes then lol? What is the point? That sucks for everyone on this site, too, because you're just falsely driving the percentages up.
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Level 47
Mar 12, 2016
First time taking the quiz ... 23/23 with 2:45 left! Way to go.
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Level 64
May 9, 2016
God I love the Olympics! Other cities I would love to see host the Summer Olympics include: Boston, Johannesburg, Jakarta, and Tel Aviv.
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Level 73
Aug 3, 2016
The taxpayers in those cities may disagree. I know I would protest if they decided to hold them in my city
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Level 41
Jun 16, 2020
And Chicago, They were robbed by St Louis in 1904
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Level 59
Jun 26, 2020
they actually gave it to st louis because the world fair was the same time and it was a bigger deal
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Level 83
Jul 17, 2016
Yeah... would not have got Antwerp and St Louis even after a lot of guessing.
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2021
You and many others. It took me the longest time to learn those, although I had learned by the time I took this.
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Level 75
Aug 3, 2016
You may want to amend your strapline ("They just chose the location of the 2020 Olympics")! Tokyo was selected in 2013 :)
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Level 63
Aug 3, 2016
Yeah, I don't understand why it says they just chose. Oh well.
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Level ∞
Aug 3, 2016
Haha. Fixed!
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Level 36
Aug 6, 2016
Forgot about the Nordics and never knew Antwerp hosted the olympics. Good quiz but surprisingly hard!
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2021
Kinda runs counter to the whole "Summer" thing, doesn't it? LOL

But the "sporting world: being limited to where it was geographically, back then, there weren't so many choices, so if you think about it that way, it's less surprising.

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Level 54
Aug 6, 2016
I didn't get Antwerp - but then it's not a city you would normally think of.
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Level 77
Sep 13, 2017
Unless, like me, you have an older brother who used to call you a twerp. I was happy to learn there was a city with my nickname in it which made it easy for me to remember.
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Level 18
Aug 8, 2016
There was the Munich massacre in 1972.
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Level 41
Jun 16, 2020
Yep...
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Level 56
Sep 7, 2016
I nearly forgot Montreal. And I live there!
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Level 72
Jun 25, 2020
Then I'm guessing you're not originally from Montréal? Pretty hard to forget if you're from here. Or from anywhere in Québec, for that matter.
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Level 60
Feb 16, 2017
got all with 2:04 left
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Level 59
Sep 13, 2017
Now join the 54 Punkers who have tried my "Summer Olympic Games - Unsuccessful Bidders" quiz!
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Level 74
Sep 13, 2017
I always mix up Melbourne and Montreal. Since I already had the first, I was thinking hard why it wasn't working for 1976. Just couldn't think of the "other" 'M'.
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Level 37
Sep 16, 2017
I cannot believe I forgot Paris, Rome, and Mexico City!!
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Level 78
Apr 30, 2018
Never once in Africa - a bit embarrassing, no?
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Level 77
Jun 26, 2020
It takes a lot of money and infrastructure to meet the requirements. Very often it turns into a losing proposition and many cities tax their people for years after to pay for all the building and extra security. There will likely be one in Africa at some point but it may not turn out to be a good thing for the city that wins the bid.
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Level 56
Jul 27, 2021
pretty much the reason why greece is broke and there threats to leave the eu and trying to get money from germany for ww2
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2021
All very true, but there's gotta be some way to circumvent all of that and let Africa have it. It's sinfully overdue for them.
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Level 62
Jul 31, 2018
Gotcha Antwerp!
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2021
HAHA! See my comments elsewhere.
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Level 57
Aug 6, 2018
Great quiz. Have done the same in Finnish and Swedish - based on this quiz.
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Level 84
Jun 28, 2019
Interesting that 5 out of 7 of the last 7 summer Olympics have been (or will be) hosted by cities that hosted Olympics previously. London, Paris, and L.A. by 2028 will have each hosted three times! Also interesting that in the same stretch of time we saw the first-ever Olympics in China, and the first-ever Olympics in South America. A lot of old; a bit of new.
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Level 72
Jun 25, 2020
With all the scandals about the preposterous costs of hosting nowadays (shout out to Sochi!), it's not really surprising that the Olympics tend to come back to places that already have the proper venues. Less costs, happier tax payers.
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2021
This is a sad truth, but it is also probably political beyond even that.
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Level 60
Sep 2, 2019
Forgetting the city you live in is very embarassing eh
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Level 53
Mar 25, 2020
Also needs an update!
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Level 58
Apr 2, 2020
2020 needs to be changed to 2021
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Level ∞
Apr 12, 2020
Nope! Even though it won't happen in 2020, it is still being called the 2020 Summer Olympics.
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Level 63
Apr 30, 2020
That is incredibly weird.
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Level 55
May 1, 2020
YEP!!
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Level 84
Jun 25, 2020
They already had the t-shirts ordered.
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Level 76
Jun 25, 2020
2020ne Tokyo Olympics
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Level 77
Jun 26, 2020
2020* Olympics.
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Level 38
Jan 27, 2021
Why is it 2020 olympics without being held in 2020. It's almost like a wrong date.
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Level 70
Jul 27, 2021
That is like the Euro, the name Tokyo 2020 is a brand, for the last 7 years, everything is working with Tokyo 2020 as a brand name. Changing the name would cost millions. The report already costs 2.8 billions, I don't think they were keen to spend more for that.
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Level 61
May 17, 2020
might need to update 2020 to say not held :/
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Level 87
Jun 25, 2020
It's stated in the instructions.
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Level 67
Jun 25, 2020
Should change 2020 to postponed :(
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Level 60
Jun 25, 2020
its confirmed to be 2021 doe
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Level 60
Jun 25, 2020
my goofy brain got Antwerp but forgot frickin LONDON
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Level 55
Jun 28, 2020
Buenos Aires 2036 plz!!! That city lost against Melbourne back in 1956 and Athens 2004.
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2021
As a city, Buenos Aires is definitely worthy and kinda surprising as they could have conceivably beat Mexico City or Rio to it seeing as they have been or were as big or bigger for along time, but I think that *somewhere* in Africa and/or India should get it first.
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Level 55
Sep 30, 2020
I don't know how I missed Amsterdam, I've been there twice and have seen the stadium. by the way, it's still standing and is a national monument.
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Level 36
Jun 15, 2021
Due to a lack of publicity, some athletes did not know that they'd competed at the 1900 Olympics.
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Level 58
Jul 22, 2021
Time for an update! Brisbane 2032 let's go!
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2021
That's the only thing that kept me from getting 5 points this time around.
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Level 30
Jul 22, 2021
The Olympics are happening tomorrow, might want to take down that caveat
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Level 63
Jul 24, 2021
Would love to see Ahmedabad(Karnavati) / Delhi NCR host it in 2036.
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2021
Past time for India to host, moreover even to be awarded. Mumbai or maybe even a South Indian city - Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad?

WAY past time for somewhere in Africa to get it.

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Level 83
Jul 25, 2021
Facepalm. Forgot all the down-under locations - even the Sydney games, which I spent a lot of time watching!
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Level 56
Jul 27, 2021
kinda funny how the olympics has to be held by a single city when most similer sport events are usually held by a country with multiple cities hosting events.
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Level 60
Jul 27, 2021
Only missed Munich.
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Level 62
Jul 27, 2021
Only missed Seoul.
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2021
In English, 4 M's in a row - Mexico City, Munich, Montreal, Moscow.

Coincidence? I think not.

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Level 51
Aug 1, 2021
I knew that 1920 was in Belgium in a city beginning with A. A city I have visited. By I got Anderlecht stuck in my head and couldn't get it out.
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2021
Haha! See my comment elsewhere in this thread.
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2021
I hadn't yet heard that Brisbane won the bid for 2032. I tried and tried and tried to guess 2032, but to no avail. I did think of Australia, but I didn't think of anything other than Sydney. I DO have all of these memorized, in order, but when I was trying to learn to memorize them, Antwerp was the one that stumped me for the longest, although I had learned it by the time I took this quiz.

It's past time for Africa to hold it. Certainly Cairo/Alexandria could pull it off, as could Johannesburg or Cape Town. Lagos and Kinshasa are certainly populous/big enough, but infrastructure might be another story.

It's also past time for India to hold it. Mumbay/Bombay and Delhi would be definite shoo-ins. To a lesser extent, a few of the cities in South India could be outside shots - Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.

Maybe somewhere in Southeast Asia or Oceania. Surely Bangkok can pull it off...maybe Jakarta.

Toronto maybe sometime?

Crazy that NYC has never done it.

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Level 73
Dec 30, 2021
Delhi had the 2010 Commonwealth Games and it was a complete disaster. I cant see India getting the Olympics any time soon.
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Level 20
Jul 6, 2022
Add cricket and they'll do well
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Level 71
Jan 17, 2022
Disaster? I haven't watch the 2010 Commonwealth Games, but Wikipedia says that, despite low expectations, it ended up going pretty well. And even though India is still poor, it's developed a lot in the past decade. I'd say give it another decade or so, and India may get to the level where hosting Olympics is very much feasible. It looks like they might make a serious bid for 2036.
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Level 87
Feb 8, 2022
NYC doesn't want it. Lots of local opposition.
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Level 45
Apr 22, 2022
would love a yellow version that doesn't auto-fill multiple hosting events.
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Level 44
Jun 10, 2022
I forgot Helsinki and I live there:(