In less than a month London will become the first city to host the modern Olympics three times, when London 2012 gets underway. I have been fascinated by the Olympics since I was a young child. I vividly remember the 1972 Olympics in Munich, and long before then I could name from memory the host city of each of the modern Olympics.
Over the next 5-6 weeks I plan to write several posts about the modern Olympics, looking back at my own highlights of their 116 year history. I will concentrate on the Games I remember, which is all the Olympics since and including 1972.
But I thought I would start by listing the host cities, going back to the first modern Olympics of 1896.
|1904||Saint Louis (USA)|
|1928||Amsterdam (The Netherlands)|
|1932||Los Angeles (USA)|
|1968||Mexico City (Mexico)|
|1972||Munich (West Germany)|
|1984||Los Angeles (USA)|
|1988||Soeul (South Korea)|
I will start off in my next post on the Olympics talking about one of the longest-standing Olympic records, the incredible long jump record of 8.90 metres set by Bob Beamon in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.