The official Olympic Games date back to 1896.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was up and running and had organized the very first games that year. They were held in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens.
Every 4 years since, (or every Olympiad if you want to sound official), the games commence again in a new host city. The four-year timeline honors the ancient games which inspired the modern day sporting event we know today.
As an international competition that brings the world together, the games symbolizes our global community and also gives the Olympic host city a chance to shine.
2018 marks the 23rd or XXIII Olympic Winter Games hosted by Pyeongchang, South Korea. You can take a neat look at all the Olympic host cities of the past here on the Guided Tour Of Olympic Host Cities map and timeline.
It is really amazing to see the history of the Olympic Games this way! Have you been lucky enough to watch the games in person? When and where? Comment below!