I am not sure about the countries, but I will try to answer the financal part of the question. Somewhere on the internet I read, that on Olympics in Atlanta (which in were in the 1996 btw.) Americans spent 1.7 billion $ (cca. 1.5 billion € than) and on the games in London buget is 2.375 billion pounds (that is more than 3 billion €). So numbers vary a lot.
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The first Olympic took place in Olympia, Greece in 776 BC. They would do participate in several sports, usually naked.
A lot, I know that! :) I know Canada doesn't participate that much in SUMMER olympics because they usually are really awesome in the WINTER olympics.
There are Winter Olympics and Summer Olympics. The Summer Olympics are usually hot, and the Winter Olympics are usually cold.
Each country usually has Olympic trials and or qualifiers. Then from there If u win the qualifier then u get to represent ur country.
It is usually from as young as 14 to 40s
Many different places, usually countries trade off who has the Olympics.
They usually gather all the countries and have a vote for whichever country hosts the Summer and Winter Olympics
About 204 countries usually take part in the Summer Olympics. However, this this figure is lower for the Winter Olympics with only 88 countries.
In western Greece women were not allowed to compete in the Olympic games. Women were not allowed to participate in the ancient Olympics because most women were know to disrespect Zeus and the other gods. Men usually played naked so the women were also not allowed to participate because of their differences to men.==============The original Olympics (like some other festival games) were a religious observance in which the participants made an offering to Zeus of a military virtue called agon. Women weren't warriors, so they didn't have agon.
Each country has their own way for athlete to qualify for the Olympic Games. In the US most athletes are chosen through a competition where the top athletes are named to the Olympic Team. Those competitions are usually called the Olympic Trials. So, if you're an American and want to try out for the Olympics, find a sport, train hard, and compete in the Olympic Trials. If you win, you go to the Olympics.
The number of countries that take part in the modern Olympics will vary from time to time. On average, there are usually about 205 countries with over 300 events to compete in.
To swim in the olympics, you have to be selected for your country's olympic team, which will typically be selected in the year leading up to the competition. Selection usually occurs at a national qualifying event, which you must achieve a qualifying standard to enter. In some countries the qualifying standard for the event must be met at a certain level of competition. Usually up to two atheletes will be selected for each olympic swimming event, but some teams will choose not to enter an event if they do not feel that they can compete seriously with the representatives from other countries.
No, usually their countries pay them for winning their medals.
it sometimes depends on the competition in hand, but the minimum age is usually 14
No, if you look at the last Olympic Games held in Greece in 2004, the host nation took just 6 gold medals, the country who takes home the most Gold is usually China, Russia or America, these are huge countries with alot of athletes from which to pick the best for their Olympic squad.
In the month of August. The 2016 Olympic will also be held in August 2016
Cities, not countries, (though of course the country will have an input) bid to host the Olympic games, usually 8 - 12 years in advance. The International Olympic Commitee will then consider each bid and decide where the game will be held in a particular year. The commitee awarded the 2016 game to Rio
Hard to get there, they are usually poor countries, and it is too hot!
The Olympics can refer to either Summer Olympics or the Winter Olympic Games. the Summer Olympic Games take place usually in the July - September months, while the Winter Olympic Games take place in the November - February period. Till 1992, they were held in the same year, after which they were separated by a two year gap. The Summer Olympics 2008 are being held in Beijing (China) and the Winter Olympics 2010 in Vancouver (Canada). Other than these, there are the Paralympic Games for the physically, mentally and sensorially challenged. These were started in 1948, and are held "para"llel to the Summer Olympics, and the Youth Olympic Games, of which the first edition will be held in Singapore in 2010.
The qualifying process differs for each event for each country. As far as I know of, there are Olympic qualifying tournaments and trials that are held within each countries (i.e. the World Championship was held in Vancouver, Canada this June). Usually the top 3 in each event will advance to the Olympics, assuming that they meet the Olympic qualifying standards. PS. The top 8 nations can have up to 3 athletes in each event while other participating countries can only send 2 per event.
Well, my 4 favorite events are swimming, volleyball, gymnastics, and softball. At least, those are my faves in the Summer Olympics, because I don't usually watch the Winter Olympics.
The Olympic Games were a religious celebration of the Greek god Zeus. To participate in the games, entrants had to be Greek. So it is not a case of 'usually' but 'must'. Alexander the Great's father Philip II of Macedonia wanted to enter a horse in the Games, and was refused as he was not Greek. He had to fake up a noble ancestor from early times to get permission to enter.
No. I think the next winter Olympics is in 2010.AnswerNo. The Olympics are every two years; though the summer is every four years and the winter is every four years but there are only two years in between. The summer Olympics are 2008, so the winter Olympics will be 2010, then the summer Olympics will be 2012, and the next winter Olympics will be 2014. The Winter Olympic Games are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. They feature winter sports held on snow or ice, such as Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, bobsledding, and ice hockey.Each National Olympic Committee (NOC), as with the Summer Olympics, enters athletes to compete against other NOC's athletes for gold, silver, and bronze medals. Fewer countries participate in the Winter Olympics than the Summer Olympics, due largely to the reduced availability of winter sports in many countries nearer to the Equator, and where access to winter sport training facilities are quite limited or non-existent. Also areas in which the Winter Olympics are usually held, must be near a mountain range where it snows - for the Alpine skiing events. Outdoor natural snow is also a necessity for cross-country skiing.david@ actionseating.com
The Olympic March Past refers to the walk that is taken by the participants of various disciplines from different countries during the opening ceremony. Greece usually leads the Olympic march past with the host country last.