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Summer Olympics - Notable Historical Events

Carl LewisAug 4, 1984

Usain BoltAug 16, 2008

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Summer Olympics - Historical Events
Date Event
1948-08-11

Summer Olympics opens in London

1960-08-25

17th summer olympics opens in Rome

1972-09-06

Summer Olympics resume in Munich Germany after massacre

1976-07-17

The opening of the Summer Olympics is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team.

1976-07-18

Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

1980-04-13

US boycotts Summer Olympics in Moscow

1981-09-30

Seoul, South Korea, is selected to host 1988 Summer Olympics

1984-05-08

USSR announces it will not participate in LA Summer Olympics

1984-07-29

23rd Summer Olympics opens in LA

1984-07-31

US men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics

1984-08-04

Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics

1984-08-06

Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics

1986-02-08

1984 Summer Olympics head of the LAPD bomb squad, Arleigh McCree, and his partner Officer Ronald Ball of the Firearms and explosives unit were killed while trying to dismantle two pipe bombs when they responded to a call. McCree was recognized as one of the top explosive experts in the world.

1988-01-11

USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics

1990-09-18

Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics

2000-10-01

United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia

2008-08-16

Usain Bolt sets a new 100 metres dash world record of 9.69 seconds at the Beijing 2008 summer olympics.

2009-10-02

Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

2012-07-25

The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th)

2012-08-01

8 Women's badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 summer Olympics for "not using one's best efforts to win a match"

2012-08-12

The 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony completes the games

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Summer Olympics - Birthdays
Date Event
1942-02-12

Norma Major, XXX Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony

1963-10-31

Sarah Brown, XXX Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony

Summer Olympics - Weddings
Date Event
2006-02-04

2004 Summer Olympics badminton player gold medalist Taufik Hidayat (24) weds Armi Dianti Gumelar at Hotel Mulia Senayan in Jakarta

2006-11-04

1996 summer Olympics gold medalist gymnast Dominique Moceanu (25) weds podiatrist Dr. Michael Canales (29) in Houston, Texas


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