Summer Olympics Competitions Fast Facts

( CNN) Here’s some background information about the Summer Olympics, which is held every four years. In 2016, the Games will be held August 5-21, in Rio de Janeiro .

Summer Olympics:
The first revival of the Olympics been established in Athens, Greece from April 6, 1896 – April 15, 1896.

The first modern Olympic champion was James Connolly( USA ), who won the triple jump event.

Aquatics: Archery: Athletics( Track& Field) : Badminton: Baseball: Basketball: Boxing: Canoeing: Cycling: Equestrian: Fencing: Football( Soccer ): Golf: Gymnastics: Handball: Hockey: Judo Modern Pentathlon: Rowing Rugby Sailing Shooting Softball Table Tennis Taekwondo Tennis Triathlon Volleyball Weightlifting Wrestling

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