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What are the Summer Games?
The Summer Games are the summer version of the Olympic Games, an international athletic competition featuring multiple sporting events between athletes representing their country.
The Olympic Games are commonly called the Olympics, and the Summer Games are commonly called the Summer Olympics.
There are two related but separate events called the Olympic Games: one hosted in summer, called the Summer Games, and one hosted in winter, called the Winter Games.
The Summer Games feature traditionally warm weather and indoor sports, like track and field, gymnastics, swimming, and basketball, among many others.
When are the Summer Games?
The Summer Games originally planned for 2020 were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are now scheduled for July 23–August 8, 2021. They will be held in Tokyo, Japan.
The Olympics are now usually staggered so that there is two years between the Summer Games and the Winter Games, with each being held every four years (usually in even-numbered years). The Summer Games are usually in July and August and the Winter Games are usually held in February.
More information and context on the Summer Games
The modern Olympic Games are based on an ancient Greek festival and competition (also referred to as the Olympic Games) that featured a range of athletic competitions as well as patriotic and religious rituals. The ancient Olympic Games are thought to have been first held in 776 b.c.e., and they were held regularly—often every four years—until the 4th century c.e. They were held in a place known as Olympia, the plain of Mount Olympus, which in Greek mythology was believed to be the realm of the gods.
In 1892, French scholar Pierre de Coubertin began a movement to reinstate the Olympic Games as a global event. In 1896, the first global modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece. Some of the athletic competitions featured in the ancient games are events in the modern Summer Games, such as discus.
The Summer Games and the Winter Games used to be held in the same year, but they started to be staggered in the 1990s. Today, both events host thousands of athletes from more than 90 countries. They are organized by the International Olympic Committee with the goal of gathering the world’s best athletes and creating global connections and peace between nations.
The Summer Games and the Winter Games are both known for having elaborate opening and closing ceremonies that celebrate the culture of the host country.
Here is list of some of the events in the Summer Games:
- long jump
- triple jump
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How are the Summer Games discussed in real life?
The Summer Games are typically considered the more popular version of the Olympic games, especially due to popular events like gymnastics, track and field, swimming, and basketball.
On this date in 1936, American track and field athlete Jesse Owens wins the gold medal in the 100-meter dash at the Berlin Olympics. He will win a record setting total of four gold medals during the Summer Games. #ChronAm #otdhttps://t.co/MLVeZ5DdRW pic.twitter.com/ZjUB4LZPGQ
— Library of Congress (@librarycongress) August 3, 2020
— DD News (@DDNewslive) July 5, 2021
Skateboarding will debut at the Summer Games later this month, and two out skaters will represent Team USA https://t.co/LMDoaqEwGI
— Outsports (@outsports) July 8, 2021
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Famous examples include a shaking but determined Muhammad Ali at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, or the seven teenage athletes who were hand-picked by Team GB Olympic medalists at the 2012 Summer Games in London.Naomi Osaka was a meaningful pick to light the Olympic cauldron|Annabelle Timsit|July 23, 2021|Quartz
Almost exactly one year after the Tokyo Olympics were due to start had they taken place in 2020, the delayed Summer Games are finally getting underway.Your Guide to New and Returning Sports at the Tokyo Olympics|Megan McCluskey|July 21, 2021|Time
With no spectators allowed at the Tokyo Olympics, robots might be the only ones on hand to witness the athletic feats at this year's Summer Games.
That’s a significant increase from the 56 out LGBTQ athletes Outsports counted at the 2016 Rio Games, and the 23 out Olympians in the 2012 Summer Games.Record Number of LGBTQ Athletes Set to Compete at the Tokyo Olympics|Amy Gunia|July 13, 2021|Time
The city became the first in the world to be selected to host both the Summer and Winter Games, in what seemed like a recognition of the success of the 2008 Summer Games.What can a boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics achieve?|Annabelle Timsit|April 13, 2021|Quartz
I actually downloaded the app last summer and was embarrassed because none of my friends seemed to use it.
Pitchfork called him a “a rap-obsessed misfit from a summer camp who freestyles poorly” who is “ridiculous without knowing it.”The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We add them to our games because we see other developers add them to their games.
“I sense that mobile games are starting to shed their skin, getting rid of all the dead things they carry around,” he says.
Last summer, I spoke with first black supermodel Beverly Johnson about this for The Root.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem|Danielle Belton|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Edna did not reveal so much as all this to Madame Ratignolle that summer day when they sat with faces turned to the sea.
And this summer it seemed to her that she never would be able to take proper care of her nestful of children.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
The year before they had spent part of the summer with their grandmother Pontellier in Iberville.
Of course, most specimens are probably taken up in the summer when the handsome foliage attracts the eye.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Children freshly befurbelowed, were gathering for their games under the oaks.