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Summer Olympic Games – which ones were the best ever?

Updated on March 18, 2012
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The Modern Summer Olympic Games were started in 1896. As you’ll know the Games will be held in London in 2012.

I’m proposing that we have a wee vote to see which games were the best ever.

Now this could be because of a particular athlete’s prowess. Or because the games were held in your home nation. Or the opening and closing ceremonials were wonderful. Or they were well organised behind the scenes. Or they were seen to be particularly friendly and upholding the Olympic ideal. Or the host city/nation was particularly welcoming. Or you were lucky enough to be there. Etc.

I have included the games since 1948 when London last hosted the games. Apologies if your favourite games are before that!

Please vote using the buttons below and leave any comments in the usual way. I look forward to hearing from you!


Which Summer Olympics were the best ever?

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    • alian346 profile image

      alian346 6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      It was very spectacular and well organised!


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      Callum 6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Beijing 2008 had to be the best one I ever saw :) x

    • alian346 profile image

      alian346 6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland


      Thankyou for your comment and your vote!


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      jonsswagger1978 6 years ago from Birmingham Alabama

      In 1976 the U.S. Olympic team had Gold medals in boxing for Sugar Ray Leonard, Michael and Leon Spinksas well as a few more.