The Washington Post - Visualizing Rio Olympics 2016
WHICH CITIES HAVE HOSTED THE OLYMPICS
Rio de Janeiro is the first South American city to host the Games. In 2022, Asia will host its eighth Olympics and will become the first continent other than Europe to host three consecutive Olympic Games.
Notes: Athens held Summer Games in 1906, but the International Olympic Committee does not consider them official. Games were not held in 1916, 1940 and 1944 because of World Wars I and II. Winter Games were rescheduled so that they were no longer held the same year as the Summer Games starting in 1994.
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1000 TIME GOLD FOR USA
Team USA just passed a major milestone, earning 1,000 gold medals in the Summer Olympics since their inception in 1896. That's more than double any other country's count. Here, you can see when, how and by whom each of those first thousand golds was earned.
A LOOK AT DOPING IN THE SUMMER OLYMPICS
As sure as pale tourists will flock to Copacabana Beach, some athletes at the Rio Games will cheat — and most likely, only a few will be caught. That’s because drug testers are always a step behind drug users. Sadly, there is no "Star Trek"-style scanner that will analyze a cup of urine or vial of blood and tell you everything that is in it. To test for performance-enhancing drugs with 2016 technology, you have to know which drugs you want to find.