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Athens is the only city in the world that looks to have hosted the Olympic games more than once. The inception of the games in ancient Greece and the Athens 2004, as I can recall.

Are there other cities that have held the games more than once?

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wasn't it james, who said, that we shouldn't start threads about facts on Gamesbids, which you can find on wikipedia?

Among many, many, many...... many other interesting things!

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Paris, London (2012 will make it 3), Los Angeles, St Moritz, Lake Placid.

You have to be specific on what year cos am interested in summer Olympic only.

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james' Idiot Games -- 1900, 1910, 1914, 1918, 1922,...etc., etc.

Why do you turn every thread I post into attack?C`mon, Big Baron...you`ve got to give me a break.

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You have to be specific on what year cos am interested in summer Olympic only.

Okay james:

Athens _ 1896, 2004

Paris _ 1900, 1924

London _ 1908, 1948, 2012

Los Angeles _ 1932, 1984

Honestly, james, the list of Olympic hosts is the most easy thing to google, or find in any book of the olympics, or indeed find on the home page of GamesBids. Most of us know them all off the top of our heads.

And by the way, the Ancient Games were held at Olympia, not Athens.

And you expect us to accept your technical evaluation of the 2016 bidders!?!?

:blink::rolleyes:

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Innsbruck - two times Olympic Winter Games

Stockholm - one time Olympic Summer Games and one time Olympic Equestrian Games

Actually, Athens - 3x: 1896, 1996* and 2004.

*Athens, GA, hosted the 1996 Women's Indoor Volleyball and Football, and where the Australian Hand-over performers were billeted!! :lol:

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Actually, Athens - 3x: 1896, 1996* and 2004.

*Athens, GA, hosted the 1996 Women's Indoor Volleyball and Football, and where the Australian Hand-over performers were billeted!! :lol:

We could always try to confuse james and mention 1906 as well!

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Okay james:

Athens _ 1896, 2004

Paris _ 1900, 1924

London _ 1908, 1948, 2012

Los Angeles _ 1932, 1984

Honestly, james, the list of Olympic hosts is the most easy thing to google, or find in any book of the olympics, or indeed find on the home page of GamesBids. Most of us know them all off the top of our heads.

And by the way, the Ancient Games were held at Olympia, not Athens.

And you expect us to accept your technical evaluation of the 2016 bidders!?!?

:blink::rolleyes:

Well Roltel if you indeed look at the Games Bid past elections you will find that St Moritz is the only place indeed awarded by election Twice and hosted on both occasions.

To me the history is

Athens Hosted in 1996 not winning a bid Athens hosted in 2004 actually winning a bid.

Paris hosted in 1900 not winning a bid Paris hosted in 1924 actually winning a bid.

Rome won a bid for 1908 not hosting and also won the bid for 1960 actually hosting that year.

Stockholm hosted the 1912 Summer Games without a bid election , Stockholm hosted Melbourne 1956s Equestrian Events . So Stockholm have never been awarded by election competition.

London hosted in 1908 not winning the bid, London won the bid for 1944 not hosting for very good reason WW2 , London was given the 1948 without bid competition and London finally has won a bid that they will host in 2012 unless the world indeed comes to an end early in 2012 LOL.

St. Moritz won their domestic Bid competition for the 1924 winter games and then won a bid competition against Lake Placid for the 1948 games. The only place to be awarded via bid election and to have carried out hosting duties on the dates.

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy won the 1944 Winter Games but like London could not host during WW2. Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy then hosted in 1956 winning a bid competition.

Lake Placid won a domestic Bid competition for the 1932 games as Los Angeles 1932 summer games was a rescue package games no one else bid on .

Innsbruck won a bid competition for the 1964 winter games hosting Innsbruck 1976 was a rescue mission for the IOC who had the Games thrown back from bid winner Denver in 1972.

Los Angeles Hosted a Second time without bid election. Los Angeles is the only place to host twice without winning a bid election as London won a bid election for 1944 but hosted 1948 as a sympathy coming out of reconstruction reward post WW2.

So St Moritz , London and Rome are the only two time winners of bid competitions but they are not alone in hosting multiple times.

hosting and bid awarding are two different things . If you consider that Vancouver the runner up in the Bid for 1976 was asked if they could host after Denver handed back the olympic (but declined as the government had changed to a Provincial Government Anti-Olympics in nature.) Vancouver would be twice awarded the games but not by bid election. The history of cities winning bids and hosting multiple times is varied and bit much to follow LOL.

In light that Tokyo is trying to win the 2016 to get into the league of St Moritz, Rome and London it seems like a long shot. Back to Back Multiple hosting cities seems highly unlikely . London 1908,1948 and 2012 and then Tokyo 1964 and 2016 would seem highly unlikely. Hey the same could be Said for Chicago as well as they were awarded without election 1904 . I think the Odds favor Chicago if it is to be a second hosting award for either Tokyo or Chicago. The cycle of new host country old host country favors Rio Brazil for 2016 . Athens 2004 Old host city, Beijing 2008 new host country, London 2012 old host city,

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Well Roltel if you indeed look at the Games Bid past elections you will find that St Moritz is the only place indeed awarded by election Twice and hosted on both occasions.

To me the history is

Athens Hosted in 1996 not winning a bid Athens hosted in 2004 actually winning a bid.

Paris hosted in 1900 not winning a bid Paris hosted in 1924 actually winning a bid.

Rome won a bid for 1908 not hosting and also won the bid for 1960 actually hosting that year.

Stockholm hosted the 1912 Summer Games without a bid election , Stockholm hosted Melbourne 1956s Equestrian Events . So Stockholm have never been awarded by election competition.

London hosted in 1908 not winning the bid, London won the bid for 1944 not hosting for very good reason WW2 , London was given the 1948 without bid competition and London finally has won a bid that they will host in 2012 unless the world indeed comes to an end early in 2012 LOL.

St. Moritz won their domestic Bid competition for the 1924 winter games and then won a bid competition against Lake Placid for the 1948 games. The only place to be awarded via bid election and to have carried out hosting duties on the dates.

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy won the 1944 Winter Games but like London could not host during WW2. Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy then hosted in 1956 winning a bid competition.

Lake Placid won a domestic Bid competition for the 1932 games as Los Angeles 1932 summer games was a rescue package games no one else bid on .

Innsbruck won a bid competition for the 1964 winter games hosting Innsbruck 1976 was a rescue mission for the IOC who had the Games thrown back from bid winner Denver in 1972.

Los Angeles Hosted a Second time without bid election. Los Angeles is the only place to host twice without winning a bid election as London won a bid election for 1944 but hosted 1948 as a sympathy coming out of reconstruction reward post WW2.

So St Moritz , London and Rome are the only two time winners of bid competitions but they are not alone in hosting multiple times.

hosting and bid awarding are two different things . If you consider that Vancouver the runner up in the Bid for 1976 was asked if they could host after Denver handed back the olympic (but declined as the government had changed to a Provincial Government Anti-Olympics in nature.) Vancouver would be twice awarded the games but not by bid election. The history of cities winning bids and hosting multiple times is varied and bit much to follow LOL.

In light that Tokyo is trying to win the 2016 to get into the league of St Moritz, Rome and London it seems like a long shot. Back to Back Multiple hosting cities seems highly unlikely . London 1908,1948 and 2012 and then Tokyo 1964 and 2016 would seem highly unlikely. Hey the same could be Said for Chicago as well as they were awarded without election 1904 . I think the Odds favor Chicago if it is to be a second hosting award for either Tokyo or Chicago. The cycle of new host country old host country favors Rio Brazil for 2016 . Athens 2004 Old host city, Beijing 2008 new host country, London 2012 old host city,

jim jones

Jim jones

I recommend you read the Andrew Jennings book "Athens to Athens" for some good details about the various campaigns, especially the early bids and hostings. You'll find that bids such as London's in 1908 (after Rome dropped out) weren't quite as uncontested as you suggest.

Anyway, james was asking after hostings, not bids.

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Stockholm hosted the 1912 Summer Games without a bid election , Stockholm hosted Melbourne 1956s Equestrian Events . So Stockholm have never been awarded by election competition.

lol - Stockholm won the election competition about the Equestrian Games in 1956 - the other bids were: Buenos Aires, Berlin, Paris, Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro

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lol - Stockholm won the election competition about the Equestrian Games in 1956 - the other bids were: Buenos Aires, Berlin, Paris, Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro

Not to mention that Stockholm only won 1912 after an agreement brokered with Berlin, whereby the German capital dropped out on the understanding it would get 1916. So indeed, Stockholm did win two bids to hst against competitors.

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And one city will try to be the first to got Summer and Winter Games.

Munich who want to be a candidate city for the 2018 WOG

Petrus, I'm surprised you bypassed your own Montreal. Actually, Montreal's first 2 bids were for the 1932 and 1956 WGs; but it only succeeded with the Summer bid for 1976. So Montreal actually beat Munich in that respect.

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You have to be specific on what year cos am interested in summer Olympic only.

What a nice way to say "thanks for the information I was to lazy to even try to find".

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man james, can't you even check out the GamesBids own election results page...

http://www.gamesbids.com/english/archives/past.shtml

Research my friend, research. You just make yourself look ignorant.

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Mr wiseguy,your link saids,"EARLIER BIDS (Session Information Not Available)". So, I am now interested in that as you don`t see how common things can become uncommon.

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Mr wiseguy,your link saids,"EARLIER BIDS (Session Information Not Available)". So, I am now interested in that as you don`t see how common things can become uncommon.

Your question was about past host cities - not past bids.

The link you are refering to does provide the information you were looking for.

So again, learn to read, respect other posters and saying thanks once in a while does not hurt.

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Mr wiseguy,your link saids,"EARLIER BIDS (Session Information Not Available)". So, I am now interested in that as you don`t see how common things can become uncommon.

Is really that hard to just look it up on Wikipedia?

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I recommend you read the Andrew Jennings book "Athens to Athens" for some good details about the various campaigns, especially the early bids and hostings. You'll find that bids such as London's in 1908 (after Rome dropped out) weren't quite as uncontested as you suggest.

Anyway, james was asking after hostings, not bids.

Did not suggest that 1908 was not a contested bid at all . London did not win 1908 as is well known and documented on this very website. The first Three Olympic games were all awarded uncontested.

jim jones

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