|Year||Host City, Country|
|1904||St Louis, USA|
|1908||London, England, UK|
|1916||Berlin, Germany (not held)|
|1932||Los Angeles, USA|
|1940||Tokyo, Japan / Helsinki, Finland (not held)|
|1944||London, England, UK (not held)|
|1948||London, England, UK|
|1968||Mexico City, Mexico|
|1984||Los Angeles, USA|
|1988||Seoul, South Korea|
|2012||London, United Kingdom|
* The equestrian events in 1956 were held in Stockholm, Sweden, because of quarantine restrictions in Australia.
* The 1900 Games in Paris was the first Olympic Games to feature female athletes.
* 1920 - The five-ring Olympic flag was first raised at Antwerp.
* 1928 - Olympic Flame lit for the first time for the duration of the Olympics.
* 1932 - First Olympic three tier winners' stand.
* 1952 - The Soviet Union first participated at the Olympic Games.
* 1960 - First Summer Paralympics in Rome.
* Only five countries have participated in every Summer Olympic Games – Australia, France, Great Britain, Greece and Switzerland.