First established April 6, 1896

241 people competed in the first Olympics

How many Countries participate?

205 countries competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics

How much training does it take?

Most athletes train for about 4 to 8 years before making it to an olympic team, but it really depends on the athlete and the sport they are training for.

There are 300 different competitions.

How much does it cost to set up the Olympics?

$42 billion

What do the 5 Olympics rings mean?

It represents the 5 inhabited countries of the world.

The next Olympics is taking place in Rio 2016

What country has won the most gold metals overall?

The USA with 1,073

Who decides where the next Olympics will take place?

Any city that wants to host the next Olympic games must put in a bid to the International Olympic Committee and go through a 10 month investigation.