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 Definition A quadrennial multi-sport event organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) involving athletes from around the world in both summer and winter sport editions. The summer event was first staged at Athens in 1896 as a revival of the Ancient Olympics; the winter event was first staged at Chamonix in 1924. [d] [e]
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Should this article cover the history of the Olympics, and then have two separate articles for Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics? --Robert W King 15:50, 26 January 2008 (CST)

My intent was to have only a brief history sketch within this article, but to cover some of the issues (mentioned in the lede) in some depth, as well as the current state and status of the Games. I had also thought that there might be separate articles on each of the games (1984 Summer Olympic Games, for example) and that would serve as a history. Given that, I don't see the function for separate Summer Games and Winter Games articles.
Then there is also the question of how to organise the medal tables (i.e., tables of medal winners. See, for example,, which is a sample medal table (Olympic Games medallists in the cycling time trial (women)). Also, as long as you're here, that table could perhaps be usefully templated as there might eventually be over a thousand such tables (not just for the Olympics). I don't know how to do that given that there are standard column headings but a variable number of rows. And, Peirce is right, the years should be in bold. -- James F. Perry 16:01, 26 January 2008 (CST)