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Olympic Games Host Cities and Year

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The Olympic Games have been the competition grounds for the worlds greatest athletes.

Until 1920 only the summer games were held. In 1924 the winter games began in Chamonix, France. The summer and winter games are each held every four years. Until 1992, they were both held in the same year. Since then, the summer games are held during the first year of an Olympiad, the winter games during the third year.

Route of the Olympic torch relay for the Beijing Games

The 2008 Olympic Torch Relay will take place from March 24 to August 8, 2008.

The Beijing Olympic Flame began the “Journey of Harmony“ on March 24 2008, from the site of ancient Olympia in Greece.

Here is the Route of the Olympic torch relay for the Beijing Games

Detailed list: http://torchrelay.beijing2008.cn/en/journey/calendar/index.shtml