Summer Olympic Games
A major summer sport international event
The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896, is a major international multi-sport event held once every four years. Japan’s capital city beat out other candidate cities Istanbul and Madrid for their 2018 Summer Olympics bid, having also hosted the 1964 summer Olympics. For the first time, five new sports will be added to the summer Olympics lineup: baseball and softball, karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding.