Question about the Olympics

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  1. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I just happened to be browsing the Wikipedia entry for the LA Coliseum and it says that the stadium has hosted the summer Olympics twice (2028 will be the third). Has this ever happened before?

    Meaning, has any other city hosted the Olympics more than once? If so, did they use the same arena, or build a new one?
     
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  2. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Paris had the Olympis twice. 1900 and 1924. The arenas are gone I would think. 2024 they will be opened in the Stade de France (opened in 1998). Another stadium - Parc de Princes - is much older. It used to be a velodrome/cycling track......:D It's Paris Saint Germain's home stadium. I don't know if they use it for the Olympic soccer tournament, though.
     
  3. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I hope Berlin gets the Olympics again. I've been to the Olympiastadion and it is awesome.
     
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  4. antinoos

    antinoos Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    London hosted them 3 times: 1908, 1948 and 2012 at 3 different venues
    Athens twice: 1896 and 2004 at 2 different venues
     
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  5. Jim Klag

    Jim Klag Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Tokyo has hosted twice (1940 & 1960) and this year would have made 3.
     
  6. Kronos

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    1940 doesn't count as the games were first forfeited and awarded to Helsinki and then cancelled all together.