Let the Games Begin brings the excitement and drama of the Summer Olympics to your computer, since 1896, the modern Olympics have provided a unique showcase for world-class athletes, national culture, and often, international politics. Explore the Games and remember the remarkable performers, competitions and events that have captivated us for over 100 years.

Compelling Articles

Relive each of the past games as though you were there, through hundreds of articles that cover the events and the host countries.

Complete Database of Medal Winners

Enjoy quick look ups of every past gold, silver, and bronze winner in every event since the beginning of modern games.

Vivid Multimedia

Clearing the high bar or guiding a horse through a pirouette—Britannica will show you how it is done.

Sports Trivia

Clearing have fun testing your knowledge of the games.