Top Ten Greatest Summer OlympicsMatrixGuy What edition was the greatest in your opinion from the greatest competition of the world - the Summer Olympics?
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Universally agreed by all nations competing as the best
A spectacular Olympics that saw fantastic sporting moments.
Best organised. Best atmosphere
Those games where fantastic.V28 Comments
Best weather, best people, no problems, laid back
Set the standard to which Beijjng and London attempted to mimic. Truly spectacular games with filled stadia, a gaggle of volunteers, polished organisation and an unequalled friendliness, sense of security and magical atmosphere. London experienced half filled venues, ordinary weather and security paranoia. How it is frequently labelled 'the best' Olympics (usually by Brits) is ridiculous.
I loved these games, friendly, great atmosphere. It shows what a great job London did because until the London games didn't believe it could be beaten
Greatest of all timesV12 Comments
The Chinese may have had 14-year-old gymnasts, fake fireworks, etc. , but there was good athletes there like Michael Phelps, Shawn Johnson, Ryan Lochte, Nastia Luikin, Natalie Coughlin and that Bolt guy from Jamaica. - drpeppersnapple
Best open ceremony ever shown in this planet!
In my opinion and I think most of you will agree with me that despite against all odds, it was the best games ever and it surpassed all previous games in almost all the fields
And this city is going to host 2022 winter olympics 14 years after 2008!V25 Comments
This opening ceremony is unsurpassed. It was breathtakingly beautiful.
Security was flawless, construction was on time, no major issues reported, birthplace of the movement and a beautiful opening ceremony.
Most incredible opening ceremony. Loved seeing Acropolis lit up at night. Truly amazing!
Very emotionalV7 Comments
Dream Team. Summer Sanders. US Swimming was solid. All in all just a solid and very memorable games!
This and Sydney 2000 did much better for the country. 1992 made Spain's image and popularity skyrocket around the world
Most dramatic opening ceremony. Most beautiful backdrop for the games
The best Olympic Games Of the would. A city with soul of country.V5 Comments
Amazing games despite all fear created by international media. Great venues, breathtaking open ceremony and unforgettable characters. Rio was the best seed since Sidney.
I'm not Brazilian but screw those ignorant pathetic dumb people who said Rio's opening and closing ceremonies were awful...i slept during London 2012 opening ceremony
Improved the city's infrastructure and had the real participation of the people. Not just a media event.
Wonderful city! Fantastic Games!V13 Comments
There were better Olympics, but Atlanta pulled it off very well.
Opening / Closing Ceremonies Rocked! Competitions were intense. The City suffered from lackluster Architecture & some logistical problems, but we overshadowed by the Games themselves. The Bombing was tragic, but to blame Atlanta is like blaming the victim of a murder. I think Atlanta deserves more love than it got.
Great city to bad there won't be another one here for a long timeV1 Comment
Last Olympics with the amazing drama between the United States and the USSR makes it amazing
This was the historical game with re-united between West and East nations.
14 year old Nadia Comaneci scores first perfect ten and wins three Olympic gold medals.
Use of existing stadiums and arenas. No need to build new ones. Green olympics before being green was cool.
A struggling world, devastated, damaged empty, just three years after the end of world war 2 a city moved out of the rubble and reignited the flaming passion for sport everyone has deep down.
The world moved on from horror, and London helped that process. The simple Olympics.
Helped put the world back on it's feet!V1 Comment
People say that this is going to be the most Geekiest olympics of all times since something epic is going to happen at the 2020 games in Tokyo, Japan
Hopefully they will put up a great opening and closing ceremonies!
I'm excited for their handover ceremony at Rio 2016 closing ceremony!
From what I've been hearing, they plan to do a Meteor shower for their opening which is pretty sweet!V6 Comments
First time ever athletes paraded as one nation in the closing ceremony..a stiring memory
Huge olympics for black athletes.
Who knew that would come? Nobody! Well, even Vancouverites believe there to be a Vancouver Summer Olympics.
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