Top Ten Greatest Summer OlympicsMatrixGuy What edition was the greatest in your opinion from the greatest competition of the world - the Summer Olympics?
The Top Ten
Universally agreed by all nations competing as the best
A spectacular Olympics that saw fantastic sporting moments.
Best organised. Best atmosphere
Best organised and opening ceremonyV 31 Comments
Best weather, best people, no problems, laid back
Sydney's olympics was the best because the pool was in good condition and the time keeping was well done and the commentators were great.
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
I believe Sydney had a fantastic Olympic Games. Clean and everything but still always the same old Sydney show ponies!V 14 Comments
Those olympic games were amazing! Nothing will be quite the same after Beijing. The opening ceremony was an incredible feat. All other efforts to imitate it will be futile (well, the only possible serious contender will be Tokyo 2020 if they use all of their global soft power - manga characters, Japanese pop music and traditional festivals).
Best open ceremony ever shown in this planet!
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
There are too many unfair Westerners here, they can not accept a non-Western countries held such a successful Olympic Games.V 31 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.V 5 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 emotionalV 7 Comments
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
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 got really bored with London 2012's opening and closing ceremonies, I was more interested to watch Rio's opening and closing ceremonies than London's
Amazing ceremonies from the Brazilians, great atmosphere of the games despite the concerns and controversies, and most importantly countries coming together under the same roof.V 16 Comments
The olympics that reunited almost all of the countries after the other countries boycotted 1980 and 1984 summer olympics
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.
True to its slogan. Harmony and Progress.
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 timeV 1 Comment
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.
Wonderful olympics. Well run. Opening g and closing ceremonies were outstanding and very impressive.
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!
Bring on PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020!V 10 Comments
Muhammad Ali Games
Abebe Bikila won marathon running without shoes.
Cassius Clay won gold on boxe.
Rome is Rome.
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!
A boost after the war
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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