The Olympic Games are the hottest topic in news and travel right now. While most people are up to speed on what’s going on for the 2012 event, have you wondered how the current Olympics compare to those from the past? To help answer that question, Daily Infographic has shared this interesting Olympics: Then vs Now infographic. Some facts from the graphic:
- The first Olympic Games are thought to have taken place in 776 B.C. at Olympia in Greece
- The United States leads the medal count in the modern era of the event, with 2,298 Summer Games medals
- This isn’t the first time the Olympics have been held in London. This city also played host in 1908 and 1948
For a visual on everything you need to know about the Olympic Games from ancient times up to the present, check out the infographic below. If you’re having trouble viewing it, click here.