Opening of the Olympic Games

Opening of the Olympic Summergames



1896 - 2008

Olympic Museum


The Head of State of the host country open the Olympic Games
by stating " I declare open the Games of ...(name of City)
celebrating the .... Olympiad of the Modern Era."

1896 06.04.
15.00 p.m.
Athens King Georg I. Panathinaiko Stadio
1900 . Paris no official opening Vélodrome de Vincennes
1904 30.04.
12.00 p.m.
St. Louis William H. Taft Plaza, 
Louisiana-Monument
1906 22.04.
15.00 p.m.
Athens King Giorios I. Panathinaiko Stadio
1908 13.07.
15.00 p.m.
London King Edward VII. White City Stadium
1912 06.07.
10.45
Stockholm King Gustaf V. Olympic Stadium
1920 14.08.
12.00 p.m.
Antwerp King Albert I. Olympisch Stadion
1924 05.07.
15.00 p.m.
Paris President 
Gaston Doumergue
Stade Olympique
1928 28.07.
02.00 p.m
Amsterdam The Royal Highness,
Prince Hendrik
Olympic Stadium
1932 30.07.
14.30 p.m.
Los Angeles Charles Curtis
Vizepräsident 
Los Angeles
Memorial Colosseum
1936 01.08.
16.00 p.m.
Berlin Reichskanzler
Adolf Hitler
Olympiastadion
1948 29.07.
14.30 p.m.
London King George VI. Wembley Stadium
1952 19.07.
13.00 p.m.
Helsinki President
Juho Kusti Paasikivi
Olympic Stadium
1956 22.11.
15.00 p.m.
Melbourne Prinz Philip,
The Duke of Edinburgh
Main Stadium
Melbourne
1956 10.06.
14.00 p.m.
Stockholm
Equestrian Games
King Gustaf VI. Adolf Olympiastadion
Stockholm
1960 25.08.
15.00 p.m.
Rome Präsident
Giovanni Gronchi
Stadio Olimpico
1964 10.10.
13.30 p.m.
Tokyo Emperor Hirohito Jingu National Stadium
1968 12.10.
12.00 p.m.
Mexico City President
Dr. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
Estadio Olimpico de la Ciudad Universitaria
1972 26.08.
15.00 p.m.
Munich Bundespräsident
Dr. Gustav Heinemann
Olympic Stadium
1976 15.07.
15.00 p.m.
Montreal Queen
Elizabeth II.
Olympic Stadium
1980 15.07.
15.00 p.m.
Moscow President
Leonid Breshnew
Leninstadion
1984 28.07.
15.00 p.m.
Los Angeles President
Ronald Reagan
Los Angeles 
Memorial Coliseum
1988 17.09.
10.30. a.m.
Seoul President
Roh Tae Woo
Olympic Stadium
1992 25.07.
20.00 p.m.
Barcelona King
Juan Carlos I.
Estadi Olimpic
1996 19.07.
19.30 p.m.
Atlanta President
Bill Clinton
Centennial Olympic Stadium
2000 15.09. Sydney Sir William Deane
Generalgouveneur Australia
Stadium Australia
2004 13.08. Athens President
Konstantinos Stefanopoulos
Olympic Stadium Spyros Louis
2008 08.08. Beijing President
Hu Jintao
Beijing National Stadium
(Bird´s Nest)