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Completet List of National Parks in India (State-wise)

Complete List of National Parks in India: National parks are the protected area or conservation area by Government which is necessary for the purpose of protecting and propagating or developing wildlife or its environment, due to its natural, ecological, floral, fauna, geomorphology, or zoological value or importance. No human activity is allowed inside the national park.


Important Points Related to National Parks in India:

* In India there are 104 (one hundred four) National Parks.

* 1st National Park in India: Jim Corbett National Park (Earlier name was Hailey National Park)

* India's Largest National Park: Hemis (Jammu & Kashmir)

* India's Smallest National Park: South Button Island (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)

* No human activity is allowed inside the national park.

* Covered 1.23 percent of Geographical area.



List of National Parks in India:

Here is the state-wise complete list of National Parks in India, which is an important segment of General Knowledge (GK), as there commonly asked various questions related to national parks in various competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, IAS Exam, Bank, Insurance, etc.



Andaman and Nicobar
1. Mahatama Gandhi Marine (Wandoor) National Park
2. Middle Button Island National Park
3. Mount Harriett National Park
4. North Button Island National Park
5. Rani Jhansi Marine National Park
6. Saddle Peak National Park
7. South Button Island National Park
8. Campbell Bay National Park
9. Galathea Bay National Park


Andhra Pradesh
1. Papikonda National Park
2. Sri Venkateswara National Park
3. Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary
4. Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary


Arunachal Pradesh
1. Mouling National Park
2. Namdapha National Park
3. Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary


Assam
1. Kaziranga National Park: (One-Horned Rhinoceros, UNESCO World Heritage Site)
2. Dibru-Saikhowa National Park: (Feral horse, Golden Langur)
3. Manas National Park: (Golden Langur, Red Panda, UNESCO World Heritage Site)
4. Nameri National Park
5. Orang National Park


Bihar
1. Valmiki National Park
2. Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary


Chhattisgarh
1. Indravati National Park
2. Kanger Valley National Park
3. Guru Ghasi Das (Sanjay) National Park
4. Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary


Goa
1. Mollem National Park
2. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary


Gujarat
1. Gir Forest National Park (Asiatic lion)
2. Blackbuck National Park (Black Buck)
3. Marine National Park, Gulf of Kutch
4. Vansda National Park
5. Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary


Haryana
1. Kalesar National Park
2. Sultanpur National Park


Himachal Pradesh
1. Pin Valley National Park
2. Great Himalayan National Park
3. Inderkilla National Park
4. Khirganga National Park
5. Simbalbara National Park


Jammu & Kashmir
1. Dachigam National Park (Kashmir stag)
2. Hemis National Park
3. Kishtwar National Park
4. Salim Ali National Park


Jharkhand
1. Betla National Park (Forest owlets, Sloth bear, Bison)


Karnataka
1. Dandeli National Park
2. Nagarhole National Park Or known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park)
3. Bandipur National Park
4. Bannerghatta National Park (Sloth Bear)
5. Kudremukh National Park
6. Anshi national park


Kerala
1. Pambadum Shola National Park
2. Eravikulam National Park (Nilgiri Tahr- found in western ghats)
3. Mathikettan Shola National Park
4. Silent Valley National Park (Lion-tailed macaque- found in western ghats)
5. Anamudi Shola National Park
6. Periyar National Park


Madhya Pradesh
1. Bandhavgarh National Park
2. Pench National Park
3. Kanha National Park
4. Panna National Park
5. Madhav National Park
6. Mandla Plant Fossils National Park
7. Pench National Park
8. Sanjay National Park
9. Satpura National Park
10. Van Vihar national park
11. Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary


Maharastra
1. Sanjay Gandhi National Park
2. Chandoli National Park
3. Navegaon National Park
4. Tadoba National Park
5. Gugamal national park


Manipur
1. Keibul Lamjao National Park (Sangai or Dancing Deers, Only floating park in the world)
2. Sirohi National Park


Meghalaya
1. Balphakram National Park (Red Panda)
2. Nokrek National Park (Red Panda, UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve)


Mizoram
1. Murlen National Park
2. Phawngpui Blue National Park
3. Dampa Tiger Reserve


Nagaland
1. Ntangki National Park


Odisha
1. Similipal National Park
2. Bhitarkanika National Park (Mangroves, Salt water crocodile)


Rajasthan
1. Keoladeo National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
2. Sariska National Park
3. Ranthambore National Park
4. Mukundra Hills (Darrah) National Park
5. Desert National Park (Great Indian bustard)
6. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary


Sikkim
1. Khangchendzonga National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site, Musk Deer)


Tamil Nadu
1. Mudumalai National Park
2. Mukurthi National Park (Nilgiri tahr)
3. Indira Gandhi (Annamalai) National Park
4. Guindy National Park
5. Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park


Telangana
1. Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park
2. Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park
3. Mrugavani National Park
4. Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary


Tripura
1. Bison(Rajbari) National Park
2. Clouded Leopard National Park


Uttarakhand
1. Rajaji National Park
2. Jim Corbett National Park
3. Gangotri National Park
4. Valley of Flowers National Park
5. Govind Pashu Vihar
6. Nanda Devi National Park


Uttar Pradesh
1. Dudhwa National Park


West Bengal
1. Buxa Tiger Reserve
2. Sunderbans Wildlife Sanctuary (UNESCO World Heritage Site, Royal Bengal Tigers)
3. Jaldapara National Park (Indian rhinoceros)
4. Buxa National Park
5. Neora Valley NationalPark
6. Singalila National Park
7. Gorumara National Park

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Sahitya Akademi Award Winners List Assamese: Complete List Since 1955

Several Assamese writers have so far received the Sahitya Akademi Award for their literary creations of exceptional and merit.

* No awards were conferred in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1971, 1973 and 2013.



Here the complete list of Sahitya Akademi Award Winners List for the Assamese since 1955.

Year Writer/ Author Book
1955 Jatindranath Dowara Bonphool
1960 Benudhar Sharma Kangrechar Kachiyali Rodot
1961 Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya Iyaruingam
1964 Birinchi Kumar Barua Asamar Loka Sanskriti
1966 Ambikagiri Raichoudhury Bedanar Ulka
1967 Trailokyanath Goswami Adhunik Galpa Sahitya
1968 Nalinibala Devi Alakananda
1969 Atul Chandra Hazarika Manchalekha
1970 Lakshminath Phukan Mahatmar Pora Rupkonarloi
1972 Syed Abdul Malik Aghari Atmar Kahini
1974 Saurabh Kumar Chaliha Golam
1975 Nabakanta Barua Koka Deutar har
1976 Bhabendra Nath Saikia Srinkhal
1977 Anand Chandra Barua Bakul Banar Kavita
1978 Homen Borgohain Pita Putra
1979 Bhaben Barua Sonali Jahaj
1980 Jogesh Das Prithibir Axukh
1981 Nilamani Phookan (Jr.) Kabita
1982 Mamoni Roysom Goswami
(Indira Goswami)
Mamare Dhara Tarowal Aru Dukhan Upanyash
1983 Nirmalprabha Bordoloi Sudirgha Din Aru Ritu
1984 Debendra Nath Acharya Jangam
1985 Krishna Kanta Handique Krishna Kanta Handique Rachna-Sambhar
1986 Tirthanath Sarma Benudhar Sarma
1987 Harekrishna Deka Aan Ejan
1988 Laksminandan Bora Patal Bahirabi
1989 Hiren Gohain Asamiya Jatiya Jivanata Mahapurushiya Parampara
1990 Sneha Devi Snehadevir Ekuki Galpa
1991 Ajit Barua Brahmaputra Ityadi Padya
1992 Hiren Bhattacharyya Shaichar Pathar Manuh
1993 Keshav Mahanta Mor Je Kiman Hepah
1994 Sheelabhadra
(Rebati Mohan Dutta Choudhury)
Madhupur Bahudur
1995 Chandra Prasad Saikia Maharathi
1996 Nirupama Borgohain Abhijatri
1997 Nagen Saikia Andharat Nijar Mukh
1998 Arun Sarma Asirbadar Rang
1999 Medini Choudhury Bipponna Samay
2000 Apurba Sharma Baghe Tapur Rati
2001 Mahim Bora Edhani Mahir Hahi
2002 Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya Mahat Oitijya
2003 Bireswar Barua Anek Manuh Anek Thai Aru Nirjanata
2004 Hirendra Nath Dutta Manuh Anukule
2005 Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi Mouna Uth Mukhar Hridoy
2006 Atulananda Goswami Cheneh Jorir Ganthi
2007 Purabi Bormudoi Santanukulanandan
2008Rita ChowdhuryDeo Langkhui
2009 Dhrubajyoti Bora Katha Ratnakar
2010 Keshada Mahanta Assamiya Ramayani sahitya : kathabastur atiguri
2011 Kabin Phukan Aei anuragi aei udas
2012 Patkai Epare Mor Des Chandana Goswami
2013 Rabindra Sarkar Dhuliyori Bharir Sans
2014 Arupa Kalita Patangia Mariam Astin Athaba Hira Barua
2015 Kula Saikia Akashar Chhabi Aru Anyanya Galpa
2016 Jnan Pujari Maghmalar Bhraman
2017 Jayanta Madhab Bora Moriahola
2018 Sananta Tanty Kaliloir Dintu Amar Hobo
2019 Joyasree Goswami Mahanta Chanakya

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Largest, Longest, Biggest, Highest, Tallest and Smallest in India

Largest, Longest, Biggest, Highest, Tallest and Smallest in India:

lt is being seen that a lot of questions are commonly asked based on the Largest, Longest, Biggest and Highest things/ objects in India in the various competitive exams like PSC/ SSC/ Banking/ Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), etc. and also in various Group D examinations conducted by DHS Assam, PNRD Assam, Assam Police, etc. 


So to look after the requirements of these students, we are giving some superlatives known and unknown facts about Largest, Longest, Biggest and Highest in India.


1. Largest Desert:
* Thar (Rajasthan)

2. Largest Corridor:
* Rameshwaram Temple Corridor

3. Largest Dome:
* Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur (Karnataka)

4. Largest Natural Fresh Water Lake:
* Wular Lake (Kashmir)

5. Largest  Lake of Saline Water
* Chilka Lake in Odisha

6. Largest State
* Rajasthan (in terms of area)

7. Largest Mosque:
* Jama Masjid (Delhi)

8. Largest Museum: 
* Indian Museum (Kolkata)

9. Largest Tunnel:
* Jawaharlal Tunnel, Banihal Pass (Jammu and Kashmir)

10. Largest Delta in India and World
* Sundarban Delta

11. Largest Man-made Lake
* Govind Vallabh Pant Sagar

12. Largest Fort in India
* Chittaurgarh

13. Largest Island in India
* Majuli (Assam)

14. Largest Building in India
* Rashtrapati Bhawan (Delhi)

15. Largest Zoo
* Zoological Garden, Kolkata

16. Largest Public Sector Bank
* State Bank of India

17. Largest Cave in India
* Amarnath Cave (Jammu and Kashmir)

18. Largest State by Population
* Uttar Pradesh

19. Largest National Park in India
* Hemis National Park (Jammu & Kashmir)

20. Largest Forest Cover State
* Madhya Pradesh (77,522 sq. km. in terms of area)

21. Largest Port
* Mumbai

22. Longest Beach in India
* Marina Beach in Chennai

23. Longest Expressway:
* Agra Lucknow Expressway

24. Longest Railway Platform:
*  Gorakhpur Junction (Uttar Pradesh)

25. Longest Coastline in India
* Gujarat State forms Longest Coastline in India

26. Longest River:
* Ganga

27. Longest Tributary River
* Yamuna River

28. Longest River Bridge:
* Dhola Sadiya Bridge

29. Longest Road
* Grand Trunk Road

30. Longest Dam:
* Hirakud Dam (Orissa)

31. Longest Railway Route
* Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari: Vivek Exp. 4286 Km.

32. Longest Canal:
* Indira Gandhi Canal in Rajasthan

33. Longest Highway:
* National Highway 44 (New Numbering) Former NH 7 (connecting Uttar Pradesh to Tamil Nadu)

34. Biggest Cantilever Bridge:
* Rabindra Howrah Bridge on Hoogle River, Kolkata.

35. Biggest Cave Temple:
* Ellora Temple, Aurangabad ( Maharashtra )

36. Highest Mountain
* Kanchenjungha

37. Highest Dam:
* Bhakra Dam (Himachal Pradesh)

38. Highest Gateway:
* Buland Darwaza in Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh)

39. Highest Peak
* Karkoram-2 / K-2 (8611 meter)

40. Highest Railway Station
* Ghum (Darjeeling)

41. Highest Award in India
* Bharat Ratna

42. Highest Gallantry Award in India
* Paramveer Chakra

43. Highest Airport in India
* Leh, Laddakh

44. Highest Tower of India
* Qutab Minar in Delhi

45. Highest Road
* Road at Khardungla

46. Tallest Statue:
* Statue of Unity (Gujarat), 182 meter

47. Tallest Minaret:
* Qutub Minar, Mehrauli (New Delhi)

48. Tallest Dam in India
* Tehri Dam in Uttarkhand

49. Tallest Building in India
* Imperial Tower in Mumbai

50. Heaviest Rainfall:
* Mawsynram (Meghalaya)

51. Most Populous City:
* Mumbai

52. Smallest State of India (Area)
* Goa (in terms of area)

53. Smallest State (Population)
* Sikkim

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Information about Assam | Assam at a Glance

Here we have given some important information about Assam state, which are most frequently asked as Assam GK MCQ in various competitive examinations of Assam. This information will help in carrying marks in the General Knowledge section of various exams such as PNRD Assam, DHS Assam, Assam TET, Assam Police exam etc.



  Information about Assam | Assam at a Glance  
Capital Dispur
Geographical Area 78438.08 Sq. Km.

Districts (Year 2016) 33
No. of Subdivisions 80
Revenue Circle 184
Blocks 219
Zila Parishad 20
Gaon Panchayat 2202
Towns 214
Villages 26,395

Total Population (Census 2011) 3,12,05,576
Male Population (Census 2011)1,59,39,443
Female Population (Census 2011) 1,52,66,133
Rural Population (Census 2011) 2,68,07,034
Urban Population (Census 2011) 43,98,542
Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 958/1000
Literacy Rate (Census 2011) 72.19%

Lok Sabha Constituency 126
Rajya Sabha Seat 7
Governor Jagdish Mukhi
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
High Court Gauhati High Court
Official Language Assamese, Bengali, Bodo

No. of National Parks 5
No. of Wild Life Sanctuaries 17
No. of Tea Gardens (Small Growers) 84577
No. of Tea Gardens (Big Growers) 767

Important Minerals Coal, Petroleum, Limestone, Dolemite,
Sillimanite, Iron ore, Glass Sand, 
Ceramic clay (all varieties), Uranium, Natural Gas.

Tribes of Assam (i) Bodo Kachari, (ii) Mising, (iii) Deori,
(iv) Rabha, (v) Tiwa or Lalung, (vi) Khamti,
(vii) Sonowal Kachari, (viii) Tai Phake or Phakial,
(ix) Dimasa Kachari, (x) Karbi, (xi) Barmans,
(xii) Hmar, (xiii) Kuki, (xiv) Rengma Naga,
(xv) Zema Nagas, (xvi) Hajong, (xvii) Garo,
(xviii) Khasi, (xix) Jaintia, (xx) Mech.

State Animal One-horned Rhino
State Bird White-winged Wood Duck
State Tree Hollong
State Flower Foxtail orchids

*All data are collected from Census 2011 and Assam at a Glance of Directorate of Economics and Statistics Portal.

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8 Classical Dance of India: Different Types of Classical Dances in India with States

8 Classical Dance of India: India has a very rich for the culture of dance and music, traditional, classical, folk, and Tribal dances style. We are going to discuss about the classical dances of India in this article.


What is the 8 Classical Dance of India?

Following are the eight classical dances of India:
  1. Bharatanatyam, from Tamil Nadu.
  2. Kathak, from Uttar Pradesh.
  3. Kathakali, from Kerala.
  4. Kuchipudi, from Andhra Pradesh.
  5. Odissi, from Odisha.
  6. Sattriya, from Assam.
  7. Manipuri, from Manipur.
  8. Mohiniyattam, from Kerala.

1. Bharatanatyam (Poetry in Motion) - Tamil Nadu:

It is a popular dance form in South-eastern parts of India, where it originated in temples. If follows the principles of the Natya Shastra (by Bharata 4000 BC), lt is a solo dance meant to be performed by women.

2. Kathakali - Kerala:

It is a dance tradition of Kerela. It originated in the courts of kings; in which a story is related through dance embodying the principles laid down in the ancient Hindu manuals of dances and dramas. The body gestures, hand movements and eye/ eyeball movements comprise its language.

3. Kathak - Uttar Pradesh:

It is a north-Indian dance purely for amusement which flourished in the princely states. Jaipur, Lucknow, and Banaras were the centers where this dance flourished. It has its roots in 'Katha', meaning story. The storytellers who were attached to the temples in North India, narrated stories about Radha and Krishna from the epic Binda Din Maharaj, Kalkadin, Achchan Maharaj, Gopi Krishana and Birju Maharaj are some of the gurus of this dance form.


4. Odissi - Odisha:

It is a variation of Bharatanatyam based on the Natya Shastra. Odissi is woven around the main Tribhanga pose typical to Indian sculpture. The name of Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra is at the forefront of the greatest of Odissi exponents.


5. Kuchipudi - Andhra Pradesh:

It is also a variation of Bharatnatyam and is a dance of the drama tradition of Andhra Pradesh. lt originated in a place called Kuchelapur. Traditionally, it is performed by men attired like women. Vedantham Satyanarayan is known as one of the greatest gurus of Kuchipudi.


6. Sattriya - Assam:

It is a dance form of the state of Assam. Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva forms Sattriya Nritya as a companion to the Ankiya Naat (a form of Assam one-act plays devised by him), which were usually performed in the Sattras, as Assam's religious communities are called.


7. Mohiniyattam - Kerala:

It is a classical dance that developed and remained popular in the state of Kerala, India is closely related to Bharathanatyam of Tamil Nadu,  Believed to have originated in 16th century CE, which was originally called 'Dasiyattam'. The name Mohiniyattam dance gets from the word Mohini. In Hindu mythology, Mohini is a goddess and the only female avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. This is a popular dance form with a drama in dance, performed with subtle gestures and footwork.


8. Manipuri - Manipur:

Manipuri originated from Manipur in northeastern India. It is considered the most meaningful of all the classical dances. This dance is perfectly religious. It often portrays scenes from the life of the god Krishna. Manipuri is distinguished by smooth and graceful movements, it is generally associated with rituals and traditional festivals.

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Complete List of Bird Sanctuaries in India

Complete List of Bird Sanctuaries in India: The Bird sanctuary in India is a segment of Geography, environment, and ecology, which is an important static General Knowledge (GK) topic for various competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, IAS Exam, etc.


Trivia:

* Kulik (Raiganj) Bird Sanctuary is the largest bird sanctuaries in Asia.

* Nawabganj is one of the luckiest sanctuaries that have such a huge range of wildlife creatures in Utharapradesh, India.

* The Vedanthangal is the oldest and smallest bird sanctuary in India, situated in Tamil Nadu. 



Here is the state-wise complete list of Bird Sanctuaries in India:

Name of the State Name of the Bird Sanctuary
Andhra Pradesh Atapaka Bird Sanctuary
Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary
Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary
Sri Peninsula Narasimha Wildlife Sanctuary
Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary
Assam Bordoibam Beelmukh Birds Sanctuary
Deepor Beel bird sanctuary
Panidihing bird sanctuary
Bihar Nagi Dam Bird Sanctuary
Nakti Dam Bird Sanctuary
Bhimband Wildlife Sanctuary
Delhi Najafgarh drain bird sanctuary
Goa Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Gujarat
Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary
Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary
Kutch Bustard Sanctuary
Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
Porbandar Bird Sanctuary
Thol Lake
Haryana
Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
Khaparwas Wildlife Sanctuary
Himachal Pradesh Gamgul
Karnataka
Attiveri Bird Sanctuary
Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary
Bonal Bird Sanctuary
Gudavi Bird Sanctuary
Kaggaladu Bird Sanctuary
Magadi Bird Sanctuary
Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary
Puttenahalli Lake (Yelahanka)
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Kerala
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
Pathiramanal Kerala
Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Maharashtra
Mayani Bird Sanctuary
Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary
Mizoram
Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary
Odisha
Chilika Lake
Punjab
Harike bird sanctuary
Rajasthan
Keoladeo National Park
Khichan Bird Sanctuary
Tal Chhapar Sanctuary
Tamil Nadu
Chitrangudi Bird Sanctuary
Kanjirankulam Bird Sanctuary
Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary
Suchindram Theroor Birds Sanctuary
Udayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Vellode Birds Sanctuary
Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary
Uttar Pradesh
Bakhira Sanctuary
Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
Okhla SanctuarY
Patna Bird Sanctuary
Saman Sanctuary
Samaspur Sanctuary
Sandi Bird Sanctuary
Thasrana Bird Sanctuary
West Bengal
Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary
Raigani Wildlife Sanctuary

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List of Olympic Games Host Cities | Olympic Games History

Olympic Games History:

The Olympic Games are international sports, which were reintroduced in the 19th century. Baron Pierre de Coubertin has founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894.

The first Olympic Games hosted in Athens City of Greece. Since then the Olympic Games have been organized every 4 years in different cities of the world.





  List of Olympic Games Host Cities  

Year City Country
1896 Athens Greece
1900 Paris Franch
1904 St. Louis United States
1908 London England
1912 Stockholm Sweden
1916 Berlin Germany
(Not Held)
1920 Antwerp Belgium
1924 Paris Franch
1928 Amsterdam Netherlands
1932 Los Angles United States
1936 Berlin Germany
1940 Tokyo
Helsinki
Japan
Finland
(Not Held)
1944 London Great Britain
(Not Held)
1948 London England
1952 Helsinki Finland
1956 Melbourne Australia
1960 Rome Italy
1964 Tokyo Japan
1968 Mexico City Mexico
1972 Munich West Germany
1976 Montreal Canada
1980 Moscow Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles United States
1988 Seoul South Korea
1992 Barcelona Spain
1996 Atlanta United States
2000 Sydnes Australia
2004 Athens Greece
2008 Beijing China
2012 London England
2016 Rio de Janeiro Japan
2020 Tokyo Japan
2024 Paris France
2028 Los Angeles United States
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