Largest stadium to host the Olympics

The Olympic Games has had a long history of hosting events in large capacity stadiums.

The first Games, at Athens 1896, had its opening and closing ceremonies and hosted four sports at the Panathenaic Stadium, which can seat 80,000.

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, host of the 1932 Summer Games, was the first Olympic venue to cross the 100,000 capacity mark.

Meanwhile, the largest stadium to host an Olympic Games comes from Down Under.

Stadium Australia in Sydney, Australia is the largest stadium to host an Olympic Games to date.

Previously known as ANZ Stadium and Telstra Stadium, it was unveiled in 1999 - in time for the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

The Games' closing ceremony saw an attendance of 114,714 people.

Since its reconstruction in 2003, the capacity of the stadium has reduced to 83,500.

However, it still holds the record of the largest crowd to attend an Olympic Games event.


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