This year, the Olympics were held in London, England. The Modern Olympics are held every four years in different cities voted on by citizens in the world. They consist of 36 different sports and 205 countries participate. It is the third most watched televised event under the Super Bowl and the World Cup. The hosting city prepares a lot making stadiums, decorations, and when I went to London in March of 2012, there was a big sign counting down the seconds to the Olympics in London.