The Summer Olympics is an international sporting event hosted by different countries every four years with male and female athletes and players taking part in various individual sports and team sports. The first official modern Olympic games were held in 1896 and included only nine sporting events for men. Today the competitions and players continue to increase in number and have also adapted to include women. Countries that have traditionally experienced summer seasons have always been the predominant participants of the Summer Olympic games. The purpose of these sports is to promote international peace, but they are also used for tourist attractions showcasing the cities where they are held as well as stages for celebrating athletic skills.