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The International Olympic Committee organizes the games and oversees the host city's preparations.

The United States has hosted four Summer Olympics (1904, 1932, 1984, 1996), more than any other nation, and Great Britain has hosted three Summer Olympics (1908, 1948, 2012), all in London.

Tennis has a long Olympic history but withdrew from the programme after 1924. Professionals are now welcome to compete, and the Olympic competition includes men's and women's singles and men's and women's doubles.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) was founded in 1924 as the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF), changing its name in 1977.

The next Olympics, Atlanta 1996, had 5 events with the addition of mixed doubles.

There was also now a playoff between the two semifinal losers to determine the sole winner of the bronze medal. (d) = demonstration event Below is the gold medalists shown based by category and countries after the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The United States has hosted four Summer Olympics (1904, 1932, 1984, 1996), more than any other nation, and Great Britain has hosted three Summer Olympics (1908, 1948, 2012), all in London.

Tennis has a long Olympic history but withdrew from the programme after 1924. Professionals are now welcome to compete, and the Olympic competition includes men's and women's singles and men's and women's doubles.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) was founded in 1924 as the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF), changing its name in 1977.

The next Olympics, Atlanta 1996, had 5 events with the addition of mixed doubles.

There was also now a playoff between the two semifinal losers to determine the sole winner of the bronze medal. (d) = demonstration event Below is the gold medalists shown based by category and countries after the 2016 Summer Olympics.

By the late 19th century, the popularity of lawn tennis had overtaken croquet in England.