oslo hosted the games in 52 and lillehammer hosted the games in 94. great momemts took place in lillehammer like dan jansen winning in speed skating for her dearly deported sister. as for popular sports here in texas. i love the spurs and the all-star game(slam dunk contest stinks). and sometimes UTSA college basketball. but when it comes to the games, you never want to leave your home. its great knowing the sports and knowing the host city. makes you think youre there.