List of Olympic Games Countries and Host Cities

List of Olympic Games Countries and Host Cities: Hosting Olympic Games has been an impetus for some of the host countries, especially in terms of infrastructure. The first city to host three games with the Summer Olympics was London. The track record for the Olympic host cities is pretty uneven, where the upcoming 2024 Summer Olympic Games will be hosted by Paris and the 2028 will be by Los Angeles.

Olympic Games Host Cities
Olympic Games Host Cities

The cities hosting the Olympic Games undergo enormous, high risk mostly involved are the rock solid Olympic facilities and also arrangements of the athletes and delegates. These cities are selected by the IOC membership, usually seven years in advance which last for approximately two years. The executive board of the IOC decides which applicant cities will become the official candidates on the recommendations of a working group. Evaluation commission on the basis of thorough investigation submits the list of final cities to the selection committee. Finally the host city is chosen in the IOC session on the basis of votes in IOC members general meeting.

So far the continents of Europe have hosted 32 editions and 14 editions by America. Asia stands with seven games and Oceania with two. South East Asia’s first Olympic games was hosted by Singapore, while Rio de Janeiro become South America’s first Olympic host city with 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Middle East, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Central America and the Caribbean have never hosted the Olympic Games.

Bellow we have listed the Olympic Games host cities:

List of Olympic Host Countries

Country Summer Games Winter Games
USA 1904, 1932, 1984, 1996, (2028) 1932, 1960, 1980, 2002
France 1900, 1924, (2024) 1924, 1968, 1992
Germany 1936, 1972 1936
Greece 1896, 1906!, 2004
Japan 1964, (2020) 1972, 1998
Italy 1960 1956, 2006, (2026)
UK 1908, 1948, 2012
Canada 1976 1988, 2010
Australia 1956, 2000
Russia/USSR 1980 2014
South Korea 1988 2018
Switzerland 1928, 1948
Norway 1952, 1994
Austria 1964, 1976
China 2008 (2022)
Brazil 2016
Sweden 1912
Belgium 1920
Holland 1928
Finland 1952
Mexico 1968
Spain 1992
Yugoslavia 1984

List of Olympic Host Cities

Olympiad Year Host City, Country
I 1896 Athens, Greece
II 1900 Paris, France
III 1904 St Louis, USA
1906 Athens, Greece
IV 1908 London, England, UK
V 1912 Stockholm, Sweden
VI 1916 Berlin, Germany (not held)
VII 1920 Antwerp, Belgium
VIII 1924 Paris, France
IX 1928 Amsterdam, Holland
X 1932 Los Angeles, USA
XI 1936 Berlin, Germany
XII 1940 Tokyo, Japan /
Helsinki, Finland
(not held)
XIII 1944 London, England, UK
(not held)
XIV 1948 London, England, UK
XV 1952 Helsinki, Finland
XVI 1956 Melbourne, Australia
XVII 1960 Rome, Italy
XVIII 1964 Tokyo, Japan
XIX 1968 Mexico City, Mexico
XX 1972 Munich, Germany
XXI 1976 Montreal, Canada
XXII 1980 Moscow, USSR
XXIII 1984 Los Angeles, USA
XXIV 1988 Seoul, South Korea
XXV 1992 Barcelona, Spain
XXVI 1996 Atlanta, USA
XXVII 2000 Sydney, Australia
XXVIII 2004 Athens, Greece
XXIX 2008 Beijing, China
XXX 2012 London, England, UK
XXXI 2016 Rio, Brazil
XXXII 2021 Tokyo, Japan
XXXIII 2024 Paris, France
XXXIV 2028 Los Angeles, USA

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