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Host Cities of the Olympic Games

2014 (Winter) Sochi, Russia

2012 (Summer) London, UK

Past, Present and Future Hosts

In 1896 the first of the modern Olympic Games was held in Athens, capital city of Greece and home of the ancient Olympics. This was followed in 1900 by Paris, France. Since then, the Games have been held on every continent except Antarctica. Host cities of the 21st century to date are:

Year Season City Country
2000 Summer Sydney Australia
2002 Winter Salt Lake City USA
2004 Summer Athens Greece
2006 Winter Turin Italy
2008 Summer Beijing China
2010 Winter Vancouver Canada
2012 Summer London UK
2014 Winter Sochi Russia
2016 Summer Rio de Janeiro Brazil
2018 Winter Pyeongchang South Korea
2020 Summer Tokyo Japan
Popular Olympic Sports

Summer
Athletics Athletics
Badminton Badminton
Basketball Basketball
Boxing Boxing
Football Football
Hockey Hockey
Tennis Tennis
Winter
figure skating Fig. Skating
ice hockey Ice Hockey
Skiing Skiing

Other Popular Sports

Baseball Baseball
Cricket Cricket
Golf Golf
Rugby Rugby
Squash Squash


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