Host Cities of the Olympic Games

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. In 2022, Beijing, China will become the first city ever to host both Summer and Winter Olympics. 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
2022† Winter Beijing China
*rescheduled to 2021 because of Covid-19
†subject to country-level boycotts
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