Full List of Olympic Games Cities

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Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.

The Olympic Games are considered the world’s foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.

Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD.

Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896. The IOC is the governing body of the Olympic Movement, with the Olympic Charter defining its structure and authority.

City Country Year
Athens  Greece 1896
Paris  France 1900
St. Louis  United States 1904
London  United Kingdom 1908
Stockholm  Sweden 1912
Berlin  Germany 1916
Antwerp  Belgium 1920
Chamonix  France 1924
Paris  France
St. Moritz   Switzerland 1928
Amsterdam  Netherlands
Lake Placid  United States 1932
Los Angeles  United States
Garmisch-Partenkirchen  Nazi Germany 1936
Berlin  Nazi Germany
Sapporo  Japan 1940
Helsinki  Finland
Cortina d’Ampezzo  Italy 1944
London  United Kingdom
St. Moritz   Switzerland 1948
London  United Kingdom
Oslo  Norway 1952
Helsinki  Finland
Cortina d’Ampezzo  Italy 1956
Squaw Valley  United States 1960
Rome  Italy
Innsbruck  Austria 1964
Tokyo  Japan
Grenoble  France 1968
Mexico City  Mexico
Sapporo  Japan 1972
Munich  West Germany
Innsbruck  Austria 1976
Montreal  Canada
Lake Placid  United States 1980
Moscow  Soviet Union
Sarajevo  Yugoslavia 1984
Los Angeles  United States
Calgary  Canada 1988
Seoul  South Korea
Albertville  France 1992
Barcelona  Spain
Lillehammer  Norway 1994
Atlanta  United States 1996
Nagano  Japan 1998
Sydney  Australia 2000
Salt Lake City  United States 2002
Athens  Greece 2004
Turin  Italy 2006
Beijing[f]  China 2008
Vancouver  Canada 2010
London  United Kingdom 2012
Sochi  Russia 2014
Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 2016
Pyeongchang  South Korea 2018
Tokyo  Japan 2020
Beijing  China 2022
Paris or
Los Angeles
(pending the election on September 13, 2017)
 France or
United States
(pending the election on September 13, 2017)

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