Where Are the Next 5 Olympic Games?
Every four years, the world turns its eyes to the Olympic Games, which brings together athletes from around the globe to participate in sports for an audience of millions. Naturally, as the premiere event for worldwide sports, the honor of hosting an Olympiad is one of the most prized achievements a country can gain. Dozens of nations have been the home of the Olympics over the years, and many have even hosted multiple times. But where will the next five Olympic Games take place? Below, we will provide the answer.
Which Countries Will Host the Next Five Olympics?
The Olympics take a great deal of effort and money to prepare for and host. Thus, host countries and cities are announced well in advance, and of the next five Olympics, four have had their host cities confirmed by the International Olympic Committee. The next five Olympics, as well as their types, dates, and locations, are as follows:
|YEAR||TYPE OF OLYMPICS||DATES||LOCATION|
|2024||Summer||July 26-August 11||Paris, France|
|2026||Winter||February 6-22||Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy|
|2028||Summer||July 14-30||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|2030||Winter||February 8-24||TO BE ANNOUNCED (2023)|
|2032||Summer||July 23-August 8||Brisbane, Australia|
2024, 2028, and 2032 Summer Olympics
The next three Summer Olympic Games will be held in 2024, 2028, and 2032. The 2024 Summer Olympics will be held in Paris, marking the third time the city has hosted the games and the sixth time overall that the country of France has been the site of the host city. As of 2024, Paris will become the second city to have hosted three summer games, after London, England.
The 2028 Summer Olympics will be held in Los Angeles, California. This will mark the third time Los Angeles has hosted the Summer Games (and thus will tie it with London and Paris), while it will be the ninth time an Olympic host city has been in the United States.
In 2032, the Summer Games will be held in Brisbane, Australia. This will be the third time Australia has hosted the Olympic Games, after the 1956 Melbourne Games and the 2000 Sydney Games.
2026 Winter Olympics
The next Winter Olympic Games are set to occur in 2026. They will be held in two Italian cities, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo. This will mark the second time that Cortina d'Ampezzo has been the site of a Winter Olympics, as it previously held the 1956 Winter Games. This will be the third overall time that Italy has hosted an Olympics, after 1956 and 2006.
2030 Winter Olympics
Among the next five Olympic Games, the 2030 Winter Olympics is the only Olympiad whose location has not yet been announced. However, bidding for the hosting job is currently in the process of occurring, with an official announcement expected to occur in 2023, when the International Olympic Committee meets in Mumbai, India. The cities that are considered to be major contenders for the honor of hosting the 2030 Winter Games include:
- Barcelona-Zaragoza-Pyrenees (these three cities represent a joint bid by the countries of Spain, Andorra and France)
- Sapporo, Japan
- Vancouver-Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Olympics Beyond 2032
In addition to the 2030 Winter Games, bidding is also underway for the 2036 Summer Olympics, with a number of countries preparing to put their names in for consideration. Some of these countries include:
- The United Kingdom
How are Olympic host countries chosen?
Olympic host countries and cities are selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which meets every year to determine who will host each iteration of the games. Each active member of the IOC has a single vote, and votes are cast in a secret ballot. Members are forbidden to vote on any decision in which a city or state from their native country is a candidate, in order to prevent votes from being biased. In the event that a majority decision is not reached in a single round of voting, the candidate with the fewest votes is dropped, and voting continues until there is a majority.
Which countries have hosted the Olympics the most?
The country which has hosted the most Olympic Games overall (Summer and Winter combined) is the United States, which has hosted nine times. The US has hosted the Summer Games in 1904, 1932, 1984, and 1996, has hosted the Winter Games in 1932, 1960, 1980, and 2002, and will host the Summer Games for a fifth time in 2028. The US is followed in Olympic hosting by France, which will have hosted six times as of 2024. In third place are Italy and Japan, with four hostings apiece.