Olympic Games Countries and Host Cities

When choosing locations for the Olympic Games, the IOC specifically gives the honor of holding the Games to a city rather than a country. London will be hosting the Games for a record three times in 2012, though cities in the USA have hosted the Games four times (also also the Winter Games four times).

Out of interest, here is a list of countries and the number of times they have had a city host the Games. See also the list of host cities.

List of Olympic Host Countries

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