Olympic Games Host City Bids

Listed here are all the summer Olympic Games bidding cities (data up until 2024). There is a list of trivia about the bidding cities. See the full list of winning host cities.


Olympiad Year Host City, Country bids
I 1896 Athens, Greece None
II 1900 Paris, France None
III 1904 St Louis, USA Chicago
IV 1908 London, England, UK Rome, Berlin
V 1912 Stockholm, Sweden Berlin
VI 1916 Berlin, Germany (not held) Budapest, Alexandria, Cleveland
VII 1920 Antwerp, Belgium Amsterdam
VIII 1924 Paris, France Amsterdam, Rome, Los Angeles, Prague, Barcelona
IX 1928 Amsterdam, Holland None
X 1932 Los Angeles, USA None
XI 1936 Berlin, Germany Barcelona
XII 1940 Tokyo, Japan / Helsinki, Finland (not held) None
XIII 1944 London, England, UK (not held) None
XIV 1948 London, England, UK None
XV 1952 Helsinki, Finland Detroit, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Minneapolis
XVI 1956 Melbourne, Australia Detroit, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Mexico City, Minneapolis, San Francisco
XVII 1960 Rome, Italy Detroit, Lausanne, Budapest, Brussels, Mexico City
XVIII 1964 Tokyo, Japan Detroit, Vienna, Brussels
XIX 1968 Mexico City, Mexico Detroit, Lyon, Buenos Aires
XX 1972 Munich, Germany Montreal, Madrid, Detroit
XXI 1976 Montreal, Canada Moscow, Los Angeles
XXII 1980 Moscow, USSR Los Angeles
XXIII 1984 Los Angeles, USA None
XXIV 1988 Seoul, South Korea Nagoya
XXV 1992 Barcelona, Spain Paris, Brisbane, Belgrade, Birmingham, Amsterdam
XXVI 1996 Atlanta, USA Athens, Belgrade, Toronto, Manchester, Melbourne
XXVII 2000 Sydney, Australia Berlin, Bejing, Istanbul, Manchester
XXVIII 2004 Athens, Greece Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Lille, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Cape Town, Seville, Istanbul, Stockholm, San Juan (Puerto Rico).
XXIX 2008 Beijing, China Toronto, Cairo, Havana, Paris, Osaka, Kuala Lumpur, Seville, Bangkok, Istanbul
XXX 2012 London, England, UK Rio de Janeiro, Havana, Paris, Leipzig, Moscow, Madrid, Istanbul, New York.
XXXI 2016 Rio, Brazil Baku, Prague, Tokyo, Doha, Madrid, Chicago
XXXII 2021 Tokyo, Japan Istanbul, Madrid, Baku, Doha, Rome
XXXIII 2024 Paris, France Los Angeles, Budapest, Hamburg, Rome
XXXIV 2028 Los Angeles, USA none
XXXV 2032 Brisbane, Australia none


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