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, (2028)||1932, 1960, 1980, 2002|
|France||1900, 1924, (2024)||1924, 1968, 1992|
|Greece||1896, 1906!, 2004|
|Japan||1964, (2020)||1972, 1998|
|Italy||1960||1956, 2006, (2026)|
|UK||1908, 1948, 2012|
|Australia||1956, 2000, (2032)|
- See also other sporting lists