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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 and Paris have hosted the Games for a record three times, 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, (2034)
France 1900, 1924, 2024 1924, 1968, 1992, (2030)
Germany 1936, 1972 1936
Greece 1896, 1906!, 2004  
Japan 1964, (2020) 1972, 1998
Italy 1960 1956, 2006, (2026)
UK 1908, 1948, 2012  
Canada 1976 1988, 2010
Australia 1956, 2000, (2032)  
Russia/USSR 1980 2014
South Korea 1988 2018
Switzerland   1928, 1948
Norway   1952, 1994
Austria   1964, 1976
China 2008 2022
Brazil 2016  
Sweden 1912  
Belgium 1920  
Holland 1928  
Finland 1952  
Mexico 1968  
Spain 1992  
Yugoslavia   1984


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