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Host Cities of the Olympic Games

Here is a list of all the host cities of the Summer Olympic Games since the first modern Olympics in Athens 1896. The next Olympic Games will be in Paris in 2024, and Los Angeles in 2028. See also the discussion about the host cities.

London is the only city to host the Summer Games three times: 1908, 1948 and 2012. In 2024, Paris will host the summer Olympics for the third time, and in 2028 LA will host the Games for the third time too. The 2028 Games will also be the fifth time the Games have been hosted in the USA, though in three different cities.

See also the list of bidding cities for each Olympics. We also have a list of the time zones and latitude for each Games host city.

List of Olympic Host Cities

Olympiad Year Host City, Country
I 1896 Athens, Greece
II 1900 Paris, France
III 1904 St Louis, USA
  1906 Athens, Greece
IV 1908 London, England, UK
V 1912 Stockholm, Sweden
VI 1916 Berlin, Germany (not held)
VII 1920 Antwerp, Belgium
VIII 1924 Paris, France
IX 1928 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
X 1932 Los Angeles, USA
XI 1936 Berlin, Germany
XII 1940 Tokyo, Japan / Helsinki, Finland (not held)
XIII 1944 London, England, UK (not held)
XIV 1948 London, England, UK
XV 1952 Helsinki, Finland
XVI 1956 Melbourne, Australia (also Stockholm, Sweden)
XVII 1960 Rome, Italy
XVIII 1964 Tokyo, Japan
XIX 1968 Mexico City, Mexico
XX 1972 Munich, Germany
XXI 1976 Montreal, Canada
XXII 1980 Moscow, USSR
XXIII 1984 Los Angeles, USA
XXIV 1988 Seoul, South Korea
XXV 1992 Barcelona, Spain
XXVI 1996 Atlanta, USA
XXVII 2000 Sydney, Australia
XXVIII 2004 Athens, Greece
XXIX 2008 Beijing, China
XXX 2012 London, England, UK
XXXI 2016 Rio, Brazil
XXXII 2021 Tokyo, Japan
XXXIII 2024 Paris, France
XXXIV 2028 Los Angeles, USA
XXXV 2032 Brisbane, Australia

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