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Winter Olympics Host City List

The winter Olympic Games were first held in 1924, beginning a tradition of holding them a few months earlier and in a different city than the summer Olympic Games. Beginning in 1994, the winter Olympic Games were held in completely different years (two years apart) than the summer Games. Winter Games were held just two years apart in 1992 and 1994 to achieve this.

List of Winter Olympic Games Host Cities

The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing China. The following Winter Olympics will be in Italy. Click on the links for more information about each of the past Games. See also the list of host city bidding cities, dates and time zones, and location.

Year Host city Country Dates Held
2026 Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo Italy February 6–22
2022 Beijing China February 4-20
2018 PyeongChang South Korea February 9–25
2014 Sochi Russia February 7–23
2010 Vancouver Canada February 12-28
2006 Torino Italy February 10-26
2002 Salt Lake City United States February 8-24
1998 Nagano Japan February 7-22
1994 Lillehammer Norway February 12-27
1992 Albertville France February 8-23
1988 Calgary Canada February 13-28
1984 Sarajevo Yugoslavia February 8-19
1980 Lake Placid United States February 13-24
1976 Innsbruck Austria February 4-15
1972 Sapporo Japan February 3-13
1968 Grenoble France February 6-18
1964 Innsbruck Austria January 29-February 9
1960 Squaw Valley United States February 18-28
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Italy January 26 - February 5
1952 Oslo Norway February 14 - 25
1948 St. Moritz Switzerland January 30 - February 8
1944 canceled
1940 canceled
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany February 6 - 16
1932 Lake Placid United States February 4 - 15
1928 St. Moritz Switzerland February 11 - 19
1924 Chamonix France January 25 - February 5

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