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Winter Olympics Host City Time Zones

Listed here are all the Winter Olympic Games host cities and the dates and local time zone for when they were held. See the full list of host cities.

List of Host Cities and Local Time #

Year Host city Country Opening Closing Timezone Offset (GMT)
2026 Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo Italy 6-Feb 22-Feb CET 1
2022 Beijing China 4-Feb 20-Feb CNST 8
2018 Pyeongchang South Korea 9-Feb 25-Feb KST 9
2014 Sochi Russia 7-Feb 23-Feb MSK 4
2010 Vancouver Canada 12-Feb 28-Feb PST -8
2006 Torino Italy 10-Feb 26-Feb CET 1
2002 Salt Lake City United States 8-Feb 24-Feb MST -7
1998 Nagano Japan 7-Feb 22-Feb JST 9
1994 Lillehammer Norway 12-Feb 27-Feb CET 1
1992 Albertville France 8-Feb 23-Feb CET 1
1988 Calgary Canada 13-Feb 28-Feb MST -7
1984 Sarajevo Yugoslavia 8-Feb 19-Feb CET 1
1980 Lake Placid United States 14-Feb 23-Feb EST -5
1976 Innsbruck Austria 4-Feb 15-Feb CET 1
1972 Sapporo Japan 3-Feb 13-Feb JST 9
1968 Grenoble France 6-Feb 18-Feb CET 1
1964 Innsbruck Austria 29-Jan 9-Feb CET 1
1960 Squaw Valley United States 18-Feb 28-Feb PST -8
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Italy 26-Jan 5-Feb CET 1
1952 Oslo Norway 14-Feb 25-Feb CET 1
1948 St. Moritz Switzerland 30-Jan 8-Feb CET 1
1940 canceled          
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany 6-Feb 16-Feb CET 1
1932 Lake Placid United States 4-Feb 15-Feb EST -5
1928 St. Moritz Switzerland 11-Feb 19-Feb CET 1
1924 Chamonix France 25-Jan 4-Feb WET 0

Time Zone Abbreviations

CEST Central European Summer Time
CET Central European Time
CNST China Standard Time
CST (North American) Central Standard Time
EDT (North American) Eastern Daylight Saving Time
EEST Eastern European Summer Time
EET Eastern European Time
EST (North American) Eastern Standard Time
GMT Greenwich Mean Time
JST Japan Standard Time
KDT Korea Daylight Saving Time
KST Korea Standard Time
MSK Moscow Standard Time
MST Mountain Standard Time
NST Netherlands Summer Time
PDT Pacific Daylight Saving Time
PMT Paris Mean Time
PST Pacific Standard Time
WEST Western European Summer Time
WET Western European Time

# data provided by Hank Wisniewski of Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

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