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Olympic host cities are chosen through a long process of bids and ballots. Representatives from the cities apply and then present their cases for becoming the next Olympic host city. The short listed cities lobby for votes among the member nations of the International Olympic Committee. Olympic host cities are chosen several years before the Olympic events begin, so that the city has time to prepare.
Olympic Host Cities Facts
- Most of the past Olympic host cities are located in Europe.
- The United States has hosted the Olympics eight times, which is more than any other country. There have been four Summer Olympics and four Winter
- Olympics hosted in the United States.
- Olympics have been held in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia. The first Olympics in South America will be held in 2016. No Olympic games have been hosted in Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent.
- Several Olympic Games have been canceled during major wars:
- Berlin, Summer 1916
- Tokyo, Summer 1940
- Tokyo, Winter 1940
- London, Summer 1944
- Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy), Winter 1944
|Athens (GREECE)||I Olympiad||1896||06 Apr||15 Apr|
|Paris (FRANCE)||II Olympiad||1900||14 May||28 Oct|
|St. Louis (USA)||III Olympiad||1904||01 Jul||23 Nov|
|London (GREAT BRITAIN)||IV Olympiad||1908||27 Apr||31 Oct|
|Stockholm (SWEDEN)||V Olympiad||1912||05 May||27 Jul|
|Antwerp (BELGIUM)||VII Olympiad||1920||20 Apr||12 Sep|
|Paris (FRANCE)||VIII Olympiad||1924||04 May||27 Jul|
|Amsterdam (NETHERLANDS)||IX Olympiad||1928||17 May||12 Aug|
|Los Angeles (USA)||X Olympiad||1932||30 Jul||14 Aug|
|Berlin (GERMANY)||XI Olympiad||1936||01 Aug||16 Aug|
|London (GREAT BRITAIN)||XIV Olympiad||1948||29 Jul||14 Aug|
|Helsinki (FINLAND)||XV Olympiad||1952||19 Jul||03 Aug|
|Melbourne (AUSTRALIA)||XVI Olympiad||1956||22 Nov||08 Dec|
|Rome (ITALY)||XVII Olympiad||1960||25 Aug||11 Sep|
|Tokyo (JAPAN)||XVIII Olympiad||1964||10 Oct||24 Oct|
|Mexico City (MEXICO)||XIX Olympiad||1968||12 Oct||27 Oct|
|Munich (GERMANY)||XX Olympiad||1972||26 Aug||11 Sep|
|Montreal (CANADA)||XXI Olympiad||1976||17 Jul||01 Aug|
|Moscow (USSR)||XXII Olympiad||1980||19 Jul||03 Aug|
|Los Angeles (USA)||XXIII Olympiad||1984||28 Jul||12 Aug|
|Seoul (SOUTH KOREA)||XXIV Olympiad||1988||17 Sep||02 Oct|
|Barcelona (SPAIN)||XXV Olympiad||1992||25 Jul||09 Aug|
|Atlanta (USA)||XXVI Olympiad||1996||19 Jul||04 Aug|
|Sydney (AUSTRALIA)||XXVII Olympiad||2000||15 Sep||01 Oct|
|Athens (GREECE)||XXVIII Olympiad||2004||13 Aug||29 Aug|
|Beijing (CHINA)||XXIX Olympiad||2008||08 Aug||24 Aug|
|London (ENGLAND)||XXX Olympiad||2012||27 July||12 Aug|
|FUTURE GAMES SCHEDULED|
|Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL)||XXXI Olympiad||2016||5 August||21 August|
|Tokyo (Japan)||XXXII Olympiad||2020||-||-|
Last Update On : August 09, 2012
Tennis player Novak Djokovic said that cancelling the Rio Olympics "is unthinkable" and he is still preparing to compete at the 2016 Summer Games, despite concerns over Zika virus. Currently the World No.1 tennis player, the Serbian star said that the people should not only be concerned about players going to Rio for the Olympics, but also Brazilians living there. Earlier, the World Health Organization rejected a call from 150 health experts to relocate or postpone the Aug 5-21 Olympics.
Around 150 health experts, including a former White House science adviser, urged the World Health Organization on Friday to consider postponing or moving Rio Olympics because of the Zika outbreak. The experts issued an open letter to the U.N. health agency, citing recent scientific evidence of the devastating impact of Zika virus.
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, who was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), has been named in the Russian team for the Rio Olympics 2016. Sharapova is barred from participating in any event. Other than Sharapova, three other female players – Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, and Darya Kasatkina – were provisionally named by the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF). They will all compete in women's singles event.
The IOC has revealed on Friday that 23 athletes have tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from 2012 London Olympics. The results were announced after retesting 265 samples. Without naming the athletes, the IOC said that the athletes represent five sports and six countries. The retests were targeted at athletes who were hoping to compete at the Rio Olympics in August. Earlier, 31 athletes from the 2008 Beijing Olympics were caught in retests of samples.
Three Estonian sisters, who are identical triplets, are all set to compete against each other at Rio Olympics. Marathon running sisters – Leila, Liina and Lily Luik – will become the first identical triplets to compete against each other in Summer Olympics. Estonia will count on these sprinters when they cross the start line for the women’s marathon in Rio.