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The Olympic Games are massive world events. Cities around the world must place bids far in advance in hopes of receiving the honor of hosting the games. So far, the host cities for both Summer Olympic and Winter Olympic games have been selected all the way through 2028. Here are the next cities to host the Olympics.
Beijing, China (Winter 2022)
In early 2022, Beijing will become the first city in Olympic history to host both the Summer Games and Winter Games. The Chinese capital hosted the Summer Games in 2008 and is set to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
The 2022 Winter Olympic Games will be spread throughout the region. All of the indoor ice events and some of the outdoor snow events will take place directly in the city. Alpine skiing and sliding events (bobsled, luge, skeleton, etc.) will take place in a suburban district just outside of the city called Yanqing. The northern region of Zhangjiakou will host larger outdoor events, such as snowboarding, freestyle skiing, cross-country skiing, and ski jumping.
To prepare for the games, China has built a high-speed rail system to carry athletes and visitors quickly between the different regions. Without the new infrastructure, driving from Beijing to Zhangjiakou takes about three hours. With the new rail system, it will take only 50 minutes. The 2022 Winter Olympics will run from February 4 through the 20.
Paris, France (Summer 2024)
In 2024, Paris will be tied as the city that has hosted the most Olympic Games. The current record is held by London — the only city that has hosted the games three times. Paris hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1900 and 1924, and after a full century without hosting, the games are finally set to return to the City of Lights.
The Olympic Village will be only 15 minutes from the city center, and the games will feature many of the city’s most iconic landmarks. The city has even started painting the Eiffel Tower gold just in time for the event. Most of the events will take place in existing or temporary venues. The 2024 Summer Olympic Games are scheduled for July 26 through August 11.
Milan-Cortina, Italy (Winter 2026)
In June of 2019, the Olympic Committee announced that Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo won a joint bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. The games will feature both the Italian metropolis of Milan alongside the unmatched alpine beauty of Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Italy has hosted the Olympics three times in 1956, 1960, and 2006. The 1956 Winter Olympics even took place in Cortina! This will be the first time that two Italian cities cohost the games. If you’re planning to attend the events in advance, the 2026 Winter Olympic Games are set to take place February 6 through the 22.
Los Angeles, United States (Summer 2028)
The United States has hosted the Olympics more than any other country in the world. In 2028, it will host the Summer Games once more, pushing the total to nine times. The 2028 Summer Olympic Games will be held in the sunny city of Los Angeles, California — making it the third city in history to host the Olympics three times. This time, L.A. is using solar power and renewable energy to make the 2028 Summer Olympic Games more sustainable. Events are scheduled to start on July 21 and run through August 6.