If you’ve been glued to the television watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics then this question must have popped into your head at some point: When are the next Olympic Games? Indeed it is a very different atmosphere than ever before but the prospect of uniting cultures and the potential of travel is both comforting and nostalgic. Watching the Olympics is an experience like no other, whether it be screaming at the TV in the comfort of your own home or watching from the stands. So when is the next Olympics after 2020? And which city will host the next Olympics? If you’ve got the Olympics on your mind, read on to find out who will be the future host cities of the Olympic Games until 2032.
Here’s where the 2020, 2022, 2024, 2026, 2028 and 2032 Olympics will be held.
2020 Summer Olympics
When: 23 July – 8 August 2021
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Well here we are, finally! The long-awaited 2020 Summer Olympics is on now in 2021. The 2020 Olympic Games has given the nation and the world a positive focus as athletes compete after an unexpected one year delay due to the covid pandemic. It has been 8 years since Tokyo succeeded in their bid for the Games in 2013. The last Tokyo Olympic Games was held in 1964.
Boarding the plane to Tokyo were 486 Australian Olympians across 33 individual and team sports. From archery to weightlifting and every sport in between, the Aussies are looking for gold in Japan and we are cheering them all the way.
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2022 Winter Olympics
When: February 4 – 20, 2022
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It is less than a year away that the Olympic cauldron will again be ignited, this time in Beijing on February 4, 2022. The Beijing Winter Olympics marks the first time any city has hosted both a Summer and Winter edition of the Games, and therefore numerous venues will be utilised again for the 2022 Winter Games. Three zones will be used for the Games: Beijing, Tanqing and Zhangjiakou whereby 15 winter sports will be played. These sports include various snowboarding and skiing events, bobsleigh, skating, luge and curling.
Unique to the Beijing Winter Olympics will be the mascot called Bing Dwen Dwen which is a panda that skates, snowboards and skis. The word ‘bing’ has the most common meaning in Mandarin as ‘ice’ while ‘dwen dwen’ means lively and also represents children.
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2024 Summer Olympics
When: July 26 – August 11, 2024
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According to the Organising Commitee, the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be the biggest event ever organised in France. To win the bid, Paris was rivalled by Los Angeles but when it was announced that the 2028 Games would also be announced at the same time, LA conceded to Paris agreeing they would host the next Summer Olympics. So it was a win all round really.
This will be the third time Paris has hosted the Olympics, previously hosting in 1900 and 1924, they are the second city after London to do so and the 2024 Games will mark a 100th anniversary celebration.
The events will be mainly held in Paris and the logo features three separate symbols - the gold medal, the flame and Marianne, which is a personfication of the French Republic.
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2026 Winter Olympics
When: February 6 – 22, 2026
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The 2026 Winter Olympics will be held in the Italian cities of Milano and Cortina d’Ampezzo, which in actuality will be nine venues from Lombardy to Veneto spreading across 22 square kilometres. This Games will mark the fourth time Italy has hosted the Olympic Games, which it won 47 votes to 34 against Stockholm, Sweden. The Milan-Cortina Games will be the first ever to host a new winter sport, ski mountaineering, which was approved by the International Olympic Committee in Tokyo on July 20, 2021.
Milan is a city in the north of Italy with the second highest population after Rome. While well-known for being a fashion capital and well recognised by its symbolic image of the Duomo di Milano, it is also signifcant for being the leading financial and commercial centre of Italy.
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2028 Summer Olympics
When: July 22 – August 7, 2028
With a population of almost 4 million, the city of LA is a vibrant mix of different cultures and people of diverse backgrounds. Combined with the fact that the city itself already has some of the best stadiums and arenas in the world to support both the Olympic and Paralympic Games, it makes a pertinent background as a host city for the 2028 Olympics, or what is now known as LA28. The LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games Committee claim that they “will celebrate our community's diversity and creativity to collectively design a Games we all want to be a part of” and it will be met by much anticipation within the United States, and worldwide. The 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles marks over 40 years since the last Games was held there in 1984.
Learn more about Los Angeles Summer Olympics here.
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2032 Summer Olympics
Where: Brisbane, Australia
When: July 23 – August 8, 2032
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The recent announcement that Brisbane will be the 2032 Summer Olympics host city has brought the games back to Australia for the first time since Sydney 2000. Prior to that Australia hosted the Summer Olympics in Melbourne in 1956. Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, is the third most populated city in Australia after Sydney and Melbourne. Between 2019-2020, it experienced the highest growth rate of all Australian capital cities (ABS figures) growing in population by 1.9 per cent.
Since being awarded with the Games, the venues have already been confirmed which will include 32 venues quite fittingly, one of which will be rebuilding the Gabba as the main stadium that will have a 50,000 capacity to host the ceremonies and athletics.
Learn more about the Brisbane Summer Olympics here.
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