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List of Summer Olympic Games Host Cities, Countries

First Summer Olympic Games were held at Athens in Greece from 6 to 15 April 1896. 23 cities have got the honor to host the prestigious Olympiads over the years. United Kingdom’s London has organized most number of Olympics as it has hosted Olympic Games on three occasions in 1908, 1948 and 2012.

List of Summer Olympic Games Host Cities, Countries.

In 2024, France to become second country to host Summer Olympiads for three times as Paris has been announced as venue for 2024 summer Olympics. Meanwhile in 2028, USA to become third nation to organize Olympic games.

Summer Olympics Hosts from 1896 to 2028

Olympiad Year Opening Ceremony Closing Ceremony City Country
I 1896 6 April 15 April Athens Greece
II 1900 14 May 28 October Paris France
III 1904 1 July 23 November St. Louis United States
1906 22 April 2 May Athens Greece
IV 1908 27 April 31 October London United Kingdom
V 1912 6 July 22 July Stockholm Sweden
VI 1916 Cancelled due to World War I Berlin Germany
VII 1920 20 April 12 September Antwerp Belgium
VIII 1924 4 May 27 July Paris France
IX 1928 28 July 12 August Amsterdam Netherlands
X 1932 30 July 14 August Los Angeles United States
XI 1936 1 August 16 August Berlin Germany
XII 1940 Cancelled due to World War II Tokyo/Helsinki Japan/Finland
XIII 1944 Cancelled due to World War II London United Kingdom
XIV 1948 29 July 14 August London United Kingdom
XV 1952 19 July 3 August Helsinki Finland
XVI 1956 22 November 8 December Melbourne Australia
XVII 1960 25 August 11 September Rome Italy
XVIII 1964 10 October 24 October Tokyo Japan
XIX 1968 12 October 27 October Mexico City Mexico
XX 1972 26 August 10 September Munich Germany
XXI 1976 17 July 1 August Montreal Canada
XXII 1980 19 July 3 August Moscow Soviet Union
XXIII 1984 28 July 12 August Los Angeles United States
XXIV 1988 17 September 2 October Seoul South Korea
XXV 1992 25 July 9 August Barcelona Spain
XXVI 1996 19 July 4 August Atlanta United States
XXVII 2000 15 September 1 October Sydney Australia
XXVIII 2004 13 August 29 August Athens Greece
XXIX 2008 8 August 24 August Beijing China
XXX 2012 27 July 12 August London United Kingdom
XXXI 2016 5 August 21 August Rio de Janeiro Brazil
XXXII 2020 24 July 9 August Tokyo Japan
XXXIII 2024 26 July 11 August Paris France
XXXIV 2028 21 July 6 August Los Angeles United States

Hosts in Numbers

Host No. of Times (Years)
London, United Kingdom 3 (1908, 1948, 2012)
Paris, France 3 (1900, 1924, 2024)
Los Angeles, USA 3 (1932, 1984, 2028)
Tokyo, Japan 2 (1964, 2020)
Athens, Greece 2 (1896, 2004)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1 (2016)
Beijing, China 1 (2008)
Sydney, Australia 1 (2000)
Atlanta, USA 1 (1996)
Barcelona, Spain 1 (1992)
Seoul, South Korea 1 (1988)
Moscow, Soviet Union 1 (1980)
Montreal, Canada 1 (1976)
Munich, Germany 1 (1972)
Mexico City, Mexico 1 (1968)
Rome, Italy 1 (1960)
Melbourne, Australia 1 (1956)
Helsinki, Finland 1 (1952)
Berlin, Germany 1 (1936)
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1 (1928)
Antwerp, Belgium 1 (1920)
Stockholm, Sweden 1 (1912)
St. Louis, USA 1 (1904)

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