Tokyo Olympics 2020 came to an end; Here are the next 5 future Olympic venues

The Tokyo Olympics 2020 which was held in Japan ended on August 8, putting all eyes on the next 2024 summer Olympics which will be held in Paris.  After being delayed for a year and going through all of the challenges that the COVID-19 era can bring to bear, the Tokyo Olympic Games finally got over with record-breaking medal winners.

Tokyo 2020 has brought new stars and created a new wave of memories in the historic competition. Though the games were conducted without fans or spectators in the gallery, it was an unforgettable game ever for many Olympic games lovers.

There was also a fear of Covid spread at the beginning of the games as it tested positive for some of the athletes in the Olympic village.

As the torch is extinguished in Tokyo on August 8, here are the cities that have been selected to host upcoming editions of the Olympics:

2022 Winter Olympics: Beijing (China)

For the first time since 2008, China’s capital will host the Olympics, with winter athletes competing in the country for the first time.

This will mark the first time that the same city has hosted the Olympics in both the winter and the summer, and will make Beijing the 11th city to host two or more Olympic Games.

The Games will get underway on Feb. 4 and run through Feb. 20.

2024 Summer Olympics: Paris

France will host the Summer Olympics for the third time but the first since 1924.

IOC president Thomas Bach, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike, and Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo took the Olympic Stadium podium midway through the event for the Olympic handover ceremony. Koike passed the Olympic flag to Bach, who then gave it to Hidalgo, identifying Paris as the Games’ new host.

The 2024 Summer Games will not only mark the third overall for France but also it’s first in 100 years: The previous Games took place in 1904 (Paris) and 1924 (Paris). France has also hosted Winter Games in 1924 (Chamonix), 1968 (Grenoble), and 1992 (Albertville).

2026 Winter Olympics: Milan Cortina

Italy’s Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo were selected as joint hosts of the 2026 Winter Games, beating out Stockholm-Are (Sweden) at the 134th IOC Session in July 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The 2026 Winter Olympics will mark the first time two cities are listed as hosts in an official capacity.

The 2026 Winter Games, scheduled to take place from Feb. 6 through Feb. 22, 2026, will mark the fourth Olympic Games hosted in Italy, and first for Milan. The first was the 1956 Winter Games (Cortina d’Ampezzo), followed by the 1960 Summer Games (Rome) and the 2006 Winter Games (Turin).

Read also: Tokyo Olympics; The first gender-equal games, still lack opportunities for women

2028 Summer Olympics: Los Angeles

For the first time in 26 years, the United States will host an Olympics, with Los Angeles earning its chance to host the Games for the third time in history, meaning it will also join London and Paris in that exclusive club.

The United States has hosted more Olympics than any other nation, and the 2028 Games will mark the ninth time that the competition has taken place here. Venues will range from the downtown Los Angeles Sports Park, Valley Sports Park, South Bay Sports Park, Long Beach Sports Park, Westside, and beyond.

2032 Summer Olympics: Brisbane

Brisbane, Australia was confirmed as the host of the 2032 Olympics at the 138th IOC Session in Tokyo ahead of the 2021 Olympic Games. It’s the third time Australia will host an Olympics; Melbourne hosted the 1956 Games and Sydney hosted the 2000 Games.

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