Bids for Olympic Games

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National Olympic Committees select from within their national territory cities to put forward bids to host an Olympic Games. The staging of the Paralympic Games is automatically included in the bid.[1] Since the creation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, which successfully appropriated the name of the Ancient Greek Olympics to create a modern sporting event, interested cities have rivalled for selection as host of the Summer or Winter Olympic Games.

What follows is a list of the cities that have bid to host any of the Summer and Winter Olympics. 50 cities (including repeats) have been chosen to host the Olympics since their "rebirth"; two in Eastern Europe, five in East Asia, one in South America, two in Oceania and the remainder in Western Europe and North America. No African, Central American, Central Asian, Middle Eastern, or South Asian city has ever been chosen to host an Olympics.

Typically, the decision is made at an IOC Session approximately seven years prior to the games; for example the 2014 Winter Olympics were awarded to Sochi on 4 July 2007, the 2016 Summer Olympics were awarded to Rio de Janeiro on 2 October 2009, the 2018 Winter Olympics were awarded to Pyeongchang on 6 July 2011, and the 2020 Summer Olympics were awarded to Tokyo on 7 September 2013. The process for the 2022 Winter Olympics is currently under way and will conclude in 2015 with the selection of the host city.

IOC – IPC co-operation[edit]

In June 2001, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) signed an agreement that would ensure that the staging of the Paralympic Games is automatically included in the bid for the Olympic Games.[1] The agreement came into effect at the 2008 Paralympic Summer Games in Beijing, and the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. However, the Salt Lake 2002 Organizing Committee (SLOC), was chosen to follow the practice of "one bid, one city" already at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, with one Organizing Committee for both Games, which was followed up by the 2004 Games in Athens and Turin in 2006. The agreement was adjusted in 2003. An extension was signed in June 2006.[1]

Summer Olympics bids[edit]

Games Year Candidate cities Non-candidate
applicant cities[note 1]
IOC session
Host city Others
I 1896 GreeceGreece Athens[note 2] Only Bid 1st
France Paris
(1894-06-23)
II 1900 France Paris[note 2] Only Bid
III 1904 United States Chicago
(United States St. Louis)[note 3]
Only Bid 4th
France Paris
(22-05-1901)
IV 1908
details
Italy Rome
(United Kingdom London)[note 4]
Germany Berlin
Italy Milan
6th
United Kingdom London
(June, 1904)
V 1912
details
Sweden Stockholm Only Bid 10th
Germany Berlin
(1909-05-27)
VI 1916
details
Germany Berlin[note 5] Egypt Alexandria
Netherlands Amsterdam
Belgium Brussels
Hungary Budapest
United States Cleveland
14th
Sweden Stockholm
(1912-05-27)
VII 1920
details
Belgium Antwerp[note 6] Netherlands Amsterdam
United States Atlanta
Hungary Budapest
United States Cleveland
Cuba Havana
France Lyon[note 7]
United States Philadelphia
17th
Switzerland Lausanne
(1919-04-05)
VIII 1924
details
France Paris[note 8] Netherlands Amsterdam
Spain Barcelona
United States Los Angeles
Czechoslovakia Prague
Italy Rome
19th
Switzerland Lausanne
(1921-06-02)
IX 1928
details
Netherlands Amsterdam United States Los Angeles
X 1932
details
United States Los Angeles Only Bid 21st
Italy Rome
(April, 1923)
XI 1936
details
Germany Berlin Egypt Alexandria
Spain Barcelona
Hungary Budapest
Argentina Buenos Aires
Germany Cologne
Republic of Ireland Dublin
Germany Frankfurt
Finland Helsinki
Switzerland Lausanne
Germany Nuremberg
Brazil Rio de Janeiro
Italy Rome
30th
Switzerland Lausanne
(1931-05-13)
XII 1940 Japan Tokyo
Finland Helsinki[note 9]
Only Bid 35th
Germany Berlin
(1936-07-31)
XIII 1944 United Kingdom London[note 10] Greece Athens
Hungary Budapest
United States Detroit
Finland Helsinki
Switzerland Lausanne
Canada Montreal
Italy Rome
38th
United Kingdom London
(1939-06-09)
XIV 1948
details
United Kingdom London[note 11] United States Baltimore
Switzerland Lausanne
United States Los Angeles
United States Minneapolis
United States Philadelphia
39th
Switzerland Lausanne
(September, 1946)
XV 1952
details
Finland Helsinki Netherlands Amsterdam
United States Chicago
United States Detroit
United States Los Angeles
United States Minneapolis
United States Philadelphia
40th
Sweden Stockholm
(1947-06-21)
XVI 1956
details
Australia Melbourne
Sweden Stockholm[note 12]
Argentina Buenos Aires
United States Chicago
United States Detroit
United States Los Angeles
Mexico Mexico City
United States Minneapolis
United States Philadelphia
United States San Francisco
43rd
Italy Rome
(1949-04-28)
XVII 1960
details
Italy Rome Belgium Brussels
Hungary Budapest
United States Detroit
Switzerland Lausanne
Mexico Mexico City
Japan Tokyo
50th
France Paris
(1955-06-15)
XVIII 1964
details
Japan Tokyo Belgium Brussels
United States Detroit

Austria Vienna

55th
Germany Munich
(1959-05-26)
XIX 1968
details
Mexico Mexico City Argentina Buenos Aires
United States Detroit
France Lyon
60th
Germany Baden-Baden
(1963-10-18)
XX 1972
details
Germany Munich United States Detroit
Spain Madrid
Canada Montreal
64th
Italy Rome
(1966-04-26)
XXI 1976
details
Canada Montreal United States Los Angeles
Soviet Union Moscow
69th
Netherlands Amsterdam
(1970-05-12)
XXII 1980
details
Soviet Union Moscow United States Los Angeles 75th
Austria Vienna
(1974-10-23)
XXIII 1984
details
United States Los Angeles Only Bid 80th
Greece Athens
(1978-05-18)
XXIV 1988
details
South Korea Seoul Japan Nagoya 84th
Germany Baden-Baden
(1981-09-30)
XXV 1992
details
Spain Barcelona Netherlands Amsterdam
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade
United Kingdom Birmingham
Australia Brisbane
France Paris
91st
Switzerland Lausanne
(1986-10-17)
XXVI 1996
details
United States Atlanta Greece Athens
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade
United Kingdom Manchester
Australia Melbourne
Canada Toronto
96th
Japan Tokyo
(1990-09-18)
XXVII 2000
details
Australia Sydney China Beijing
Germany Berlin
Turkey Istanbul
United Kingdom Manchester
Italy Milan[note 13]
Brazil Brasília [note 14]
Uzbekistan Tashkent[note 15]
101st
Monaco Monte Carlo
(1993-09-23)
XXVIII 2004
details
Greece Athens Argentina Buenos Aires
South Africa Cape Town
Italy Rome
Sweden Stockholm
Turkey Istanbul
France Lille
Brazil Rio de Janeiro
Russia Saint Petersburg
Puerto Rico San Juan
Spain Seville
106th
Switzerland Lausanne
(1997-09-05)
XXIX 2008
details
China Beijing Turkey Istanbul
Japan Osaka
France Paris
Canada Toronto
Thailand Bangkok
Egypt Cairo
Cuba Havana
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Spain Seville
112th
Russia Moscow
(2001-07-13)
XXX 2012
details
United Kingdom London Spain Madrid
Russia Moscow
United States New York City
France Paris
Cuba Havana
Turkey Istanbul
Germany Leipzig
Brazil Rio de Janeiro
117th
Singapore Singapore
(2005-07-06)
XXXI 2016
details
Brazil Rio de Janeiro United States Chicago
Spain Madrid
Japan Tokyo
Azerbaijan Baku
Qatar Doha
Czech Republic Prague
121st
Denmark Copenhagen
(2009-10-02)
XXXII 2020
details
Japan Tokyo Turkey Istanbul
Spain Madrid
Italy Rome[note 16]
Azerbaijan Baku
Qatar Doha
125th
Argentina Buenos Aires
(2013-09-07)

Winter Olympics bids[edit]

Games Year Candidate cities Non-candidate
applicant cities[note 1]
IOC Session
Host city Others
I 1924 France Chamonix[note 17] Only Bid 19th
Switzerland Lausanne
(1921-06-02)
II 1928
details
Switzerland St. Moritz Switzerland Davos
Switzerland Engelberg
24th
Portugal Lisbon
(1926-05-06)
III 1932
details
United States Lake Placid[note 18] United States Bear Mountain
United States Denver
United States Duluth
United States Minneapolis
Canada Montreal
Norway Oslo
United States Yosemite Valley
27th
Switzerland Lausanne
(1929-04-10)
IV 1936
details
Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen[note 18] Canada Montreal
Switzerland St. Moritz
31st
Austria Vienna
(1933-06-07)
1940 Japan Sapporo[note 18]
Switzerland St. Moritz[note 9]
Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen[note 9]
Only Bid 36th
Poland Warsaw
(1937-06-09)
1944 Italy Cortina d'Ampezzo[note 10] Canada Montreal
Norway Oslo
38th
United Kingdom London
(1939-06-09)
V 1948
details
Switzerland St. Moritz[note 11] United States Lake Placid 39th
Switzerland Lausanne
(September, 1946)
VI 1952
details
Norway Oslo Italy Cortina d'Ampezzo
United States Lake Placid
40th
Sweden Stockholm
(1947-06-21)
VII 1956
details
Italy Cortina d'Ampezzo United States Colorado Springs
United States Lake Placid
Canada Montreal
43rd
Italy Rome
(1949-04-28)
VIII 1960
details
United States Squaw Valley Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Austria Innsbruck
Switzerland St. Moritz
50th
France Paris
(1955-06-16)
IX 1964
details
Austria Innsbruck Canada Calgary
Finland Lahti
55th
Germany Munich
(1959-05-26)
X 1968
details
France Grenoble Canada Calgary
Finland Lahti
United States Lake Placid
Norway Oslo
Japan Sapporo
61st
Austria Innsbruck
(1964-01-28)
XI 1972
details
Japan Sapporo Canada Banff
Finland Lahti
United States Salt Lake City
64th
Italy Rome
(1966-04-26)
XII 1976
details
United States Denver
(Austria Innsbruck)[note 19]
Switzerland Sion
Finland Tampere
Canada Vancouver-Garibaldi
69th
Netherlands Amsterdam
(1970-05-12)
XIII 1980
details
United States Lake Placid Canada Vancouver-Garibaldi[note 20] 75th
Austria Vienna
(1974-10-23)
XIV 1984
details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sarajevo Sweden Gothenburg
Japan Sapporo
80th
Greece Athens
(1978-05-18)
XV 1988
details
Canada Calgary Italy Cortina d'Ampezzo
Sweden Falun
84th
Germany Baden-Baden
(1981-09-30)
XVI 1992
details
France Albertville United States Anchorage
Germany Berchtesgaden
Italy Cortina d'Ampezzo
Sweden Falun
Norway Lillehammer
Bulgaria Sofia
91st
Switzerland Lausanne
(1986-10-17)
XVII 1994
details
Norway Lillehammer United States Anchorage
Sweden Östersund
Bulgaria Sofia
94th
South Korea Seoul
(1988-09-15)
XVIII 1998
details
Japan Nagano Italy Aosta
Spain Jaca
Sweden Östersund
United States Salt Lake City
97th
United Kingdom Birmingham
(1991-06-15)
XIX 2002
details
United States Salt Lake City Sweden Östersund
Canada Quebec City
Switzerland Sion
Austria Graz
Spain Jaca
Slovakia Poprad-Tatry
Russia Sochi
Italy Tarvisio
104th
Hungary Budapest
(1995-06-16)
XX 2006
details
Italy Turin Switzerland Sion Finland Helsinki
Austria Klagenfurt
Slovakia Poprad-Tatry
Poland Zakopane
109th
South Korea Seoul
(1999-06-19)
XXI 2010
details
Canada Vancouver Switzerland Bern[note 21]
South Korea Pyeongchang
Austria Salzburg
Andorra Andorra la Vella
China Harbin
Spain Jaca
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
115th
Czech Republic Prague
(2003-07-02)
XXII 2014
details
Russia Sochi South Korea Pyeongchang
Austria Salzburg
Kazakhstan Almaty
Georgia (country) Borjomi
Spain Jaca
Bulgaria Sofia
119th
Guatemala Guatemala City
(2007-07-04)
XXIII 2018
details
South Korea Pyeongchang France Annecy
Germany Munich
123rd
South Africa Durban
(2011-07-06)
XXIV 2022
details
Kazakhstan Almaty
China Beijing
Ukraine Lviv
Poland Kraków
Norway Oslo
Sweden Stockholm[note 22]
127th
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
(2015-07-31)

Summer Youth Olympics bids[edit]

Games Year Candidate cities Non-candidate
applicant cities[note 1]
IOC Session
Host city Others
I 2010
details
Singapore Singapore Russia Moscow China Beijing
Thailand Bangkok
Hungary Debrecen
Guatemala Guatemala City
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Poland Poznań
Italy Turin
postal vote
(announced 2008-02-21)
II 2014
details
China Nanjing Poland Poznań
Mexico Guadalajara[note 23]
122nd
Canada Vancouver
(2010-02-10)
III 2018
details
Argentina Buenos Aires United Kingdom Glasgow
Colombia Medellín
Mexico Guadalajara
Poland Poznań[note 24]
Netherlands Rotterdam
Extraordinary IOC Session
Switzerland Lausanne
(2013-07-04)

Winter Youth Olympics bids[edit]

Games Year Candidate cities Non-candidate
applicant cities[note 1]
IOC Session
Host city Others
I 2012
details
Austria Innsbruck Finland Kuopio
China Harbin
Norway Lillehammer
postal vote
(announced 2008-12-12)
II 2016
details
Norway Lillehammer postal vote
(announced 2011-12-07)
III 2020
details
Romania Brasov

Switzerland Lausanne

All-time Summer Olympics bids[edit]

Country City Bids Host
Greece Greece Athens 4 (1896, 1944, 1996, 2004) 2 (1896, 2004)
United States United States Detroit 7 (1944, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972)
France France Paris 5 (1900, 1924, 1992, 2008, 2012) 2 ( 1900, 1924)
United States United States St. Louis 1 (1904) 1 (1904)
United States United States Chicago 4 (1904, 1952, 1956, 2016)
United Kingdom United Kingdom London 4 (1908, 1944, 1948, 2012) 4 (1908, 1944, 1948, 2012)
Germany Germany Berlin 4 (1908, 1916, 1936, 2000) 2 (1916, 1936)
Italy Italy Milan 2 (1908, 2000)
Italy Italy Rome 7 (1908, 1924, 1936, 1944, 1960, 2004, 2020) 1 (1960)
Sweden Sweden Stockholm 3 (1912, 1956, 2004) 2 (1912, 1956)
Egypt Egypt Alexandria 2 (1916, 1936)
Netherlands Netherlands Amsterdam 6 (1916, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1952, 1992) 1 (1928)
Belgium Belgium Brussels 3 (1916, 1960, 1964)
Hungary Hungary Budapest 5 (1916, 1920, 1936, 1944, 1960)
United States United States Cleveland 2 (1916, 1920)
United States United States Atlanta 2 (1920, 1996) 1 (1996)
Belgium Belgium Antwerp 1 (1920) 1 (1920)
Cuba Cuba Havana 3 (1920, 2008, 2012)
France France Lyon 2 (1920, 1968)
United States United States Philadelphia 4 (1920, 1948, 1952, 1956)
Spain Spain Barcelona 3 (1924, 1936, 1992) 1 (1992)
United States United States Los Angeles 9 (1924, 1928, 1932, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1976, 1980, 1984) 2 (1932, 1984)
Czech Republic Czech Republic Prague 2 (1924, 2016)
Argentina Argentina Buenos Aires 4 (1936, 1956, 1968, 2004)
Germany Germany Cologne 1 (1936)
Germany Germany Nuremberg 1 (1936)
Switzerland Switzerland Lausanne 4 (1936, 1944, 1948, 1960)
Brazil Brazil Rio de Janeiro 4 (1936, 2004, 2012, 2016) 1 (2016)
Finland Finland Helsinki 4 (1936, 1940, 1944, 1952) 2 (1940, 1952)
Republic of Ireland Ireland Dublin 1 (1936)
Germany Germany Frankfurt 1 (1936)
Japan Japan Tokyo 5 (1940, 1960, 1964, 2016, 2020) 3 (1940, 1964, 2020)
Canada Canada Montreal 3 (1944, 1972, 1976) 1 (1976)
United States United States Minneapolis 3 (1948, 1952, 1956)
United States United States Baltimore 1 (1948)
Mexico Mexico Mexico City 3 (1956, 1960, 1968) 1 (1968)
Australia Australia Melbourne 2 (1956, 1996) 1 (1956)
United States United States San Francisco 1 (1956)
Austria Austria Vienna 1 (1964)
Germany Germany Munich 1 (1972) 1 (1972)
Spain Spain Madrid 4 (1972, 2012, 2016, 2020)
Russia Russia Moscow 3 (1976, 1980, 2012) 1 (1980)
South Korea South Korea Seoul 1 (1988) 1 (1988)
Japan Japan Nagoya 1 (1988)
United Kingdom United Kingdom Birmingham 1 (1992)
Serbia Serbia Belgrade 2 (1992, 1996)
Australia Australia Brisbane 1 (1992)
United Kingdom United Kingdom Manchester 2 (1996, 2000)
Canada Canada Toronto 2 (1996, 2008)
China China Beijing 2 (2000, 2008) 1 (2008)
Turkey Turkey Istanbul 5 (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2020)
Australia Australia Sydney 1 (2000) 1 (2000)
Brazil Brazil Brasília 1 (2000)
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Tashkent 1 (2000)
South Africa South Africa Cape Town 1 (2004)
France France Lille 1 (2004)
Russia Russia Saint Petersburg 1 (2004)
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico San Juan 1 (2004)
Spain Spain Seville 2 (2004, 2008)
Japan Japan Osaka 1 (2008)
Thailand Thailand Bangkok 1 (2008)
Egypt Egypt Cairo 1 (2008)
Malaysia Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 1 (2008)
United States United States New York 1 (2012)
Germany Germany Leipzig 1 (2012)
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Baku 2 (2016, 2020)
Qatar Qatar Doha 2 (2016, 2020)

Total bids by country[edit]

Country Bids
Argentina Argentina 4 (1936, 1956, 1968, 2004)
Australia Australia 4 (1956, 1992, 1996, 2000)
Austria Austria 1 (1964)
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2 (2016, 2020)
Belgium Belgium 4 (1916, 1920, 1960, 1964)
Brazil Brazil 5 (1936, 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016)
Canada Canada 5 (1944, 1972, 1976, 1996, 2008)
China China 2 (2000, 2008)
Cuba Cuba 3 (1920, 2008, 2012)
Czech Republic Czech Republic 2 (1924, 2016)
Egypt Egypt 3 (1916, 1936, 2008)
Finland Finland 4 (1936, 1940, 1944, 1952)
France France 8 (1900, 1920, 1924, 1968, 1992, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Germany Germany 9 (1908, 1916, 1936 (x4), 1972, 2000, 2012)
Greece Greece 4 (1896, 1944, 1996, 2004)
Hungary Hungary 5 (1916, 1920, 1936, 1944, 1960)
Republic of Ireland Ireland 1 (1936)
Italy Italy 9 (1908 (x2), 1924, 1936, 1944, 1960, 2000, 2004, 2020)
Japan Japan 7 (1940, 1960, 1964, 1988, 2008, 2016, 2020)
Malaysia Malaysia 1 (2008)
Mexico Mexico 3 (1956, 1960, 1968)
Netherlands Netherlands 6 (1916, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1952, 1992)
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 1 (2004)
Qatar Qatar 2 (2016, 2020)
Russia Russia 4 (1976, 1980, 2004, 2012)
Serbia Serbia 2 (1992, 1996)
South Africa South Africa 1 (2004)
South Korea South Korea 1 (1988)
Spain Spain 9 (1924, 1936, 1972, 1992, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
Sweden Sweden 3 (1912, 1956, 2004)
Switzerland Switzerland 4 (1936, 1944, 1948, 1960)
Thailand Thailand 1 (2008)
Turkey Turkey 5 (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2020)
United Kingdom United Kingdom 7 (1908, 1944, 1948, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2012)
United States United States 36 (1904 (x2), 1916, 1920 (x3), 1924, 1928, 1932, 1944 (x4), 1952 (x5), 1956 (x6),
1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1996, 2012, 2016)
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 (2000)

All-time Winter Olympics bids[edit]

Country City Bids
France France Chamonix 1 (1924)
Switzerland Switzerland St. Moritz 5 (1928, 1936, 1940, 1948, 1960)
Switzerland Switzerland Davos 1 (1928)
Switzerland Switzerland Engelberg 1 (1928)
United States United States Lake Placid 6 (1932, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1968, 1980)
United States United States Bear Mountain 1 (1932)
United States United States Denver 2 (1932, 1976)
United States United States Duluth 1 (1932)
United States United States Minneapolis 1 (1932)
Canada Canada Montreal 4 (1932, 1936, 1944, 1956)
Norway Norway Oslo 5 (1932, 1944, 1952, 1968, 2022)
United States United States Yosemite Valley 1 (1932)
Germany Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen 3 (1936, 1940, 1960)
Japan Japan Sapporo 4 (1940, 1968, 1972, 1984)
Italy Italy Cortina d'Ampezzo 5 (1944, 1952, 1956, 1988, 1992)
United States United States Colorado Springs 1 (1956)
United States United States Squaw Valley 1 (1960)
Austria Austria Innsbruck 3 (1960, 1964, 1976)
Canada Canada Calgary 4 (1964, 1968, 1972, 1988)
Finland Finland Lahti 3 (1964, 1968, 1972)
France France Grenoble 1 (1968)
United States United States Salt Lake City 3 (1972, 1998, 2002)
Switzerland Switzerland Sion 3 (1976, 2002, 2006)
Finland Finland Tampere 1 (1976)
Canada Canada Vancouver 3 (1976, 1980, 2010)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo 2 (1984, 2010)
Sweden Sweden Gothenburg 1 (1984)
Sweden Sweden Falun 2 (1988, 1992)
France France Albertville 1 (1992)
United States United States Anchorage 2 (1992, 1994)
Germany Germany Berchtesgaden 1 (1992)
Norway Norway Lillehammer 2 (1992, 1994)
Bulgaria Bulgaria Sofia 3 (1992, 1994, 2014)
Sweden Sweden Östersund 3 (1994, 1998, 2002)
Japan Japan Nagano 1 (1998)
Italy Italy Aosta 1 (1998)
Spain Spain Jaca 4 (1998, 2002, 2010, 2014)
Canada Canada Quebec City 1 (2002)
Austria Austria Graz 1 (2002)
Slovakia Slovakia Poprad 2 (2002, 2006)
Russia Russia Sochi 2 (2002, 2014)
Italy Italy Tarvisio 1 (2002)
Italy Italy Turin 1 (2006)
Finland Finland Helsinki 1 (2006)
Austria Austria Klagenfurt 1 (2006)
Poland Poland Zakopane 1 (2006)
Switzerland Switzerland Bern 1 (2010)
South Korea South Korea Pyeongchang 3 (2010, 2014, 2018)
Austria Austria Salzburg 2 (2010, 2014)
Andorra Andorra Andorra la Vella 1 (2010)
China China Harbin 1 (2010)
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Almaty 2 (2014, 2022)
Georgia (country) Georgia Borjomi 1 (2014)
France France Annecy 1 (2018)
Germany Germany Munich 1 (2018)
Ukraine Ukraine Lviv 1 (2022)
China China Beijing 1 (2022)
Poland Poland Kraków 1 (2022)
Sweden Sweden Stockholm 1 (2022)

Total bids by country[edit]

Country Bids
Andorra Andorra 1 (2010)
Austria Austria 7 (1960, 1964, 1976, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 (1984, 2010)
Bulgaria Bulgaria 3 (1992, 1994, 2014)
Canada Canada 13 (1932, 1936, 1944, 1956, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1988, 2002, 2010)
China China 2 (2010, 2022)
Finland Finland 5 (1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 2006)
France France 4 (1924, 1968, 1992, 2018)
Georgia (country) Georgia 1 (2014)
Germany Germany 5 (1936, 1940, 1960, 1992, 2018)
Italy Italy 8 (1944, 1952, 1956, 1988, 1992, 1998, 2002, 2006)
Japan Japan 5 (1940, 1968, 1972, 1984, 1998)
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2 (2014, 2022)
Norway Norway 7 (1932, 1944, 1952, 1968, 1992, 1994, 2022)
Poland Poland 2 (2006, 2022)
Russia Russia 2 (2002, 2014)
Slovakia Slovakia 2 (2002, 2006)
South Korea South Korea 3 (2010, 2014, 2018)
Spain Spain 4 (1998, 2002, 2010, 2014)
Sweden Sweden 7(1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2022)
Switzerland Switzerland 11 (1928 (x3), 1936, 1940, 1948, 1960, 1976, 2002, 2006, 2010)
Ukraine Ukraine 1 (2022)
United States United States 19 (1932 (x6), 1948, 1952, 1956 (x2), 1960, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002)

All-time Summer Youth Olympics bids[edit]

Country City Bids
Singapore Singapore Singapore 1 (2010)
Russia Russia Moscow 1 (2010)
Greece Greece Athens 1 (2010)
Thailand Thailand Bangkok 1 (2010)
Italy Italy Turin 1 (2010)
Hungary Hungary Debrecen 1 (2010)
Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala City 1 (2010)
Malaysia Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 1 (2010)
Poland Poland Poznań 3 (2010, 2014, 2018)
China China Nanjing 1 (2014)
Mexico Mexico Guadalajara 2 (2014, 2018)
Argentina Argentina Buenos Aires 1 (2018)
United Kingdom Great Britain Glasgow 1 (2018)
Colombia Colombia Medellín 1 (2018)
Netherlands Netherlands Rotterdam 1 (2018)

All-time Winter Youth Olympics bids[edit]

Country City Bids
Austria Austria Innsbruck 1 (2012)
Finland Finland Kuopio 1 (2012)
China China Harbin 1 (2012)
Norway Norway Lillehammer 2 (2012, 2016)
Switzerland Switzerland Lausanne 1 (2020)
Romania Romania Brasov 1 (2020)

Combined total bids by country[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Country Bids
Andorra Andorra 1 (1 Winter)
Argentina Argentina 4 (4 Summer)
Australia Australia 4 (4 Summer)
Austria Austria 8 (1 Summer, 7 Winter)
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2 (2 Summer)
Belgium Belgium 4 (4 Summer)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 (2 Winter)
Brazil Brazil 5 (5 Summer)
Bulgaria Bulgaria 3 (3 Winter)
Canada Canada 17 (5 Summer, 12 Winter)
China China 4 (2 Summer, 2 Winter)
Cuba Cuba 3 (3 Summer)
Czech Republic Czech Republic 2 (2 Summer)
Egypt Egypt 3 (3 Summer)
Finland Finland 9 (4 Summer, 5 Winter)
France France 12 (8 Summer, 4 Winter)
Georgia (country) Georgia 1 (1 Winter)
Germany Germany 14 (9 Summer, 5 Winter)
Greece Greece 4 (4 Summer)
Hungary Hungary 5 (5 Summer)
Republic of Ireland Ireland 1 (1 Summer)
Italy Italy 17 (9 Summer, 8 Winter)
Japan Japan 12 (7 Summer, 5 Winter)
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2 (2 Winter)
Malaysia Malaysia 1 (1 Summer)
Mexico Mexico 3 (3 Summer)
Netherlands Netherlands 6 (6 Summer)
Norway Norway 6 (6 Winter)
Poland Poland 2 (2 Winter)
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 1 (1 Summer)
Qatar Qatar 2 (2 Summer)
Russia Russia 6 (4 Summer, 2 Winter)
Serbia Serbia 2 (2 Summer)
Slovakia Slovakia 2 (2 Winter)
South Africa South Africa 1 (1 Summer)
South Korea South Korea 4 (1 Summer, 3 Winter)
Spain Spain 13 (9 Summer, 4 Winter)
Sweden Sweden 10 (3 Summer, 7 Winter)
Switzerland Switzerland 15 (4 Summer, 11 Winter)
Thailand Thailand 1 (1 Summer)
Turkey Turkey 5 (5 Summer)
Ukraine Ukraine 1 (1 Winter)
United Kingdom United Kingdom 7 (7 Summer)
United States United States 55 (36 Summer, 19 Winter)
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 (1 Summer)

Youth Olympic Games[edit]

Country Bids
Argentina Argentina 1 (1 Summer)
Austria Austria 1 (1 Winter)
China China 2 (1 Summer, 1 Winter)
Colombia Colombia 1 (1 Summer)
Finland Finland 1 (1 Winter)
Greece Greece 1 (1 Summer)
Guatemala Guatemala 1 (1 Summer)
Hungary Hungary 1 (1 Summer)
Italy Italy 1 (1 Summer)
Malaysia Malaysia 1 (1 Summer)
Mexico Mexico 2 (2 Summer)
Netherlands Netherlands 1 (1 Summer)
Norway Norway 1 (1 Winter)
Poland Poland 3 (3 Summer)
Romania Romania 1 (1 Winter)
Russia Russia 1 (1 Summer)
Singapore Singapore 1 (1 Summer)
Switzerland Switzerland 1 (1 Winter)
Thailand Thailand 1 (1 Summer)
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1 (1 Summer)

Trivia[edit]

  • United Kingdom London is the only city to have bid more than once and still hold a 100% record.
  • United States Detroit has had the most bids whilst failing to win the rights to host the games once.
  • Hungary Turkey Hungary and Turkey share the most bids in the Summer Games that have failed to win the rights to host the games at least once.
  • Sweden Sweden has had the most bids in the Winter Games that have failed to win the rights to host the games at least once.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Those bids which were not shortlisted for the second and final bidding phase.
  2. ^ a b At the first Session of the International Olympic Committee, in 1894, Athens was chosen to stage the first Olympic Games of the Modern Era, in 1896, as an honour to the birthplace of the Ancient Olympics. Paris was chosen as the site for the II Olympiad, in 1900, despite Pierre de Coubertin's wish that Paris would celebrate the first Games. ["Athens 1896". Games (International Olympic Committee). Archived from the original on 6 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-09. ][ Factsheet – The Olympic Movement (PDF). International Olympic Committee. 2007-02-07. Archived from the original on 18 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-09. ]
  3. ^ Chicago was voted the host city of the III Olympiad, but due to pressure from the city of St. Louis, which was staging the World's Fair on the same year, the Games were transferred to this city. ["1904 Summer Olympics: St. Louis, Missouri". Hickok Sports. Retrieved 2007-04-09. ]
  4. ^ Rome was the choice of the IOC, but the 1906 eruption of Mount Vesuvius forced the Italians to return the Games to the IOC, which reattributed them to London. ["1908 Olympics: London, England". Hickok Sports. Archived from the original on 13 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-09. ]
  5. ^ The Games were cancelled due to the ongoing World War I.
  6. ^ Antwerp was awarded with the Olympic Games as a compensation and to honour the Belgians who fought, suffered and died during the war. ["Antwerp 1920". Games. International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 17 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-09. ]
  7. ^ Lyon withdrew before the final vote.
  8. ^ Paris got the Games for the second time to fulfill Pierre de Coubertin's wish to see a successful Olympics in his country, erasing the flaws of the 1900 Olympics, before he retired from the IOC. ["1924 Olympics: Paris, France". Hickok Sports. Retrieved 2007-04-09. ]
  9. ^ a b c Due to the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Japan relinquished its hosting rights to both the Summer and Winter Games. On 1938-07-15, the IOC relocated the Summer Games to Helsinki and the Winter Games to St. Moritz. Finland's invasion by the Soviet Union, in 1939, and the ensuing World War II forced the IOC to cancel the 1940 Summer Games. ["1948 Olympics: London, England". Hickok Sports. Archived from the original on 14 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-10. ] Disagreements with the Swiss officials, concerning the entry of professional skiers in the Games, prompted the IOC to reattribute them for the second consecutive time to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, on 1939-06-09. They were cancelled as well because of the war. ["St. Moritz 1948". Games. International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 13 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-09. ]
  10. ^ a b The Games were cancelled because of the ongoing World War II.
  11. ^ a b Selected without election, after the end of the World War II.
  12. ^ Australian's strict quarantine laws concerning the entry of foreign horses made it impossible for the equestrian events to be held within the Games period. In May, 1954, during the 49th IOC Session in Athens, Stockholm was chosen to stage what would be known as "Equestrian Games of the XVIth Olympiad". ["Melbourne 1956". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 19 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-10. ][The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Equestrian Games of the XVIth Olympiad (PDF) (in Swedish and English). Organizing Committee for the Equestrian Games of the XVIth Olympiad. Retrieved 2007-04-10. ]
  13. ^ bid cancelled
  14. ^ bid cancelled following IOC inspection
  15. ^ bid cancelled
  16. ^ bid cancelled due to lack of Support from Italian Government
  17. ^ Chamonix was chosen by the IOC to stage the "International Sports Week 1924", which would later be considered the First Olympic Winter Games. ["Chamonix 1924". Games. International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 5 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-08. ]
  18. ^ a b c Until the 1938 revision of the Olympic Charter, the IOC rules stated that the host country of the Summer Olympics took priority if it wished to host the Winter Olympics.
  19. ^ Denver gave up its hosting rights because a state referendum prohibited allocation of public funds to support the Games. The Austrian city of Innsbruck, which had hosted the Games twelve years earlier, stepped in to replace Denver. ["Innsbruck 1976". Games. International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 23 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-23. ]
  20. ^ Vancouver-Garibaldi bid was withdrawn on 1974-10-04, leaving Lake Placid as the only bidder.
  21. ^ Bern withdrew its bid on 2002-09-27, following a negative referendum outcome over the cost of staging an Olympic Games. ["Bern Officially Withdraws Bid". GamesBids. 2002-09-27. Retrieved 2007-04-09. ]
  22. ^ Stockholm withdrew its bid on 17 January 2014
  23. ^ bid withdrawn for limited time and financial reasons
  24. ^ bid withdrawn for financial reasons

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