For better or worse, the whole world will look to Tokyo for the 2021 Olympics this summer amid an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has forced these Games to be postponed from 2020.
It is undeniable that the Olympics lost a significant luster in 2021 amid the pandemic, which forced the Games to take place without the presence of fans. Additionally, a growing number of people associated with the Olympics – both within its organization and the athletes themselves – are testing positive for the virus. Some even took place in the Olympic Village, where athletes and other organizers reside during the Games.
Of course, there was no way that Japan could have predicted the immense logistical challenge of hosting the Summer Games in the midst of a pandemic when it successfully won the Olympic bid in 2020 on Turkey and Istanbul in 2013.
Tokyo Olympic organizers have their work cut out for them to ensure that a safe and relatively normal event takes place from July 23 to August 8. It remains to be seen whether the pandemic will affect the conduct of future Olympics.
Here is a look at the future host cities for the Summer and Winter Games:
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Where are the Olympics this year?
The 2021 Olympics will take place in Tokyo; Japan managed to win the bid for the 2020 Games in 2013, despite fears over the Fukushima power plant crisis. It will be the fourth time in Japanese history that it has hosted an Olympic Games: it first hosted the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964, followed by the Winter Games in 1972 (Sapporo) and 1998 ( Nagano).
The National Stadium of Japan – named the Olympic Stadium for the 2021 Games – will host both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as all athletic events, as well as some football matches. Japan’s National Olympic Stadium, which hosted the 1964 Games, was demolished and received an upgrade of about $ 1.18 billion ahead of the Summer Olympics. Almost all of the events will take place in Tokyo, with the exception of some football matches, running races and marathons, which will take place in Sapporo, about 691 miles north of Tokyo.
Below are the full venues for the 2021 Olympics:
|Olympic Stadium||Opening / Closing Ceremonies, Athletics, Football|
|Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium||Table tennis|
|Yoyogi National Stadium||Handball|
|Japanese Budokan||Judo, Karate|
|Tokyo International Forum||Bodybuilding|
|Musashino Forest Sports Square||Badminton, Pentathlon|
|Tokyo stadium||Football, Pentathlon, Rugby|
|Ariake Arena||Indoor volleyball|
|Ariake Gymnastics Center||Gymnastic|
|Ariake Urban Sports Park||Cycling, BMX Racing / Freestyle, Skateboard|
|Ariake tennis park||Tennis|
|Odaiba Marine Park||Marathon Swimming, Triathlon|
|Shiokaze Park||Beach volleyball|
|Aomi Urban Sports Park||3-on-3 basketball, Sport climbing|
|Oi Hockey Stadium||Field hockey|
|Sea Forest cross-country ski course||Horse Riding – Eventing, Cross Country|
|Maritime forest waterway||Sprint Canoe, Rowing|
|Kasai canoe-slalom center||Canoe Slalom|
|Yumenoshima Park Archery Field||Archery|
|Tokyo Aquatic Center||Swimming, Artistic Swimming, Diving|
|Tatsumi Water Polo Center||Water polo|
|Asaka shooting range||Filming|
|Musashinonomori Park||Cycle route|
|Sapporo Odori Park||Marathon, Running|
|Makuhari Messe Hall||Fencing, Taekwondo, Wrestling|
|Tsurigasaki Surf Beach||Surfing|
|Super Saitama Arena||Basketball|
|Kasumigaseki Country Club||Golf|
|Izu velodrome and mountain bike route||Cycle path, mountain biking|
|Fuji International Racing Circuit||Cycle route|
|Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium||Baseball, softball|
|Yokohama Baseball Stadium||Baseball, softball|
|Ibaraki Kashima Stadium||Football|
|Yokohama International Stadium||Football|
Venues for future Olympic Games
The next Olympic Games are fast approaching. After Tokyo, the 2022 Winter Games are scheduled to take place in Beijing from February 4 to 22, 2022, seven months after the closing ceremonies of the 2021 Olympics. Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028) are expected to host both. next Summer Olympics. Milan will host the 2026 Winter Games.
- 2022: Beijing (winter)
- 2024: Paris (Summer)
- 2026: Milan Cortina (Winter)
- 2028: Los Angeles (summer)
2022 Olympic Winter Games: Beijing
The IOC elected Beijing as the host city for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in July 2015, during the 128th IOC Session in Malaysia. The 2022 Games, which are due to take place from February 4 to 22, 2022, will be remarkable in several ways, including the fact that it will be the first Winter Games (and only the second Olympic Games in history) to be held. stand in China.
The 2022 Games will also mark the first time that the same city has hosted both the Summer and Winter Games; Beijing also hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics. Beijing will also become the 11th city to host multiple Olympics. Additionally, China becomes the ninth country to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics.
As for geography, Beijing will be the last of three consecutive Olympic Games held in countries in East Asia: Pyeongchang, South Korea, hosted the 2018 Winter Games, followed by Tokyo in 2021. and, finally, Beijing in 2022.
The 2022 games will include events in several “clusters”, including those held in Olympic Park, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou.
2024 Summer Olympics: Paris
Nominations for the 2024 Summer Olympics began in 2015. Paris beat four cities – Hamburg, Rome, Budapest and Los Angeles – for the right to host the Games. After Hamburg, Rome and Budapest finally withdrew from the competition, the IOC simultaneously approved Paris and Los Angeles to host the 2024 and 28 Olympics at an extraordinary IOC session in 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The official announcement of this decision took place at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru.
The 2024 Summer Games, scheduled for July 26 to August 11, 2024, will give France its sixth overall Olympic competition: the first took place in 1904, when it hosted the second modern Olympic Games, also in Paris. The 2024 Summer Games will not only be France’s third overall, but also its first in 100 years: the previous Games were held in 1904 (Paris) and 1924 (Paris). France also hosted Winter Games in 1924 (Chamonix), 1968 (Grenoble) and 1992 (Albertville).
Paris will also become the third city after London (1908, 1948, 2012) to host three Summer Games. It will also include several sites spread over the territory, including the Grand Paris zone (eight sports), the Paris Center zone (19 sports), Versailles (four sports) and the peripheral areas (six sports).
Olympic Winter Games 2026: Milan Cortina
The Italians Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo were selected as joint hosts of the 2026 Winter Games, beating Stockholm-Are (Sweden) at the 134th IOC Session in July 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The 2026 Winter Olympics will mark the first time that two cities have been listed as officially hosts.
The 2026 Winter Games, which will take place from February 6 to 22, 2026, will mark the fourth Olympic Games held in Italy, and the first in Milan. The first were the 1956 Winter Games (Cortina d’Ampezzo), followed by the 1960 Summer Games (Rome) and the 2006 Winter Games (Turin).
Clusters for the 2026 Winter Olympics include Milan, an autonomous site in Assago, Valtellina, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Val di Fiemme and Verona.
2028 Summer Olympics: Los Angeles
Los Angeles was named host of the 2028 Olympics in a simultaneous announcement for Paris in 2024. The 2028 Olympics will make Los Angeles the third city (after London and Paris, respectively) to host three Olympics. Los Angeles also hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Games.
The 2028 Olympics will also mark the first time the United States has hosted an Olympics since the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. The 2028 Summer Olympics will be the ninth time the United States has hosted an Olympics; the next closest country, including future dates, is France (six).
Venues will range from downtown Los Angeles Sports Park, Valley Sports Park, South Bay Sports Park, Long Beach Sports Park, Westside and beyond.