OLYMPICS

Which cities have hosted the Summer Olympics up to 2021?

The Summer Olympics has been held in 23 different cities, with Tokyo poised to become the latest venue to have hosted multiple Games.

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,Which cities have hosted the Summer Olympics up to 2021?
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A total of 23 cities from 19 different countries have hosted the Summer Olympics since the modern Games began in 1896, with four cities staging the event on more than one occasion.

Tokyo to become latest host of multiple Summer Olympics

Tokyo will become the fifth host of multiple Summer Olympics when it puts on the postponed 2020 Games this summer, having also been the venue in 1964.

The quartet of cities that have already staged more than one Summer Olympics are: Athens (1896 and 2004), London (1908, 1948 and 2012), Los Angeles (1932 and 1984) and Paris (1900 and 1924).

Summer Olympics hosts up to 2021: in full

Year Host city Dates
1896 Athens 6-15 April 1896
1900 Paris 14 May-28 October 1900
1904 St Louis 1 July-23 November 1904
1908 London 27 April-31 October 1908
1912 Stockholm 6-22 July 1912
1920 Antwerp 14 August-12 September 1920
1924 Paris 5-27 July 1924
1928 Amsterdam 28 July-12 August 1928
1932 Los Angeles 30 July-4 August 1932
1936 Berlin 1-16 August 1936
1948 London 29 July-14 August 1948
1952 Helsinki 19 July-3 August 1952
1956 Melbourne 22 November-8 December 1956
1960 Rome 25 August-11 September 1960
1964 Tokyo 10-24 October 1964
1968 Mexico City 12-27 October 1968
1972 Munich 26 August-11 September 1972
1976 Montreal 17 July-1 August 1976
1980 Moscow 19 July-3 August 1980
1984 Los Angeles 28 July-12 August 1984
1988 Seoul 17 September-2 October 1988
1992 Barcelona 25 July-9 August 1992
1996 Atlanta 19 July-4 August 1996
2000 Sydney 15 September-1 October 2000
2004 Athens 13-29 August 2004
2008 Beijing 8-24 August 2008
2012 London 27 July-12 August 2012
2016 Rio de Janeiro 5-21 August 2016
2020 Tokyo 23 July-8 August 2021

Paris, LA to join London as three-time hosts

Having been chosen to host the Summer Olympics in 2024, Paris will become only the second city after London to stage the Games three times.

Four years after that, Los Angeles is also due to stage its third Olympics. Paris and LA were confirmed as the 2024 and 2028 hosts, respectively, in September 2017.

Meanwhile, 2008 venue Beijing is set to establish itself as the only city to stage both the Summer and Winter Games when it hosts the Winter Olympics in 2022.