For higher or worse, your entire world will flip its eyes to Tokyo for the 2021 Olympic Games this summer season amid a still-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that pressured these Games’ postponement from 2020.
There’s no denying the Olympics have misplaced vital luster in 2021 amid the pandemic, which has pressured the Games to happen with out fan attendance. Moreover, an growing quantity of folks related to the Olympics — each in its group and the athletes themselves — are testing optimistic for the virus. Some have even occurred within the Olympic Village, the place athletes and different organizers reside in the course of the Games.
Of course, there was no manner Japan might have predicted the immense logistical problem of internet hosting the Summer Games amid a pandemic on the time it efficiently gained the bid for the 2020 Olympics over Turkey and Istanbul again in 2013.
Olympic organizers in Tokyo have their work reduce out for them to make sure a secure and comparatively regular occasion takes place from July 23 via Aug. 8. It stays to be seen whether or not the pandemic will have an effect on the best way future Olympics unfold.
Here’s a have a look at future host cities for each the Summer and Winter Games:
Where are the Olympics this yr?
The 2021 Olympics will happen in Tokyo; Japan managed to win the bid for the 2020 Games again in 2013 even amongst fears following the Fukushima energy plant disaster. This would be the fourth time in Japan’s historical past that it hosts an Olympic Games: It first hosted the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 1964, adopted by Winter Games in 1972 (Sapporo) and 1998 (Nagano).
The Japan National Stadium — named Olympic Stadium for the 2021 Games — will host each the opening and closing ceremonies, in addition to all monitor and discipline occasions, plus some soccer matches. Japan’s National Olympic Stadium, which hosted the 1964 Games, was demolished and given a roughly $1.18 billion improve upfront of the Summer Olympics. Almost all occasions will happen in Tokyo besides for some soccer matches and walk-racing and marathon occasions, which can happen in Sapporo, roughly 691 miles north of Tokyo.
Below are the complete venues for the 2021 Olympics:
|Olympic Stadium||Opening/Closing Ceremonies, Track & Field, Soccer|
|Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium||Table Tennis|
|Yoyogi National Stadium||Handball|
|Nippon Budokan||Judo, Karate|
|Tokyo International Forum||Weightlifting|
|Musashino Forest Sport Plaza||Badminton, Pentathlon|
|Tokyo Stadium||Soccer, Pentathlon, Rugby|
|Ariake Arena||Indoor Volleyball|
|Ariake Gymnastics Centre||Gymnastics|
|Ariake Urban Sports Park||Cycling, BMX Racing/Freestyle, Skateboarding|
|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 Course||Equestrian — Eventing, Cross Country|
|Sea Forest Waterway||Canoe Sprint, Rowing|
|Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre||Canoe Slalom|
|Yumenoshima Park Archery Field||Archery|
|Tokyo Aquatics Centre||Swimming, Artistic Swimming, Diving|
|Tatsumi Water Polo Centre||Water Polo|
|Asaka Shooting Range||Shooting|
|Musashinonomori Park||Cycling Road|
|Sapporo Odori Park||Marathon, Race Walking|
|Makuhari Messe Hall||Fencing, Taekwondo, Wrestling|
|Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach||Surfing|
|Saitama Super Arena||Basketball|
|Kasumigaseki Country Club||Golf|
|Enoshima Yacht Harbour||Sailing|
|Izu Velodrome and MTB Course||Cycling Track, Mountain Bike|
|Fuji International Speedway||Cycling Road|
|Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium||Baseball, Softball|
|Yokohama Baseball Stadium||Baseball, Softball|
|Ibaraki Kashima Stadium||Soccer|
|International Stadium Yokohama||Soccer|
Future Olympics areas
The subsequent Olympics looms proper across the nook. After Tokyo, the 2022 Winter Games are scheduled to take place in Beijing from Feb. 4-22, 2022 — seven months following the closing ceremonies of the 2021 Olympics. Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028) are set to host the subsequent two Summer Olympics. Milan will host the 2026 Winter Games.
- 2022: Beijing (Winter)
- 2024: Paris (Summer)
- 2026: Milan Cortina (Winter)
- 2028: Los Angeles (Summer)
- 2032: Brisbane (Summer)
2022 Winter Olympics: Beijing
The IOC elected Beijing because the host metropolis of the 2022 Winter Olympics in July 2015, on the 128th IOC Session in Malaysia. The 2022 Games, scheduled to happen Feb. 4-22, 2022, shall be noteworthy in a number of aspects, not least of which is the actual fact will probably be the primary Winter Games (and solely the second Olympic Games ever) to be held in China.
The 2022 Games can even mark the primary time the identical metropolis hosts each the Summer and Winter Games; Beijing additionally hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics. Beijing additionally will develop into the eleventh metropolis to host a number of Olympics. Moreover, China turns into simply the ninth nation to host each the Summer and Winter Olympics.
As far as geography is worried, Beijing will mark the final in three straight Olympic Games hosted in East Asian nations: Pyeongchang, South Korea hosted the 2018 Winter Games, adopted by Tokyo in 2021 and, lastly, Beijing in 2022.
The 2022 video games will embrace occasions throughout a number of “clusters,” together with these held within the Olympic Green, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou.
2024 Summer Olympics: Paris
Bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics started in 2015. Paris beat out 4 cities — Hamburg, Rome, Budapest and Los Angeles — for the best to host the Games. After Hamburg, Rome and Budapest finally withdrew their names from competition, the IOC accepted concurrent Paris and Los Angeles to host the 2024 and ’28 Olympics at an Extraordinary IOC Session in 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The formal announcement for stated determination happened on the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru.
The 2024 Summer Games, scheduled for July 26 via August 11, 2024, will give France its sixth general Olympic competitors: The first got here in 1904, when it hosted the second-ever fashionable Olympics, additionally in Paris. The 2024 Summer Games won’t solely mark the third general for France, but additionally its first in 100 years: The earlier Games happened in 1904 (Paris) and 1924 (Paris). France has additionally hosted Winter Games in 1924 (Chamonix), 1968 (Grenoble) and 1992 (Albertville).
Paris can even develop into simply the third metropolis after London (1908, 1948, 2012) to host three Summer Games. It can even consist of a number of venues unfold all through the realm, together with the Grand Paris zone (eight sports activities), Paris Center zone (19 sports activities), Versailles (4 sports activities) and outlying zones (six sports activities).
2026 Winter Olympics: Milan Cortina
Italy’s Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo had been chosen as joint hosts of the 2026 Winter Games, beating out Stockholm-Are (Sweden) on the 134th IOC Session in July 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The 2026 Winter Olympics will mark the primary time two cities are listed as hosts in an official capability.
The 2026 Winter Games, scheduled to happen from Feb. 6 via 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), adopted by the 1960 Summer Games (Rome) and 2006 Winter Games (Turin).
Clusters for the 2026 Winter Olympics embrace Milan, an Assago stand-alone venue, Valtellina, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Val di Fiemme and Verona.
2028 Summer Olympics: Los Angeles
Los Angeles was named because the host of the 2028 Olympics in a concurrent announcement for Paris in 2024. The 2028 Olympics will make Los Angeles simply the third metropolis (following London and Paris, respectively) to host three Olympic Games. Los Angeles additionally hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Games.
The 2028 Olympics can even mark the primary time the United States hosts Olympic Games because the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. The 2028 Summer Olympics would be the ninth time the U.S. hosts Olympic Games; the next-closest nation, together with future dates, is France (six).
Venues will vary 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 because the host of the 2032 Olympics on the 138th IOC Session in Tokyo forward 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.
The IOC has begun confirming Olympic host cities 11 years upfront to permit native officers extra lead time to plan and construct infrastructure. Previously, host cities had been chosen seven years forward of the Games.