Which Country Has Hosted the Most Olympic Games?

Elmira | 08 - 09 - 2021

The Olympics have evolved over the decades since the first modern Olympics were conducted in 1896. Hosting the Olympic games is considered a pride for many countries. It does cost a lot to host a world-class event like this. Olympic games were introduced during the 5th century in Olympia, Greece. Eventually, it became one of the most famous international sporting events. From ordinary people to hard-core fans, people cheer for athletes to win medals for their countries. People enjoy watching nail-biting sports games and want their country to break the previous records in every Olympic event.

In this blog, let’s find out more about the summer and winter games hosting countries. 

Who Has Hosted the Most Olympics?

The US hosted Olympics: 8 Times

The United States claims to have hosted the highest number of Olympic games. It has bid to host the Olympic games 55 times. The United States has hosted Olympic Games including Summer and Winter Games for eight times.

What Country Has Hosted the Most Winter Olympics?
  • A. Japan
  • B. China
  • C. United States
  • D. Canada

The hosted cities are:

  • 1904 – Summer Olympics-St Louis
  • 1932 – Winter Olympics-Lake Placid, New York
  • 1932 – Summer Olympics-Los Angeles
  • 1960 – Winter Olympics-Squaw Valley, California
  • 1980 – Winter Olympics-Lake Placid, New York
  • 1984 – Summer Olympics-Los Angeles
  • 1996 – Summer Olympics-Atlanta
  • 2002 – Winter Olympics-Salt Lake City

France became the second-highest for hosting the Olympics and has hosted five times, followed by Austria, Australia, Germany, Italy, Canada, Switzerland, the UK, and Japan, which they hosted three times. 

United Kingdom: 3

London, United Kingdom became the first city to host the Olympic modern Games three times-1908,1948 and 2012.

Australia: 2

In Australia, the Olympic Games were held twice. It was first held in Melbourne in 1956. Later, it was held in Sydney in 2000.

France: 2

Paris has hosted the Olympic games twice in 1900 and 1924. It is expected that the Olympics will return to the city in 2024.

Germany: 2

Germany has hosted the Summer Olympics twice. The 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin and the 1972 Games hosted in Munich.

Greece: 2

Greece has hosted the Summer Olympics in 1896 and 2004. Both games were held in Athens. Along with Los Angeles and Paris, Athens has hosted the Olympics twice.

Japan: 2

Olympic Games were held in Japan in 1964 and 2021.

Which City Hosted the Most Olympics?

London holds the record for hosting most Olympics Games compared to other cities. It hosted the event in 1908, 1948, and 2012.

Countries Who Have Hosted It Once

Belgium (1920-Antwerp), Canada (1976-Montreal), China (2008-Beijing), Brazil (2016 Rio de Janeiro), Finland (1952-Helsinki), Mexico (1968-Mexico City), Italy (1960-Rome), The Netherlands (1928-Amsterdam), Spain (1992-Barcelona), Russia (1980-Moscow), Sweden (1912-Stockholm) and South Korea (1988-Seoul)

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