For higher or worse, the whole world will flip its eyes to Tokyo for the 2021 Olympic Video games this summer time amid a still-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that pressured these Video games’ postponement from 2020.
There isn’t any denying the Olympics have misplaced vital luster in 2021 amid the pandemic, which has pressured the Video games to happen with out fan attendance. Furthermore, an growing variety of individuals related to the Olympics — each in its group and the athletes themselves — are testing constructive for the virus. Some have even occurred within the Olympic Village, the place athletes and different organizers reside throughout the Video games.
After all, there was no manner Japan might have predicted the immense logistical problem of internet hosting the Summer time Video 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 protected and comparatively regular occasion takes place from July 23 by Aug. 8. It stays to be seen whether or not the pandemic will have an effect on the best way future Olympics unfold.
This is a take a look at future host cities for each the Summer time and Winter Video games:
The place are the Olympics this yr?
The 2021 Olympics will happen in Tokyo; Japan managed to win the bid for the 2020 Video 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 Video games: It first hosted the Summer time Olympics in Tokyo in 1964, adopted by Winter Video games in 1972 (Sapporo) and 1998 (Nagano).
The Japan Nationwide Stadium — named Olympic Stadium for the 2021 Video games — will host each the opening and shutting ceremonies, in addition to all monitor and subject occasions, plus some soccer matches. Japan’s Nationwide Olympic Stadium, which hosted the 1964 Video games, was demolished and given a roughly $1.18 billion improve upfront of the Summer time Olympics. Nearly all occasions will happen in Tokyo apart from some soccer matches and walk-racing and marathon occasions, which is able to happen in Sapporo, roughly 691 miles north of Tokyo.
Under are the complete venues for the 2021 Olympics:
|Olympic Stadium||Opening/Closing Ceremonies, Observe & Area, Soccer|
|Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium||Desk Tennis|
|Yoyogi Nationwide Stadium||Handball|
|Nippon Budokan||Judo, Karate|
|Tokyo Worldwide Discussion board||Weightlifting|
|Musashino Forest Sport Plaza||Badminton, Pentathlon|
|Tokyo Stadium||Soccer, Pentathlon, Rugby|
|Ariake Area||Indoor Volleyball|
|Ariake Gymnastics Centre||Gymnastics|
|Ariake City Sports activities Park||Biking, BMX Racing/Freestyle, Skateboarding|
|Ariake Tennis Park||Tennis|
|Odaiba Marine Park||Marathon Swimming, Triathlon|
|Shiokaze Park||Seashore Volleyball|
|Aomi City Sports activities Park||3-on-3 Basketball, Sport Climbing|
|Oi Hockey Stadium||Area Hockey|
|Sea Forest Cross-Nation Course||Equestrian — Eventing, Cross Nation|
|Sea Forest Waterway||Canoe Dash, Rowing|
|Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre||Canoe Slalom|
|Yumenoshima Park Archery Area||Archery|
|Tokyo Aquatics Centre||Swimming, Creative Swimming, Diving|
|Tatsumi Water Polo Centre||Water Polo|
|Asaka Taking pictures Vary||Taking pictures|
|Musashinonomori Park||Biking Highway|
|Sapporo Odori Park||Marathon, Race Strolling|
|Makuhari Messe Corridor||Fencing, Taekwondo, Wrestling|
|Tsurigasaki Browsing Seashore||Browsing|
|Saitama Tremendous Area||Basketball|
|Kasumigaseki Nation Membership||Golf|
|Enoshima Yacht Harbour||Crusing|
|Izu Velodrome and MTB Course||Biking Observe, Mountain Bike|
|Fuji Worldwide Speedway||Biking Highway|
|Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium||Baseball, Softball|
|Yokohama Baseball Stadium||Baseball, Softball|
|Ibaraki Kashima Stadium||Soccer|
|Worldwide Stadium Yokohama||Soccer|
Future Olympics places
The following Olympics looms proper across the nook. After Tokyo, the 2022 Winter Video 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 following two Summer time Olympics. Milan will host the 2026 Winter Video games.
- 2022: Beijing (Winter)
- 2024: Paris (Summer time)
- 2026: Milan Cortina (Winter)
- 2028: Los Angeles (Summer time)
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 Video games, scheduled to happen Feb. 4-22, 2022, might be noteworthy in a number of sides, not least of which is the actual fact it will likely be the primary Winter Video games (and solely the second Olympic Video games ever) to be held in China.
The 2022 Video games may even mark the primary time the identical metropolis hosts each the Summer time and Winter Video games; Beijing additionally hosted the 2008 Summer time Olympics. Beijing additionally will develop into the eleventh metropolis to host a number of Olympics. Furthermore, China turns into simply the ninth nation to host each the Summer time and Winter Olympics.
So far as geography is anxious, Beijing will mark the final in three straight Olympic Video games hosted in East Asian international locations: Pyeongchang, South Korea hosted the 2018 Winter Video 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 Inexperienced, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou.
2024 Summer time Olympics: Paris
Bidding for the 2024 Summer time Olympics started in 2015. Paris beat out 4 cities — Hamburg, Rome, Budapest and Los Angeles — for the suitable to host the Video games. After Hamburg, Rome and Budapest in the end 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 choice came about on the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru.
The 2024 Summer time Video games, scheduled for July 26 by August 11, 2024, will give France its sixth total Olympic competitors: The primary got here in 1904, when it hosted the second-ever trendy Olympics, additionally in Paris. The 2024 Summer time Video games is not going to solely mark the third total for France, but additionally its first in 100 years: The earlier Video games came about in 1904 (Paris) and 1924 (Paris). France has additionally hosted Winter Video games in 1924 (Chamonix), 1968 (Grenoble) and 1992 (Albertville).
Paris may even develop into simply the third metropolis after London (1908, 1948, 2012) to host three Summer time Video games. It should additionally encompass a number of venues unfold all through the realm, together with the Grand Paris zone (eight sports activities), Paris Heart 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 have been chosen as joint hosts of the 2026 Winter Video 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 Video games, scheduled to happen from Feb. 6 by Feb. 22, 2026, will mark the fourth Olympic Video games hosted in Italy, and first for Milan. The primary was the 1956 Winter Video games (Cortina d’Ampezzo), adopted by the 1960 Summer time Video games (Rome) and 2006 Winter Video 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 time 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 Video games. Los Angeles additionally hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer time Video games.
The 2028 Olympics may even mark the primary time the US hosts Olympic Video games because the 2002 Winter Video games in Salt Lake Metropolis. The 2028 Summer time Olympics would be the ninth time the U.S. hosts Olympic Video games; the next-closest nation, together with future dates, is France (six).
Venues will vary from the downtown Los Angeles Sports activities Park, Valley Sports activities Park, South Bay Sports activities Park, Lengthy Seashore Sports activities Park, Westside and past.