AFTER a Covid-hit 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and an under-the-radar 2022 Winter Games in Beijing – fans already have their eyes on the next event.
The coronavirus pandemic forced the 2020 Games to be delayed by a year, but the Japan event still went ahead without fans.
The International Olympics Committee (IOC) had originally wanted Japanese spectators in the stands during summer 2021, but the government declared a stage of emergency due to rising coronavirus cases in the country.
That meant that arenas were completely empty of any fans for the duration of the Games.
The Winter Games in Beijing went ahead as scheduled but once more fans were missing from indoor events.
Where are the next summer Olympics?
After the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the Games are scheduled to return to Europe in 2024.
A hundred years on from the last time it hosted the Games, the city of Paris is set to host the next Olympics.
After previously hosting in 1900 and 1924, Paris will become just the second city to host the Olympics three times.
The only other city to hold the Games three times is London in 1908, 1948 and 2012.
Where are the next Winter Olympics?
The next winter Olympics are in Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy.
It is the second time Italy has hosted the Games in the past 20 years, having held the Games in Turin in 2006.
When are the next Olympics?
The Olympic Games are scheduled to be held every four years, although due to the coronavirus pandemic it was five years between 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro and the 2020 Tokyo Games which went ahead in 2021
Despite that the Paris Games will go ahead in 2024, just three years after Tokyo.
The French city beat the bid from Los Angeles bid to host the 2024 Games back in 2017, after Hamburg, Rome and Budapest withdrew their bids.
The 2020 Olympics got underway on July 23, 2021 with the opening ceremony, and finished on August 8, 2021.
Upcoming summer and winter Olympics list in full
- Summer 2024 – Paris, France
- Winter 2026 – Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
- Summer 2028 – Los Angeles, USA
- Summer 2032 – Brisbane, Australia