Here's When & Where the Next 3 Olympics Will Be Held

The Games will even touch American soil soon.

Paris, France
Courtesy of the Paris 2024 Olympics
Courtesy of the Paris 2024 Olympics

It doesn't feel like so long ago that the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing captured our imagination. Between American Nathan Chen's incredible gold-winning performance in figure skating to breakout skiing star Eileen Gu winning a history-making three medals, the most recent Olympics were packed with incredible moments.

But we are now only six months away from the Olympics returning with another opportunity to rally together to celebrate sportsmanship and witness Olympics history as it unfolds.

While we're at it, let's talk about the details of the next three Olympics from 2024 to 2028, and beyond. We know that sounds far away, but it's never too early to start brushing up on your figure skating knowledge or learn the ins and outs of fly fishing.

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
Courtesy of the Paris 2024 Olympics

When will the next Summer Olympics be?

Similar to 2021's Tokyo Olympics that started in late July and ended in early August, the Games will run from July 26, 2024, to August 11, 2024.

Where will they take place?

The 2024 Summer Olympic Games will be in Paris, France. Believe it or not, France is no stranger to the Games—2024 will mark the country's sixth time hosting. The western European nation hosted the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, and the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.

The Games will be at the Stade de France Stadium, located in the heart of the city. Organizers for the 2024 Olympic Games predict that the Summer Games will be a unique, international celebration. According to the official website, the Games will "offer one of the world's most inspirational cities as a memorable stage for the athletes–and a truly global platform to promote them, and their incredible stories."

How is France preparing?

To kick off the Games, organizers are planning the Opening Ceremony to be just as bold as the city it's taking place in. For the very first time, the Opening Ceremony will take place not in a stadium but in the heart of Paris, France. Organizers have planned a 3.7-mile procession that will transport athletes along the Seine River in a fleet of some 160 boats. The river, bridges, and the capital's iconic monuments will serve as the backdrop for the incredible spectacle.

Organizers also plan to make the Games the most sustainable yet. According to the official Olympics website, Paris 2024 will endeavor to be the first Games fully aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement by "enacting a ground-breaking emissions reduction strategy that aims to deliver a 55 percent smaller carbon footprint than the 2012 London Olympic Games that are widely seen as a reference for sustainable Games."

Part of this work is a massive cleanup of the polluted Seine, which is already underway. According to Euronews, planned improvements to the Seine include the building of a retention pond. It is the goal of officials to improve the Seine's water quality so much that it will be swimmable by 2025. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is so confident in this goal that she announced this month that she plans to take a "historic dip" in the Seine prior to the Games beginning, even after three test swimming events in the Seine were canceled last summer due to the poor water quality.

The Paris Olympics will also include an exciting new sporting event. Breaking will make its debut at the Games, with 16 B-girls and 16 B-boys from around the world set to qualify to compete in the event starting on August 9, 2024.

How can I attend the Paris Olympics?

As the Games are drawing closer, tickets already went on sale beginning in December 2022, and a limited batch of additional tickets became available late last year. While many events are already sold out, some tickets remain and more tickets will regularly go on sale in the weeks ahead. You can register on the Games' official website to stay up to date on the latest ticket availability news.

Of course, if you're traveling to Paris for the Olympics, you'll also need somewhere to stay and you'd be wise to book those accommodations ASAP, especially if you're trying to save some money. Last October, we reported that Paris hotel prices were surging by 300% ahead of the Games. The city is anticipating 11 million visitors for the Games and is home to just 280,000 hotel rooms available per day, so demand is high. Just how high are these prices? A recent study found that the average cost of a double room in Paris on the night of the Opening Ceremony on July 26, 2024 currently stands at $1,128 (1,033 euros).

Milano Cortina, Italy
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When will the next Winter Olympics be?

Other than that little blip in time that was 2020, the Olympics take place every four years. So the next winter Olympics will be held similarly to the 2022 Games in February. To get more specific, you can catch the Games from February 6, 2026, to February 22, 2026.

Where will they take place?

The following Winter Games will take place in Milano Cortina, Italy. The 2026 Games will mark the fourth occasion the Olympics will take place in Italy. The Mediterranean country hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, The 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

Milano Cortina Candidature Committee describes its vision for the Games on its website as "a unique opportunity to showcase Italy's design style that has seen the 'Made in Italy' brand become synonymous with excellence all over the world."

How is Italy preparing?

Similar to the 2024 Games in Paris, France, the goal for the 2026 Winter Games is to be more sustainable. The goal is to minimize environmental impact. According to the Olympics website, Organizers plan to "recycle three-quarters of the waste the Games produce and use sustainable means of transportation only."

A November 2021 business plan also outlined how important sustainability is for the future Games. Organizers approved an estimated budget of around 1.58 billion Euros, with an "increase in sustainability commitments and a timely assessment of technological and cybersecurity investments."

Information about tickets for the 2026 Winter Olympics will be shared as it becomes available on the Games' official website.

Los Angeles, California skyline
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Where will the Olympics be after that?

The Olympics will be back on American soil for the first time since 2002. In the past, the US has hosted the Games in Salt Lake City, Atlanta, and New York, but in 2028 the Games will land in sunny California. The Los Angeles 2028 Summer Games will take place from July 21, 2028, to August 6, 2028.

Similar to Games before it, the main goal for the 2028 Summer Games is sustainability. The Summer Games' website touts that the Games will be happening in several different locations in order to use less resources. "Sustainability and fiscal responsibility are core to the Games Plan. With infrastructure already in place, no new permanent venues are needed for the Games."

Information about tickets for the 2028 Summer Olympics will be shared as it becomes available on the Games' official website.

Beyond Los Angeles 2028, one more Olympic Games host has already been chosen, as of this writing. Brisbane, Australia will host the 2032 Summer Olympics, from July 23, 2032 to August 8, 2032. The Brisbane Games will mark the third Olympics hosted in Australia but the first in Brisbane, following in the footsteps of the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne and the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

Meanwhile, the host of the 2030 and 2034 Winter Olympics remain to be determined at this time, but both hosts are expected to be announced by the International Olympic Committee in the days leading up to the Paris Olympic Games' July 2024 start.

According to NBCSports.com, the IOC has identified frontrunners for both of the Winter Games. If the discussions proceed as anticipated, it is likely that France will host the 2030 Winter Olympics, and that the US would host the 2034 Winter Olympics.

The French bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics proposes that events would be held in four separate hubs spread across the French Alps regions of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, with some events—including figure skating, hockey, curling, and short track—being held in Nice. Sweden and Switzerland also made bids for the 2030 Games, and Switzerland has now emerged as a leading contender for the 2038 Winter Olympics.

The US bid for the 2034 Winter Olympics would mark a return to the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Salt Lake City bid relies exclusively on existing or temporary venues that are all easily accessible from the central Athletes' Village.

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