The 2022 Winter Olympics take place on Friday, February 4 through Sunday, February 20, in Beijing, China, featuring 109 events–seven more since PyeongChang–across 15 sports. Events will be contested across three Olympic competition zones: Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou. Curling, hockey, figure skating, speed skating, short track, big air in freestyle skiing, and snowboarding will take place in Beijing. Alpine Skiing, bobsled, skeleton, and luge will take place in Yanqing, and snowboarding, freestyle skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, and biathlon in Zhangjiakou.
Although the global pandemic caused a major shift in scheduling and gave us two Olympic Games just six months apart, that doesn’t change the fact that years of hard work and preparation go into staging the largest and most complex sporting event in the world. In fact, we already know the host cities for the next few upcoming Games (with the exception of the 2030 Winter Olympics which is still being decided) check out the full list below.
Where are the Upcoming Olympic Games?
2022 (Winter) – Beijing
2024 (Summer) – Paris
2026 (Winter) – Milan Cortina
2028 (Summer) – Los Angeles
2030 (Winter) – TBD
2032 (Summer) – Brisbane, Australia
It has been 100 years since Paris last hosted the Games in 1924 and in 2022 it will become the second city to host the Summer Olympic Games three times (London). Surfing, which made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games, will be contested at the Paris Olympics, however, it will take place approximately 9,800 miles away on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti.
2026 will mark the third time that Italy will host a Winter Games after Cortina d’Ampezzo in 1956 and Torino in 2006. Additionally, it will be the first time that the Games are returning to a traditional European site in 20 years.
The 2028 Games in Los Angeles will be the first Summer Olympics in the United States since 1996 (Atlanta) and it will take place at SoFi Stadium–the exact location of Super Bowl LVI, happening during the middle Sunday of the Beijing Winter Games, on February 13, 2022.