Host of winter olympics: Winter Olympic Games Host Cities

Winter Olympic Games Host Cities

The winter Olympic Games were first held in 1924, beginning a tradition of holding them a few months earlier and in a different city than the summer Olympic Games. Beginning in 1994, the winter Olympic Games were held in completely different years (two years apart) than the summer Games. Winter Games were held just two years apart in 1992 and 1994 to achieve this.

List of Winter Olympic Games Host Cities

The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing China. The following Winter Olympics will be in Italy. Click on the links for more information about each of the past Games. See also the list of host city bidding cities, dates and time zones, and location.

Year Host city Country Dates Held
2026 Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo Italy February 6–22
2022 Beijing China February 4-20
2018 PyeongChang South Korea February 9–25
2014 Sochi Russia February 7–23
2010 Vancouver Canada February 12-28
2006 Torino Italy February 10-26
2002 Salt Lake City United States February 8-24
1998 Nagano Japan February 7-22
1994 Lillehammer Norway February 12-27
1992 Albertville France February 8-23
1988 Calgary Canada February 13-28
1984 Sarajevo Yugoslavia February 8-19
1980 Lake Placid United States February 13-24
1976 Innsbruck Austria February 4-15
1972 Sapporo Japan February 3-13
1968 Grenoble France February 6-18
1964 Innsbruck Austria January 29-February 9
1960 Squaw Valley United States February 18-28
1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo Italy January 26 – February 5
1952 Oslo Norway February 14 – 25
1948 St. Moritz Switzerland January 30 – February 8
1944 canceled
1940 canceled
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany February 6 – 16
1932 Lake Placid United States February 4 – 15
1928 St. Moritz Switzerland February 11 – 19
1924 Chamonix France January 25 – February 5

Host City Trivia

  • The Winter Games has been held in the USA four times (the most of any country): 1932, 1960, 1980 and 2002. The US has also hosted the Summer Games four times (1904, 1932, 1984 and 1996).
  • France has hosted the Winter Games three times (1924, 1968 and 1992), and the summer games twice (1900 and 1924).

Related Pages

  • List of Winter Olympics Bid Cities
  • List of Host Cities of the Summer Olympics
  • Summer Games host city trivia
  • List of Olympic Host Countries (both Winter and Summer)
  • Winter Olympics main page.

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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics – Athletes, Medals & Results


DateFebruary 4th, 2022 – February 20th, 2022





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About the Games

Having won the bid for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games on 31 July 2015, Beijing became the first city in the world to have hosted both the summer and winter editions of the Olympic Games.

With a vision of “Joyful Rendezvous upon Pure Ice and Snow,” Beijing 2022 built on the legacies of the landmark Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and encouraged 300 million people across China to embrace winter sports.

The 109 events in seven Olympic winter sports were held in the three competition zones of central Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou.

Three competition zones

Beijing hosted four snow events (snowboard big air and freestyle skiing big air, men’s and women’s), plus all the ice events (curling, ice hockey and skating), making use of the legacy venues of Beijing 2008.

Yanqing, a suburban district of Beijing (80km to the northwest) and home to the famous Badaling and Juyongguan stretches of the Great Wall, hosted the Alpine skiing and sliding (bobsleigh, skeleton and luge) events.

Zhangjiakou, further to the northwest in the neighbouring Hebei province, hosted all the other snow events (snowboard, freestyle skiing, cross country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined and biathlon) in its Chongli district, a popular skiing destination.

The Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway, completed in 2019, cut travel time from Beijing to Yanqing to 20 minutes, and from Beijing to Zhangjiakou to 50 minutes.

Seven new events

The addition of seven new events – women’s monobob, freestyle skiing big air (men’s and women’s), and mixed team events in short track speed skating team relay, ski jumping, freestyle skiing aerials and snowboard cross – to Beijing 2022’s sports programme brought about the most gender-balanced Olympic Winter Games to date, with more female athletes (45.44 percent) and women’s events than at any previous Games.

Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)

The Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 took place in February 2022, coinciding with the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), the most important holiday in China. Local residents welcomed athletes from around the globe, encouraging them to enjoy the Chinese New Year festivities, the majestic landscape and the rich cultures of Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou.

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    DateFebruary 4th, 2022 – February 20th, 2022





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    About the Games

    Beijing received the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on July 31, 2015. The capital of China became the first city to host the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.


    Games were held under the slogan “Joyful rendezvous on clear ice and snow” and built on the legacy of the 2008 Summer Olympics and attracted the attention of 300 million Chinese people to winter sports.

    109 sets of medals were played in seven winter sports. Competitions were held in three zones: the center of Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou.

    Three clusters

    Beijing used the venues for the 2008 Olympics and hosted all ice events (curling, ice hockey, speed skating) as well as four snow events (big air in snowboarding and freestyle skiing for men and women).

    Yanqing – a suburban area of ​​the capital, 80 km northwest of Beijing, where Badaling and Junduguan are located – the famous sections of the Great Wall of China. They competed for medals in alpine skiing, bobsleigh, skeleton and luge.

    Zhangjiakou lies further northwest in the neighboring province of Hebei. The popular winter resort of Chunli, located there, hosted the remaining competitions in snowboarding, freestyle skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined and biathlon.

    Built in 2019, the high-speed railway has reduced travel time from Beijing to Yanqing to 20 minutes, and from Beijing to Zhangjiakou to 50 minutes.

    New competitions

    Seven new competitions have been added to the Olympic program: women’s single bobsleigh (monobob), men’s and women’s big-air skiing, short track mixed relay, and mixed team competitions in ski jumping, freestyle and snowboarding -cross. Thanks to this, in 2022, the highest balance of women’s and men’s competitions in the history of the Winter Olympics was achieved. Beijing hosted more women’s events than any previous Games. Athletes accounted for 45.44% of the number of participants.

    Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)

    The Beijing Winter Olympic Games were held in February 2022 and coincided with the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, the main national holiday. The locals anxiously waited for athletes from all over the world to share with them the festive program, the grand scale of the events and the rich culture of Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou, which enchanted the world with the beauty of winter sports.


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