Have future Olympic games been announced?
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has scheduled future Olympic games in cities from 2022 through to 2032.
The next Winter Olympics games will be held in Beijing, the capital city of China, mostly in the Hebei province with some events taking place in neighboring towns from Friday, February 4, 2022, to Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022.
Beijing will make history asp the first city to host the winter and summer games with the 2022 Winter Olympics.
According to the Beijing 2022 official website, the Beijing Winter Olympics will use some of its existing infrastructure that it built for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
But China is also building six new venues for the upcoming Winter Olympics to add to the six existing venues that already exist from the 2008 Summer Olympics.
The next summer Olympics after Tokyo will take place in Paris, France, in 2024.
Tony Estanguet, the president of the 2024 Paris Olympics organizing committee said: “This ceremony will foretaste of Paris 2024. It’s the DNA of Paris 2024 that will be expressed.”
For its third Summer Olympics, exactly 100 years after it last hosted the sporting spectacle, the French capital has ambitious plans.
According to Estanguet, preparations for the 2024 Games are well underway and despite the pandemic’s challenges, there are no major construction delays.
Three years out, and the Paris team is keeping their hopes that the pandemic, which severely impacted the Tokyo Olympics, will be behind them in 2024.
“Of course, we are learning a lot as we have done here in Tokyo about adapting to the challenges of a pandemic,” said Agathe Renoux, spokesperson for Paris 2024. “We are ready to adapt and we are keeping our focus on our exciting Games.”
Mathieu Hanotin, mayor of the Parisian suburb of Saint Denis that will host the centerpiece of Olympics infrastructure, the athletes’ village, shared in the optimism.
Hanotin told reporters that with spectators banned from this year’s Games due to Covid-19, the “celebration was inevitably hidden,” but by 2024, “we will be able to breathe.”
Following in London 2012’s footsteps, beach volleyball will take place in a temporary stadium built in the city center, on the famous Champs de Mars, with the Eiffel Tower as the backdrop.
Roughly one kilometer to the east, the vast lawn in front of Les Invalides will host the archery and the Palace of Versailles’ sumptuous gardens will welcome the equestrian events.
Plans for the opening ceremony — unusually set to take place in the center of Paris — remain under wraps but organizer Estanguet underlined the desire to “connect the population” with the Games
For 2024, Paris decided to set its Olympic Village, athletics arena and new aquatics center in Saint Denis — a suburb to the city’s immediate north — a district where the Stade de France was built to host the 1998 World Cup.
The next winter Olympics after Beijing will take place in Milan-Cortina, Italy, in 2026.
The 2028 Summer Olympics will take place in Los Angeles, California, in the U.S., and the committee just recently announced that the 2032 Summer Olympics will take place in Brisbane.
Brisbane according to reports, won its Olympic bid for 2032 without having to compete with a rival bid.