The Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea , may have left Americans a bit hungry for the Games to return to the U.S. Fortunately, they won’t have to wait long.
Los Angeles will host the Summer Olympics in 2028, over four decades after the country last hosted the Games in 1984. Los Angeles was initially competing against Paris to host the 2024 Summer Games, but, in a very rare move, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that both cities would host the Olympics four years apart after L.A. embraced the later date. The last time the country of Angels hosted the Summer Olympics was over 80 years ago in 1932, just months after Lake Placid, New York, hosted the Winter Olympics back when the 2 Games occurred within the same year.
The Summer Olympics in los angeles are going to be the very first time the U.S. has hosted the Games since Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 2002. Indeed, Salt Lake City has expressed interest in hosting the 2026 Winter Olympic Games , which, if chosen, would mean the U.S. could host the Games two years sooner. But, according to the Salt Lake Tribune, the city may be more interested in the 2030.
The united states has been host of eight Olympic Games in total — which is more than any other country.
Following PyeongChang, Tokyo will host the 2021 Summer Olympics. In 2022, Beijing will become the very first city to host both a Winter and Summer Olympics. Paris host the Summer Olympics in 2024, and, in 2028, the U.S. will get its time to shine because the Olympics head to LA.
The 2026 Winter Olympic Games are still up for competition of hosting with cities in Austria, Japan, Turkey, Switzerland, Sweden and Canada actively exploring bids.