the 2022 Winter Olympics will take place from Friday February 4 to Sunday February 20 in Beijing, China, with 109 events–seven more from PyeongChang– across 15 sports. The events will be contested in three Olympic competition zones: Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou. Curling, hockey, figure skating, speed skating, short track, big air freestyle skiing and snowboarding will take place in Beijing. Alpine skiing, bobsleigh, skeleton and luge will be held in Yanqing, and snowboarding, freestyle skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined and biathlon in Zhangjiakou.
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While the global pandemic has caused a major shift in scheduling and given us two Olympic Games just six months apart, that doesn’t change the fact that years of hard work and preparation have gone into staging the largest and most complex sporting event in the world. In fact, we already know the host cities for the next upcoming Games (apart from the 2030 Winter Olympics which are still being decided), check out the full list below.
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Where are the next Olympic Games?
2022 (Winter) – Beijing
2024 (Summer) – Paris
2026 (Winter) – Milano 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 Olympics three times (London). Surfing, which made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games, will be contested at the Paris Olympics, however, it will be around 9,800 miles. on the Polynesian island of Tahiti.
2026 will mark the third time that Italy will host the Winter Games after Cortina d’Ampezzo in 1956 and Turin in 2006. Moreover, it will be the first time the Games have returned to a traditional European venue in 20 years.
The 2028 Games in Los Angeles will be the first Summer Olympics in the United States since 1996 (Atlanta) and they will take place at SoFi Stadium, the exact location of Super Bowl LVI, which takes place during the middle Sunday of the Beijing Winter GamesFebruary 13, 2022.
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