Olympic Host Countries

Name the countries that have hosted, or will host, the Olympics.
When you guess the country, the city will also appear
Some of these countries no longer exist
Quiz idea Morker
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: July 24, 2021
First submittedOctober 29, 2015
Times taken106,262
Average score87.5%
Rating4.98
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Summer
Year
City
Country
2032
Brisbane
Australia
2028
Los Angeles
United States
2024
Paris
France
2020
Tokyo
Japan
2016
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
2012
London
United Kingdom
2008
Beijing
China
2004
Athens
Greece
2000
Sydney
Australia
1996
Atlanta
United States
1992
Barcelona
Spain
1988
Seoul
South Korea
1984
Los Angeles
United States
1980
Moscow
Soviet Union
1976
Montreal
Canada
1972
Munich
Germany
1968
Mexico City
Mexico
1964
Tokyo
Japan
1960
Rome
Italy
1956
Melbourne
Australia
1952
Helsinki
Finland
Summer
Year
City
Country
1948
London
United Kingdom
1936
Berlin
Germany
1932
Los Angeles
United States
1928
Amsterdam
Netherlands
1924
Paris
France
1920
Antwerp
Belgium
1912
Stockholm
Sweden
1908
London
United Kingdom
1904
St. Louis
United States
1900
Paris
France
1896
Athens
Greece
 
 
 
Winter Olympics
2026
Milan /
Cortina
d'Ampezzo
Italy
2022
Beijing
China
2018
Pyeongchang
South Korea
2014
Sochi
Russia
2010
Vancouver
Canada
2006
Turin
Italy
2002
Salt Lake City
United States
1998
Nagano
Japan
Winter
Year
City
Country
1994
Lillehammer
Norway
1992
Albertville
France
1988
Calgary
Canada
1984
Sarajevo
Yugoslavia
1980
Lake Placid
United States
1976
Innsbruck
Austria
1972
Sapporo
Japan
1968
Grenoble
France
1964
Innsbruck
Austria
1960
Squaw Valley
United States
1956
Cortina
d'Ampezzo
Italy
1952
Oslo
Norway
1948
St. Moritz
Switzerland
1936
Garmisch-
Partenkirchen
Germany
1932
Lake Placid
United States
1928
St. Moritz
Switzerland
1924
Chamonix
France
+18
Level 83
Oct 29, 2015
"Germany" was not a country in 1972.
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Level 55
Nov 23, 2015
True, it was in fact West Germany.

This should be changed.

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Level 74
Jan 28, 2016
Agreed. Lack of consistency if Yugoslavia and USSR are included but then West Germany is not.
+45
Level ∞
Jan 28, 2016
West Germany will work but @dunkinggandalf's tireless advocacy has convinced me that Germany and West Germany are the same country. And no, this is not the same as Yugoslavia and the USSR.
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Level 61
Mar 12, 2016
It may be the same country, but it had a different name. The UK is the same country as the former Kingdom of Great Britain, but it wouldn't be accurate to call the latter the UK. Furthermore, from what I understand Soviet Union and Yugoslavia were legally succeeded by Russia and Serbia & Montenegro when the former ones broke up. So they're all the same really.
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Level 71
Apr 14, 2016
It didn't have a different name though. Officially, it was Bundesrepublik Deutschland before and after reunification (which I guess was an absorption of East Germany). But I do agree; to retrospectively call it simply Germany is like referencing contemporary South Korea as simply Korea just because they absorb North Korea in the (hypothetical) future.
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Level 68
Aug 24, 2016
If you want to split a hair, then you should note that Federal Republic of Germany has the same name (and is the same country) since 1949. That country was enlarged in 1990, because German Democratic Republic joined (!) the FRG. But Germany, or officialy FRG (which was, and still is the official name of that country) has different name (and political system, and area, too) from the German Reich, which organized 1936 Olympics. So, quizmaster was right to do as he did.

Just one other thing: you can not compare the situation with Germany, because FRG is the same as FRG that existed from 1949 to 1990, and is the successor state for GDR to the situation of USSR, Yugoslavia or Czechoslovakia, because those countries dissolved and do not exist any more.

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Level 47
Nov 8, 2016
Hey Arguhuh, You may not want to mention about North Korea being absorbed by South Korea...I happen to know that Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un regularly visits this site and always get 100% on every quiz he takes. He becomes very insecure when you mention North Korea being absorbed by the South.
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Level 67
Feb 8, 2018
Olafus sez it best. Quizmaster is right. Sigh.
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Level 45
Feb 8, 2018
West Germany and modern day Germany have the same official title (Federal Republic of Germany) and the same constitution, The country that was West Germany, never ceased to exist, like the country that was east Germany (Democratic Republic of Germany) did.
+3
Level 66
Nov 24, 2020
Yay!
+16
Level 63
Jan 28, 2016
Ugh, not that again. If you want to be that specific call "East Germany" German Democratic Republic (GDR) and "West Germany" Federal Republic of Germany (FRG). It is still the FRG. Just "Germany" is just as correct as "West Germany" which is an English term of something no German would ever say. "East Germany" could be named GDR but is it really necessary.
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Level 50
Jan 28, 2016
THIS. SO MUCH THIS.
+2
Level 83
Jan 28, 2016
Good thing this isn't a German site, then.
+1
Level 87
Oct 20, 2019
Frig it.
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Level 22
Feb 21, 2021
germany was germany, it was just called west germany
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Level 55
Sep 25, 2021
west germany absorbed east germany, forming germany. they are essentially the same country, just with the cardinal direction removed from its name. if south korea absorbed north korea like tomorrow or something, it would still be the same country (korea), just without the cardinal directions to differentiate them.
+2
Level 64
Oct 29, 2015
Good idea and good quiz!
+2
Level 77
Nov 7, 2015
Excellent. Thank you.
+4
Level 35
Dec 5, 2015
I missed Sydney, Australia AND THAT'S MY FAVORITE CITY!!
+1
Level 49
Feb 27, 2018
lol I missed Greece (typed athens, China, and Sydney, I typed cit

y names lol Im an idiot.

+7
Level 59
Jan 28, 2016
It's a lot easier to guess countries than cities, especially for the Winter Olympics.
+1
Level 71
Jan 28, 2016
19/24 and not a point given, not happy :O(
+4
Level 67
Jan 28, 2016
Having only to choose host countries and not host cities,I'd have given you a minus score :_P
+2
Level 71
Apr 13, 2016
If you think your so clever try one of my quizzes, just enter " Mal's " in the 'Search' box and take your pick.
+2
Level 52
Feb 21, 2021
I got 22/24 and I didn't get a point!

That isn't fair either!

+1
Level 56
Jan 28, 2016
Proud to see my city here. Love you Grenoble !
+1
Level 43
Jan 28, 2016
Mexico ftw
+1
Level 27
Jan 28, 2016
Weird to draw a distinction between Russia and USSR ,but not E/W Germany.
+5
Level 45
Feb 8, 2018
Not really, the USSR ceased to exist, so it would be wrong to say "Russia" to the USSR. West Germany (which Munich is in), never ceased to exist, "West Germany" was just the none official title of the Federal Republic of Germany, a country, that today, under the same name and constitution, is known most commonly as "Germany".
+1
Level 56
Jan 28, 2016
Shouldn't North Korea be there?
+1
Level 60
Jan 18, 2017
no, it was never there
+3
Level 68
Aug 8, 2019
During the PyeongChang olympics the north and south fielded a "unified" team of athletes, but the host was still south korea and not north korea
+6
Level 52
Oct 1, 2020
You're thinking of PyongYANG not PyeongCHANG
+2
Level 56
Jan 28, 2016
As a Brit I was reasonably happy not getting all the Winter Olympics, just having typed the major winter countries that I know of. Then I realised as a Brit that the answer to 1984 was staring me in the face! Of Course! 1984! Sarajevo! Torville and Dean! Bolero!!!!

Turned out I knew all the answers after all.

+1
Level 73
Apr 29, 2017
Yup - them, Scottish curlers, and Eddie the Eagle. That's all I've got for British Winter Olympians.
+1
Level 21
Jan 28, 2016
How about 2022 in Beijing?
+1
Level 21
Jan 28, 2016
Oh wait, I see it now.
+1
Level 39
Jan 28, 2016
Fun quiz! Got Yugoslavia with a second left!
+1
Level 51
Jan 29, 2016
Please fix all winter events after 1994
+2
Level 65
Mar 1, 2016
What supposed error do you see?
+2
Level 69
Feb 8, 2018
The leap of two years and then resuming four-year gaps is not a mistake. For whatever reason, that was what they did and to this day the Winter and Summer Olympics are staggered two years apart
+2
Level 75
Jul 25, 2021
They did it partially to spread out the Olympics so that TV contracts would be worth a bit more and because a lot of countries had issues organizing two Olympic teams in the same year. Some Winter Olympic organizers also felt that their games were being overshadowed by the Summer games, so moving the Winter games to the not-divisible-by-four even years allowed the Winter games to become more prominent.
+1
Level 28
Jan 30, 2016
nice quiz 100% with 0:41 left
+2
Level 59
Jan 30, 2016
Forgot the Scandinavian countries...

Darn It!

+1
Level 65
Mar 7, 2016
Yugoslavia should count as Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Soviet Union as Russia. Because that is the current countries today.
+1
Level 75
Jul 25, 2021
Bosnia did not host the Sarajevo games and Russia did not host the Moscow games so neither should be accepted. Successor countries are not the same as the host countries.
+1
Level 13
Apr 27, 2016
i just tried this round, a tricky quiz
+3
Level 28
Apr 27, 2016
kept typing cities by accident :(
+2
Level 57
May 23, 2016
West Germany of 1972 and Germany of today are the same country - GDR joined it in 1990.
+1
Level 66
Nov 24, 2020
Okay, Heraclitus! ;-)
+1
Level 63
Dec 9, 2016
I didn't read the instructions 1st so I missed USSR and Yugoslavia
+1
Level 62
Dec 16, 2016
By the way, the Kingdom of Great Britain is not the same as the UK. UK is short for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of Great Britain only referred to the Union of the Crowns of Scotland and England (which included Wales, and therefore the entire island of Great Britain). UK only came into being in 1801, the Kingdom of Great Brtain preceded it. They are not the same thing now, nor will they ever be in future and never were in the past.
+2
Level 71
Apr 13, 2017
And your point is?
+1
Level 60
Jan 18, 2017
100 % !
+1
Level 83
Mar 28, 2017
Remembering 1984 in Sarajevo...so sad for what was about to befall that area. People just gotta kill each other. (not that other locations didn't have similar events, that one just sticks with me for some reason)
+1
Level 39
Apr 28, 2017
I wonder what would the olympics in North Korea be like. Similar to 1936 ?
+1
Level 72
Apr 30, 2017
oh yes... those two former countries... ugh.
+2
Level 53
May 23, 2017
Missed Netherlands, Belgium and Yugoslavia... :(
+1
Level 52
Feb 21, 2021
I missed USSR & Yugoslavia
+1
Level 48
Jul 17, 2017
Nice work using the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron as the quiz picture. 24/24
+1
Level 69
Aug 1, 2017
Maybe Dan could update the quiz for Los Angeles and France for next olympics?
+1
Level ∞
Aug 2, 2017
Done!
+1
Level 51
Aug 16, 2017
Woah, I didn't realize that up until 1992 they hosted both games in the same year.

I almost wish they still did that, but I understand the Olympic committee probably makes more money by alternating the years and it also allows the diehards that go to the Olympics to save up enough money for the next bout of events..(which are probably just wealthy people anyways, so maybe not)

+4
Level 58
Jan 19, 2018
I think the reason that it was changed was that the Summer Olympics tended to overshadow the same year's Winter Olympics. By separating them, the Winter Olympics got more interest.
+1
Level 70
Jul 25, 2021
Funnily enough, the pandemic has reverted the Olympics to this system, albeit for a brief period of time. It will certainly be somewhat weird having a Winter Olympics just 6 months after the Tokyo Olympics end.
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Level 71
Feb 8, 2018
way too much time allowed !
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Level 60
Feb 8, 2018
Got all other than US......
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Level 67
Feb 8, 2018
Got all except one... I typed in Soviet, then was stumped as to what other country it could possibly be... Aah, it was Soviet UNION.
+1
Level 77
Feb 8, 2018
Why do I always forget Switzerland???
+1
Level 38
May 11, 2018
I always forget Austria on all the geography quizzes on here, which is especially bad for this quiz considering I have actually been to Innsbruck!
+2
Level 67
Feb 8, 2018
If "Germany" works for the Olympics in Munich in 1972, then Russia should work for the 1980 Olympics.
+1
Level 61
Feb 8, 2018
What about Bosnia?
+2
Level 83
Feb 8, 2018
Yugoslavia. 1984
+1
Level 52
Feb 9, 2018
Thanks for the honorable mention ! Nice work !
+1
Level 28
Feb 10, 2018
Kept typing Bosnia and Herzegovina!!
+1
Level 37
Feb 11, 2018
I cannot believe I forgot Greece and Italy
+1
Level 26
Sep 23, 2018
Ah I missed all three Scandinavian countries!!!
+2
Level 72
Oct 1, 2018
Besides Norway and Sweden, which would be the 3rd? If you happen to mistake Finland for a part of Scandinavia, it would be nice to read the wikipedia page on the topic. :)
+1
Level 30
Aug 8, 2019
Besides the Scandinavian peninsula, Scandinavia is also a region. The REGION of Scandinavia encompasses not only Norway and Sweden, but also Finland, Denmark, and the Baltic states.
+1
Level 74
Nov 30, 2018
Only missed Finland, Netherlands, and Belgium
+2
Level 48
Jun 24, 2019
Time for an update, the 2026 Winter Olympic host was announced today.
+1
Level 73
Aug 22, 2019
the 2 i missed were the countries that dont exist anymore

yugoslavia

soviet union

+1
Level 69
Sep 1, 2019
Can't believe I got everything except summer 2016. :)
+1
Level 61
Mar 24, 2020
I think you can update Japan 2020 into 2021
+1
Level 52
Mar 25, 2020
Seconded
+1
Level 61
Mar 30, 2020
thirded
+1
Level 31
Sep 8, 2020
Fourthed
+1
Level 52
Oct 1, 2020
Fifthed
+1
Level 48
Mar 20, 2022
Sixthed
+1
Level 52
Oct 1, 2020
I'm not big on winter olympics, so I missed Yugoslavia and Austria.
+1
Level 66
Nov 24, 2020
I think I like the Winter Olympics better than the Summer Olympics. They're more manageable. Summer Olympics have a weird pacing where at times, there are several important finals all happening at once, and then there are nights where you're stuck watching skeet shooting.
+1
Level 66
Nov 24, 2020
Anyway, the Summer Olympics are coming to my city in four years, and I'm really excited. I just hope we're over pandemics by then.
+1
Level 43
Dec 10, 2020
Woohoo, got them all in one minute! I wrote Bosnia first, then got Yugoslavia :)
+1
Level 40
Feb 24, 2021
should accept russia for soviet union
+1
Level 38
Apr 4, 2021
How did I forgot Greece?`(*>﹏<*)′
+1
Level 53
Apr 15, 2021
Could you please change Tokyo 2020 to Tokyo 2021 ?
+1
Level 57
May 3, 2021
i hope Lisboa will get an Olympics game someday
+1
Level 58
Jun 11, 2021
missed canada cus i thought i already said it /:
+1
Level 58
Jul 2, 2021
How tf did I miss USA?????
+1
Level 56
Jul 23, 2021
Hey could you add Brisbane for 2032 as it has now been confirmed
+4
Level ∞
Jul 24, 2021
Updated, even though I'm sure they'll cancel it because of the Omega variant.
+1
Level 63
Jul 25, 2021
I know you're being sarcastic, but let's not lose hope. This pandemic will end! It has to end! Let's keep our fingers crossed for the best.
+1
Level ∞
Jul 25, 2021
It ended for me two weeks after the second dose of my vaccine.
+1
Level 83
Jul 26, 2021
numerous variants of the global pandemic of stupidity are still raging, though, with extremely high rates of comorbidity among patients most susceptible to COVID (the unvaccinated), in some countries.
+2
Level 45
Jul 25, 2021
I typed in Bosnia instead of Yugoslavia
+1
Level 59
Jul 28, 2021
22, somehow missed Austria and Switzerland. Glad I read the hint that some of the countries don't exist otherwise I likely wouldn't have thought of Yugoslavia and USSR