After being delayed for a year by the pandemic, the 2020 Olympics had begun on July 23, 2021. Meanwhile, the Tokyo 2020 Closing Ceremony has taken place on Sunday, August 8. Athletes from 205 nations competed in the world's greatest sporting event.

Throughout the 17-day Tokyo Olympics, records were broken and new champions were crowned. As a result of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in Japan and throughout the world, this year's closing ceremony was unique.

The US have hosted the most contemporary Summer Olympic Games in the history of the Games (4). The first Olympic Games were held in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1904, with the United States as the honorary host. The USA have hosted the Olympics three more times, in 1932, 1984, and 1996, all in Los Angeles.

Which will be the future locations of the Winter Olympic Games?

Within a few months, the next Olympic Games will take place in Beijing, China from February 4 to February 20, 2022. With Beijing set to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, they will become the first city in the world where both the Winter and the Summer Olympics have been held.

There will be 109 events in total at the 2022 Winter Olympics, including biathlon, curling, ice hockey, and luge. There will also be new events in the following sports: ski jumping, snowboard cross, and mixed-team competitions in freestyle skiing aerial events, as well as women's monobob, men's and women's big air freestyle events, and a mixed relay in short track speed skating.

As a result of the coronavirus safety concerns, fans were prohibited from attending the sporting events during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) intend to welcome in-person supporters to the Winter Olympics.

Which will be the future locations of the Summer Olympic Games?

Paris, France, will host the next 2024 Summer Olympics, which will take place from July 26 to August 11, 2024. Paris will become the second city in history to host the Olympics three times, after London (1908, 1948, and 2012). As well as commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Paris Games in 1924, France will host their sixth edition of the Olympic Games in 2024.

According to the Paris organizing committee, in addition to the debutant sports of breakdancing, surfing, ski-climbing, and skateboarding, it would also want to propose breaking as a new Olympic sport for the summer games of 2024. The IOC confirmed that all five sports will be featured in the 2024 Summer Olympics in France. The Olympic schedule for 2024 will include 32 sports and 329 events in 32 sports.

Then, the 2028 Summer Olympic Games will be staged in the United States, with the name "LA28" established especially for the games. It is scheduled to occur in Los Angeles, California from July 21 to August 6, 2028. Taking a look ahead to the year 2032, it has been announced that Brisbane, Australia will be the host of the 34th Olympic Games as of 1886.