Every two years, the Summer and Winter Olympics alternate. Because to the 2020 Summer Games' postponement, the 2022 Winter Games will be only six months after the Tokyo Olympics. The Summer Games will be held again in 2024.
Both events are organized by the IOC, but they are also attended by different nations. While the Summer Olympic Games are held every two years, the Winter Olympics happen only once every four years.
The first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France in 1924, and the first Summer Olympics were held in Paris, France in 1900. Every four years since then, there have been either a Summer or Winter Olympics. There was no Summer Olympics between 1920 and 1948 due to World War I and II. There was no Winter Olympics between 1952 and 1980 due to the Korean War and Vietnam War.
Tokyo is bidding for the games in July 2020. If successful, it would be Japan's third time hosting the event after 1964 and 1988. It would also be the second time the city has hosted both the Summer and Winter Games after 1972.
In August 2019, the IOC voted unanimously to award the games to Tokyo. The vote came after Vancouver failed to win back the right to hold the 2010 Winter Olympics after being stripped of those rights for corruption.
The Summer Olympics will return to Tokyo in 2020, with the games taking place from July 24 to August 9 in the Japanese capital. Tokyo will host the Summer Games for the second time, having previously held the event in 1964. Japan has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, in 1972 in Sapporo and 1998 in Nagano.
The 2022 Winter Olympics will be hosted in Beijing, China, from February 4–20, continuing a sequence of three consecutive Olympics in Asia. The city will host the winter games for the first time, however it previously held the summer games in 2008. Beijing will be the first city in history to host both the summer and winter Olympics.
Beijing hosts the 2022 Winter Olympics. The 2022 Games, which are set to take place from February 4 to 22, 2022, will be notable for various reasons, not the least of which being that they will be the first Winter Games (and only the second Olympic Games ever) to be hosted in China. Other events that will make this game unique are that it will be the first time that China has hosted a major international sports event and it will also be the first time that any country has held both the Summer and Winter Games within one year.
In 1920, Stockholm awarded the Winter Games to its own city because there were no other candidates. So the Olympics have always been an annual event since they were first held in 1924. But now that Beijing has shown itself to be a worthy host city, it's possible we might see a summer Olympics in 2024. Who knows? Maybe Paris will win the right to hold the games in 1928!
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics (BOCOG) on June 6, 2001. The BOCOG was responsible for planning and executing the successful effort that made Beijing ready for the world's attention. The main office of the BOCOG is located at 9 Jianguomennei Dajie, Beijing 100000.
The Winter and Summer Olympic Games were held in the same year until 1992, after the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) 1986 decision to divide the Summer and Winter Games on separate four-year cycles in alternating even-numbered years. As a result of the alteration, the next Winter Olympics following 1992 took place in 1994. The last Summer Olympics to be followed by a corresponding Winter Games was 2004; since then, there have been no Summer Olympics because of security concerns resulting from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan's Fukushima Prefecture and its impact on the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
An exception is planned for 2024, with Paris being awarded the games instead. Should Paris fail to deliver on its promises, another city could be selected at a later date.
In addition to dividing their annual events into Summer and Winter Games, the IOC has also divided each cycle into three-year phases. During these periods, sports are only allowed during certain months of the year due to bad weather conditions or other factors beyond the control of the organizers. These phases determine which countries can participate in which types of events at each Olympic Games.
For example, athletes can compete in either the Biathlon or Cross-Country Skiing events at the Winter Olympics, but not both. Similarly, Divers can take part in either the Platform or Synchronized Swimming competitions, but not both.
Since then, the Summer and Winter Games have been conducted every four years, with the Summer Games taking place in the first year of an Olympiad and the Winter Games taking place in the third. Find out more here: The Modern Olympic Games is an educational series. It includes videos, articles, and projects designed to help students learn about the Modern Olympic Games.
Because of the 2008 Olympics, Beijing already has much of its indoor Olympic infrastructure in place. However, some people are anxious about one significant aspect of the winter Olympics: the snow.
In reality, Asia will host the next three Olympic Games, in Pyeongchang, South Korea (Winter Games 2018), Tokyo (Summer Games 2020), and Beijing (Winter Games 2022), ushering in a new era in Olympic history.
Summer and winter games have traditionally been hosted during a four-year period known as an Olympiad; summer and winter games are often held in staggered even years. There have been 28 summer Olympic Games in 23 towns, and 23 winter Olympic Games in 20 cities.