Sports, programme and results

  • Where will the next Olympic Games be held?
    • In Tokyo, Japan, from 23 July to 8 August 2021.

      In Beijing, People’s Republic of China, from 4 to 20 February 2022.

      In Paris, France, from 26 July to 11 August 2024. 

      In Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, in Italy, in 2026.

      In Los Angeles, USA, in 2028.   

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  • What are the conditions required for a sport to be recognised by the IOC?
  • The Olympic programme comprises sports, disciplines and events – what is the difference between the three?
  • What are the new events on the programme of the Summer Games in Tokyo 2020?
    • As decided during the IOC Executive Board in June 2017, the following events will make their first Olympic appearance at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo in 2020:

      Aquatics (Swimming): 800m (Men), 1500m (Women), 4x100m Medley Mixed Relay
      Archery: Mixed Team Event
      Athletics: 4x400m Mixed Relay
      Baseball/softball: Baseball 6-team tournament / Softball 6-team tournament
      Basketball: 3x3 (Men and Women)
      Cycling (BMX): BMX Freestyle Park (Men and Women)
      Cycling (Track): Madison (Men and Women)
      Fencing: Team Events (Men and Women)
      Judo: Mixed Team Event
      Karate: Kata (Men and Women), Kumite (6 events for men and women)
      Skateboarding: Street (Men and Women), Park (Men and Women)
      Sport climbing: Combined event (Men and Women)
      Surfing: Shortboard (Men and Women)

      Table Tennis: Mixed Doubles
      Triathlon: Mixed Team Relay

      The number of mixed events will double: from nine in Rio in 2016 to 18 in Tokyo in 2020. All new events will make use of existing venues.

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  • Where are the competition venues for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games?
    • The venues are concentrated in two zones: the Heritage Zone and the Tokyo Bay Zone.

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  • What were the new events on the programme of the Winter Games PyeongChang 2018?
    • The following events have been added to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic programme:

      • curling mixed doubles (men’s and women’s)
      • speed skating mass start (men's and women's)
      • alpine skiing nations team event (men's and women's)
      • snowboard big air (men's and women's)

      These modifications were approved by the IOC Executive Board (EB) in June 2015. The EB also decided to remove the snowboard parallel slalom (M/W) in agreement with the International Ski Federation (FIS).

      The changes reflect the continued evolution of the Olympic Winter programme and build on the success of recent editions of the Games. They also build on the reforms outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020 which aim to create more flexibility in the programme of the Olympic Games.

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  • Where can I find the medallists and results of the Olympic Games?
    • You can find all Olympic medallists and the results of the latest Games editions in the "Results" section of our website.

  • How many athletes and countries took part in 2016 in the Games in Rio and in 2018 in the Games in PyeongChang?
    • Rio 2016

      11'237 athletes competed at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, 6'178 men and 5'059 women.

      207 National Olympic Committees including the Refugees Olympic Team and the Indenpendant Olympic Athletes participated in the Olympic Games.

      PyeongChang 2018

      91 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the Olympic Athletes from Russia and the Unified Team of Korea in women’s Ice Hockey took part in the Winter Games in PyeongChang.

      2,833 athletes (1,664 men and 1,169 women) attended these Winter Games between 9 and 25 February 2018.

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  • Which country won the most medals at the 2018 Games in PyeongChang?
    • The IOC does not establish any ranking by country, as stipulated by the Olympic Charter (Chapter 5, Rule 57).

      To find out the number of medals won by the athletes of each National Olympic Committee (NOC) per Games edition, visit each NOC's page (choose those you are interested in at that page), then go to the "Medals" list at the bottom of the page.

      You can also consult the NOCs' websites.

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