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.   

      In Brisbane, Australia, in 2032.

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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?
  • 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

      2,833 athletes (1,664 men and 1,169 women) attended these Winter Games.

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

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