Which Country has Hosted the Most Olympics?

on July 06 2011 1:02 PM
  • United States
    LA games 1932 unknown
  • France
    France has the second most Olympics ever, with two summer and three winter. Bettman Collection
  • Asia
    Beijing Richard Giles
  • Germany
    Berlin Josef Jindřich Šechtl
  • vancouver
    Canada has hosted a total of three Olympic games - two winter and one summer: 1976 Montreal 1988 Calgary 2010 Vancouver leo gonzales
  • Australia
    Sydney Games David Shapinsky
  • Austria
    Austria has hosted two Winter Olympics, but no summer games. Both were held in Innsbruck, one in 1964, the other in 1976 Scanpix
  • London
    London 2012 Quick79
  • Greece
    Spiridon Louis entering the stadium at the end of the marathon. Coubertin, Pierre de
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The Olympics were started by the ancient Greeks and held in honor of Zeus, but they have come a long way since 700 B.C.

The games now happen all around the world, and any nation is able to put its name in the running for future events. Certainly not every country has hosted the event in the modern-era of games' 123 year history. Asia has only hosted three Summer Olympics and one (soon to be two) Winter Olympics, and until the upcompin Rio games, South America has yet to host either.

With the annoucement Wednesday that the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the IBTimes was curious as to which country had hosted the most Summer and Winter Olympics in the games' modern history.

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