List of Olympic venues

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The following are lists of all Olympic venues, starting with the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, organized alphabetically, by sport, and by year.

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As a multi-sport event, competitions held during a given Olympics usually take place in different venues located across the host city and its metropolitan area. However, some Olympic competitions may be held outside the host metropolitan area, and instead in other regions of the host country (as it is usually the case with Football at the Summer Olympics and its requirements for large stadia).

One venue is designated as the "Olympic Stadium", the big centrepiece stadium of the games. Traditionally at the Summer Olympic Games, the opening and closing ceremonies and the Athletics competitions are held in the Olympic Stadium. The Winter Olympic Games do not usually have a central Olympic Stadium, but instead have edifices that are designated as the Olympic Stadium to host the opening and closing ceremonies.

Summer Olympics

Alphabetical

Number or lettersNumber of venues
1–9 2
A 33
B 43
C 33
D 21
E 20
F 21
G 19
H 34
I 7
J 11
K 22
L 39
M 44
N 19
O 67
P 50
Q 4
R 31
S 79
T 24
U 7
V 17
W 25
X 0
Y 3
Z 4

Sport

Current for 2016
DisciplineNumber of venues
Archery pictogram.svg Archery 16
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 60
Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton 8
Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball 29
Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing 27
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg Canoeing 26
Cycling pictogram.svg Cycling 76
Diving pictogram.svg Diving 25
Equestrian pictogram.svg Equestrian 53
Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing 31
Field hockey pictogram.svg Field hockey 32
Football pictogram.svg Soccer 122
Golf pictogram.svg Golf 3
Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics 34
Handball pictogram.svg Handball 27
Judo pictogram.svg Judo 15
Modern pentathlon pictogram.svg Modern pentathlon 88
Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing 27
Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing 32
Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting 38
Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming 31
Synchronized swimming pictogram.svg Synchronized swimming 9
Table tennis pictogram.svg Table tennis 8
Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo 7
Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis 15
Triathlon pictogram.svg Triathlon 5
Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Volleyball 32
Water polo pictogram.svg Water polo 34
Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting 25
Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling 29
Discontinued sports
DisciplineNumber of venues
Baseball pictogram.svg Baseball 8
Basque pelota pictogram.svg Basque pelota 2
Cricket pictogram.svg Cricket 1
Croquet pictogram.svg Croquet 1
Jeu de paume pictogram.svg Jeu de Paume 1
Lacrosse pictogram.svg Lacrosse 2
Polo pictogram.svg Polo 5
Racquets pictogram.svg Racquets 1
Rugby union pictogram.svg Rugby union 5
Softball pictogram.svg Softball 4
Tug of war pictogram.svg Tug of war 5
Water motorsports pictogram.svg Water motorsports 1
Demonstration sports
DisciplineNumber of venues
Bowling pictogram.svg Bowling 1
Korfball pictogram.svg Korfball 2
Roller hockey pictogram.svg Roller hockey 4

Games by year

GamesNumber of venues
1896 Athens 7
1900 Paris 14
1904 St. Louis 5
1908 London 12
1912 Stockholm 12
1920 Antwerp 17
1924 Paris 17
1928 Amsterdam 14
1932 Los Angeles 15
1936 Berlin 22
1948 London 25
1952 Helsinki 24
1956 Melbourne 17
1960 Rome 34
1964 Tokyo 33
1968 Mexico City 25
1972 Munich 32
1976 Montreal 27
1980 Moscow 28
1984 Los Angeles 31
1988 Seoul 31
1992 Barcelona 43
1996 Atlanta 29
2000 Sydney 30
2004 Athens 35
2008 Beijing 37
2012 London 31
2016 Rio de Janeiro 36
2020 Tokyo 41
2024 Paris
2028 Los Angeles

Winter Olympics

Alphabetical

Number or lettersNumber of venues
1–9 0
A 7
B 12
C 11
D 2
E 3
F 2
G 3
H 6
I 5
J 3
K 10
L 23
M 27
N 3
O 16
P 14
Q 0
R 8
S 24
T 8
U 3
V 2
W 4
X 0
Y 0
Z 2

Sport

Current for 2014
DisciplineNumber of venues
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing 37
Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon 16
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg Bobsleigh 21
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing 22
Curling pictogram.svg Curling 8
Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure skating 27
Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg Freestyle skiing 9
Ice hockey pictogram.svg Ice hockey 46
Luge pictogram.svg Luge 14
Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined 37
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg Short track speed skating 8
Skeleton pictogram.svg Skeleton 6
Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping 26
Snowboarding pictogram.svg Snowboarding 6
Speed skating pictogram.svg Speed skating 22
Demonstration sports
DisciplineNumber of venues
Bandy pictogram.svg Bandy 2
To be done Speed skiing 1

Games by year

VenuesNumber of Games
1924 Chamonix 3
1928 St. Moritz 5
1932 Lake Placid 5
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 6
1948 St. Moritz 8
1952 Oslo 10
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 8
1960 Squaw Valley 5
1964 Innsbruck 8
1968 Grenoble 10
1972 Sapporo 12
1976 Innsbruck 8
1980 Lake Placid 7
1984 Sarajevo 9
1988 Calgary 9
1992 Albertville 13
1994 Lillehammer 10
1998 Nagano 15
2002 Salt Lake City 10
2006 Turin 15
2010 Vancouver 10
2014 Sochi 11
2018 PyeongChang 13
2022 Beijing 20
2026 Milan-Cortina

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