When is the next Olympics, winter, summer and special.
The next winter Olympics
- PyeongChang 2018: 09 feb - 25 feb
- Beijing 2022: 04 feb - 20 feb
The next summer Olympics
- Tokyo 2020: 24 jul - 9 Aug
- Paris 2024
- Los Angeles 2028
The next special Olympics
- Abu Dhabi 2019: 14 to 21 March.
Olympic Games are multidisciplinary sports events in which athletes from different parts of the world participate, in ancient Greece they were dedicated to the god Zeus. There are three types of Olympic Games: the Summer Olympic Games, the Winter Olympic Games, and the Youth Olympic Games that first took place from August 14 to August 26, 2010. The first two take place with an interval, of two years since 1992. The organization in charge of carrying them out is the International Olympic Committee (by its abbreviation, COI).
The current Olympic Games were inspired by the events organized by the ancient Greeks in the city of Olympia, between 776 a.n.e .. and 393 n. and. In the nineteenth century, the idea of carrying out events similar to those organized in antiquity arose, which would be mainly due to the efforts of the French nobleman Pierre Frèdy, Baron de Coubertin. The first edition of the so-called Olympic Games of the Modern Era was held in Athens, the capital of Greece at the Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. Since that time, the Summer Olympic Games have been held every four years in various parts of the world, being the Only exceptions were the editions of 1916, 1940 and 1944, due to the outbreak of the First and Second World War.
The Olympic symbol consists of five rings representing the five continents of the world: Africa, America (North and South), Asia, Europe and Oceania. They are intertwined to symbolize the sports friendship of all peoples.
The Winter Olympic Games were held for the first time in 1924, in the French town of Chamonix. Originally made as part of the summer event, the IOC considered them as a retroactively separate event, and from that date they began to be held in the same year as the original Games. Subsequently, in order to enhance the development of winter events, the IOC decided to phase out the completion of the Winter Olympic Games from Lillehammer 1994. Since then, the Winter Olympic Games are held in even years between two Olympic Games. Summer.
In 2007, the IOC, thanks to the idea of its president, the Belgian Jacques Rogge, decided to incorporate a new type of event: the Olympic Youth Games, which will begin to be held from 2010 and 2012 in its summer and winter editions , respectively.
The last edition of the Olympic Games took place in the city of London, capital of the United Kingdom, between July and August 2012 , the next edition will take place in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. While the Olympic Winter Games will be held in will be held in the Russian city of Sochi in 2014.