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Mascot of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne - Pyrsos, animated torch
The IOC Logo (from 1914) ( See This Great Symbol. Robert Knight Barney, Olympic Review, November, 1992, No. 301, p. 627-631,641. )
The IOC Centennial Logo (1994)

The Games of the Olympiad (the Olympic Summer Games) (return to the top of the page)

N Year City. Country. P Logo Mascot
I 1896 Athens. Greece. P -
II 1900 Paris. France. P -
III 1904 Chicago. USA. Transferred to St. Louis after a vote of 14 for and 2 against. U.S. President Roosevelt urged the transfer because the Louisiana Purchase (World) Exposition was being held in St. Louis at the same time.
St. Louis. USA. P -
IV 1908 Rome. Italy. Relocated to London after the Italian organizers was forced to withdraw due to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1906 and the number of economic and social problems the Italian government had to confront.
London. Great Britain. P -
V 1912 Stockholm. Sweden. P -
VI 1916 Berlin. Germany. Cancelled due to World War I
VII 1920 Antwerp. Belgium. P -
VIII 1924 Paris. France. P Logo
(Unofficial)
-
IX 1928 Amsterdam. Netherlands. P -
X 1932 Los Angeles. USA. P Logo; L
(Unofficial)
-
XI 1936 Berlin. Germany. P Logo; L
(Unofficial)
-
XII 1940 Tokyo. Japan. Reassigned to Helsinki after, on July 15, 1938, Tokyo renounced the organisation of the 1940 Games due to the political situation (the war with China).
Helsinki. Finland Cancelled due to World War II
XIII 1944 London. Great Britain. Cancelled due to World War II
XIV 1948 London. Great Britain. P Logo; L
(Unofficial)
-
XV 1952 Helsinki. Finland. P Logo
(Unofficial)
-
XVI 1956 Melbourne. Australia. P Logo; L
(Unofficial)
-
Stockholm. Sweden. Only equestrian events. Australian quarantine laws were too severe to allow the entry of foreign horses.
P - -
XVII 1960 Rome. Italy. P Logo; L, L
(Unofficial)
-
XVIII 1964 Tokyo. Japan. P Logo [B] -
XIX 1968 Mexico City. Mexico. P Logo [B];
L
Mascot - The Red Jaguar (El Tigre Rojo de Chichen-Itza) (Unofficial)

"The jaguar was selected because of its association with a geographical area where the Mayan culture thrived. In the ruins of "Chichen Itza", there is a stone figure known as the 'Red Jaguar'. It is made of limestone painted in red with inlaid turquoise disks and is known as the 'Mayan Jaguar'." ( Cute little creatures: mascots lend a smile to the Games. Paula Welch, Olympic Review, September-October, 1988, No. 250-251, p. 437.)

The 'Red Jaguar' sculpture from Chichen Itza

Mascot - The Dove of Peace (Unofficial) [B]
XX 1972 Munich. Germany. P Logo [B];
L, L, L
Mascot - Waldi the Dachshund [C]
XXI 1976 Montreal. Canada. P Logo [B];
L
Mascot - Amik the Beaver [C];
M
XXII 1980 Moscow. USSR. P Logo [B];
L
Mascot - Misha the Bear Cub [A];
M, M, M ;
Mascot II - Vigri, the Baby Seal
, represented yachting events in Tallinn [B]
XXIII 1984 Los Angeles. USA. P Logo [B] Mascot - Sam the Eagle [B];
M, M, M
XXIV 1988 Seoul. South Korea. P Logo [B];
L, L
Mascots - Hodori and Hosuni (M, M ), the Tiger Cubs [B];
M, M, M , M

Hodori derives from words 'Ho' meaning 'tiger' and the male diminutive 'Dori', a popular nickname for tiger cubs in Korea; Hosuni - female tiger cub.

XXV 1992 Barcelona. Spain. P Logo [C] Mascot - Cobi, a mountain sheep dog with human shape [D];
M, M, M
XXVI 1996 Atlanta. USA. P Logo [B];
L, L
Mascot - Izzy, a computer-generated animated model (The original name was Whatizit) [C]
XXVII 2000 Sydney. Australia. P Logo [B] Mascots - Syd, the Platypus; Millie, the Echidna; Olly, the Kookaburra [A];
M, M, M
XXVIII 2004 Athens. Greece. P Logo [B] Mascots - Athena and Phevos, two children of modern times, brother and sister [D];
M, M
XXIX 2008 Beijing. PR of China. P Logo [C] Mascots - Fuwa (literal, pinyin translation of Friendlies) :
M - Beibei the Fish, M - Jingjing the Panda, M - Huanhuan the Olympic Flame, M - Yingying the Tibetan Antelope, M - Nini the Swallow [A]
M
(Before Oct. 16, 2006: Mascots - Friendlies)

Relate to the five elements of nature - the sea, forest, fire, earth and sky. Each has a two-syllable name in English, and when the first syllables from each name are put together, it produces "Beijing huanying ni" or "Beijing welcomes you."

XXX 2012 London. Great Britain. P Logo [B]; L Mascot - Wenlock, a creature fashioned from a droplet of steel used to build the Olympic stadium [D]

Named after the Shropshire town of Much Wenlock that helped inspire Pierre de Coubertin to launch the modern Olympics.

XXXI 2016 Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. - Logo [B] -
XXXII 2020 Tokyo. Japan. - - -

Bids: (return to the top of the page)

Year City. Country. Logo Mascot
1980
Selection in Vienna, Austria on 23rd October 1974 during the 75th IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Moscow. USSR. Logo -
1988
Selection in Baden-Baden, West Germany on 30th September 1981 during the 84th IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Nagoya. Japan. Logo -
Seoul. South Korea. Logo -
1992
Selection in Lausanne, Switzerland on 17th October 1986 during the 91st IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Amsterdam. Netherlands. Logo -
Barcelona. Spain. Logo -
Belgrade. Yugoslavia. Logo -
Birmingham. United Kingdom. Logo -
Brisbane. Australia. Logo Mascot - The koala bear
Paris. France. Logo -
1996
Selection in Tokyo, Japan on 18th September 1990 during the 96th IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Athens. Greece. Logo -
Atlanta. USA. Logo -
Belgrade. Yugoslavia. Logo -
Manchester. United Kingdom. Logo -
Melbourne. Australia. Logo -
Toronto. Canada Logo -
2000
Selection in Monte-Carlo, Monaco on 23rd September 1993 during the 101st IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Finalist Candidate Cities
Beijing. PR of China. Logo -
Berlin. Germany. Logo,
Logo
-
Istanbul. Turkey. Logo -
Manchester. United Kingdom. Logo -
Sydney. Australia. Logo -
Candidate Cities
Brasilia. Brazil. Logo -
Milan. Italy. Logo -
2004
Selection in Lausanne, Switzerland on 5th September 1997 during the 106th IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Finalist Candidate Cities
Athens. Greece. Logo -
Buenos Aires. Argentina. Logo -
Cape Town. South Africa. Logo -
Rome. Italy. Logo -
Stockholm. Sweden. Logo -
Candidate Cities
Istanbul. Turkey. Logo, L -
Lille. France. Logo -
Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. Logo -
Saint Petersburg. Russia. Logo, L, L -
San Juan. Puerto Rico. Logo -
Seville. Spain. Logo -
Non-Finalized Candidate City
Saarbrucken. Germany. Logo -
2008
Selection in Moscow, Russia on 13th July 2001 during the 112th IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Finalist Candidate Cities (4)
Beijing. PR of China. Logo -
Istanbul. Turkey. Logo, L -
Osaka. Japan. Logo -
Paris. France. Logo -
Toronto. Canada. Logo, L

-
Non-Finalized Applicant Candidate Cities (4)
Bangkok. Thailand. Logo -
Cairo. Egypt. - -
Havana. Cuba. - -
Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia. - -
Seville. Spain. Logo -
Non-Finalized Candidate Cities
Baltimore. USA. (2) Logo -
Boston. USA. (1) Logo -
Chicago. USA. (1) Logo -
Cincinnati. USA. (2) Logo -
Edinburgh. United Kingdom. - -
Monterrey. Mexico. (1) Logo -
Seattle. USA. (2) Logo -
Yokohama. Japan. (3) Logo -

(1) Dropped out of the bidding.

(2) The U.S. Olympic Committee voted against bidding for the 2008 Olympics on 13th May 1997. Eight cities (Baltimore, Cincinnati, Houston, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington) signed before as potential bidders.

(3) Executives of the Japanese Olympic committee and national sports federations on 13th August 1997 by 29-17 in a secret ballot chose Osaka to become the country's candidate to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

(4) The IOC Executive Board trimmed the preliminary field of 10 applicant cities to a short list of five official candidates on 28th August 2000.

2012

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Selection in Singapore on 6th July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Candidate Cities (7)
London. Great Britain. Logo -
Madrid. Spain. (4) Logo
Logo (1st), L
-
Moscow. Russia. Logo, L -
New York. USA. (1) (2) (3) Logo, L, L
Logo (1st), Logo (2nd)
-
Paris. France. Logo, L
Logo, L (1st)
-
Applicant Cities (7)
Havana. Cuba. - -
Istanbul. Turkey. Logo -
Leipzig. Germany. (5) Logo
Logo (1st) Logo, L (2nd)
Mascot - The Lion
Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. (6) Logo
Logo (1st)
-
Non-Finalized Applicant Cities
Brisbane. Australia. Logo -
Budapest. Hungary. Logo -
Cincinnati. USA. (1) Logo, L -
Duesseldorf. Germany. (5) Logo, Logo (KP)
Logo (1st)
-
Dallas. USA. (1) Logo -
Dublin. Ireland. Logo -
Frankfurt. Germany. (5) Logo
Logo (1st)
-
Hamburg. Germany. (5) Logo
Logo (1st)
-
Houston. USA. (1) (2) Logo -
Los Angeles. USA. (1) - -
Pittsburgh. USA. Logo -
San Francisco. USA. (1) (2) (3) Logo
Logo (1st)
-
Sao Paulo. Brazil. (6) Logo -
Seville. Spain. (4) Logo -
Stuttgart. Germany. (5) Logo -
Tampa. USA. (1) Logo
Logo (1st)
-
Tel Aviv. Israel. Logo -
Warsaw. Poland. Logo -
Washington, DC. USA. (1) (2) Logo
Logo (1st)
-

(1) The U.S. Olympic Committee on 26th October 2001 narrowed down the list of American cities competing to stage the games. Dallas, Los Angeles, Cincinnati and Tampa, Fla., were dropped from consideration.

(2) The U.S. Olympic Committee on 27th August 2002 selected New York and San Francisco as the U.S. finalists to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, while Houston and Washington, D.C., were eliminated as contenders.

(3) The 123-member United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Board of Directors on 2nd November 2002 selected New York as the U.S. 2012 Olympic Games Candidate City. New York won with 132 of 223 possible weighted votes beating out San Francisco.

(4) The Spanish Olympic Committee on 21st January 2003 has selected Madrid over Seville as Spain's candidate to host the 2012 Summer Olympics with final vote 157-103.

(5) The German National Olympic Committee on 12th April 2003 at the extraordinary meeting chose Leipzig as Germany's candidate for the 2012 Olympic Games.

(6) The Brazilian Olympic committee on 7th July 2003 selected Rio de Janeiro over Sao Paulo as Brazil's candidate for the 2012 Olympic Games with vote 23-10, with one abstention.

(7) The IOC Executive Board trimmed the preliminary field of 9 applicant cities to a short list of five official candidates on 18th May 2004.

2016

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Selection in Copenhagen, Denmark on 2nd October 2009 during the 121st IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Candidate Cities (3)
Chicago. USA. (2) Logo (Candidate), Logo (Applicant), L
Logo (1st)
-
Madrid. Spain. Logo (Candidate), Logo (Applicant), L, L -
Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. Logo (Candidate), Logo (Applicant), L -
Tokyo. Japan. (1) Logo (Candidate), Logo (Applicant), L -
Applicant Cities (3)
Baku. Azerbaijan. Logo
Logo (1st)
-
Doha. Qatar. Logo -
Prague. Czech Republic. Logo, L
Logo (1st)
-
Non-Finalized Applicant Cities
Fukuoka. Japan. (1) Logo, L -
Los Angeles. USA. (2) Logo -
Monterrey. Mexico. Logo, L

-
Tijuana. Mexico.
San Diego. USA.
Logo -

(1) The Japanese Olympic Committee on 30th August 2006 has selected Tokyo over Fukuoka as Japan's candidate to host the 2016 Summer Olympics with final vote 33-22.

(2) The U.S. Olympic Committee on 14th April 2007 selected Chicago over Los Angeles as American candidate for the 2016 Olympic Games.

(3) The IOC Executive Board trimmed the preliminary field of 7 applicant cities to a short list of four official candidates on 4th June 2008.

2020

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Selection in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 7th September 2013 during the 125th IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Candidate Cities (1)
Istanbul. Turkey. Logo (Candidate) -
Madrid. Spain. Logo (Candidate), Logo (Applicant) -
Tokyo. Japan. Logo (Candidate), Logo (Applicant) -
Applicant Cities
Baku. Azerbaijan. Logo -
Doha. Qatar. Logo -
Cancelled Applicant Cities (2)
Rome. Italy. Logo
Logo (1st)
-
Non-Finalized Applicant Cities
Busan. South Korea. Logo -
Dallas. USA. Logo -
Hobart. Australia. Logo -
Krakow. Poland. Logo -
Melbourne. Australia. Logo -
Tallinn. Estonia. Logo -
Venice. Italy. Logo -

(1) The IOC Executive Board trimmed the preliminary field of 5 applicant cities to a short list of three official candidates on 23 May 2012.

(2) Rome pulled out of the bidding in February 2012 after the Italian government declined to provide financial guarantees at a time of economic austerity.


The Olympic Winter Games (return to the top of the page)

N Year City. Country. P Logo Mascot
I 1924 Chamonix. France. P -
II 1928 St. Moritz. Switzerland. P -
III 1932 Lake Placid. USA. P Logo
(Unofficial)
-
IV 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Germany. P Logo
(Unofficial)
-
- 1940 Sapporo. Japan. Reassigned to St. Moritz after, on July 15, 1938, Sapporo renounced the organisation of the 1940 Games due to the political situation (the war with China).
St. Moritz. Switzerland. Reassigned to Garmisch-Partenkirchen on 9th June 1939 during the 38th IOC Session in London after the Swiss Olympic Committee refused to include ski demonstrations in the programme of the Games and "informed the I.O.C. that they find it impossible to organise the Vth Olympic Winter Games, 1940, in conformity with the programme which it had agreed to execute."
Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Germany. Cancelled due to World War II
- 1944 Cortina d'Ampezzo. Italy. Cancelled due to World War II
V 1948 St. Moritz. Switzerland. P Logo
(Unofficial)
-
VI 1952 Oslo. Norway. P Logo
(Unofficial)
-
VII 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo. Italy. P Logo; L
(Unofficial)
-
VIII 1960 Squaw Valley. USA. P Logo [B];
L, L
-
IX 1964 Innsbruck. Austria. P Logo [B] -
X 1968 Grenoble. France. P Logo [B] Mascot - Shuss [B]
XI 1972 Sapporo. Japan. P Logo [B] -
XII 1976 Denver. USA. Reassigned to Innsbruck after Denver withdrew as host when Colorado voters rejected a $5 million bond issue to finance the Games.
Innsbruck. Austria. P Logo [B] Mascot - Schneemandl (Snowman) [B];
M
XIII 1980 Lake Placid. USA. P Logo [B];
L
Mascot - Roni the Racoon [B];
M, M, M
XIV 1984 Sarajevo. Yugoslavia. P Logo [B] Mascot - Vucko the Wolf [A];
M, M
XV 1988 Calgary. Canada. P Logo [B] Mascots - Hidy and Howdy the Welcome Polar Bears [B];
M
XVI 1992 Albertville. France. P Logo [B] Mascot - Magique, animated Savoyard Star [D];
M
XVII 1994 Lillehammer. Norway. P Logo [B] Mascots - Haakon and Kristin, Norwegian child folk characters [B]
XVIII 1998 Nagano. Japan. P
P
Logo [A] Mascots - Sukki, Nokki, Lekki and Tsukki, the Snowlets, baby owls [D]
XIX 2002 Salt Lake City. USA. P Logo [A] Mascots - Powder, the Hare; Copper, the Coyote; Coal, the Bear [B];
M, M
XX 2006 Turin. Italy. P Logo [A] Mascots - Neve the Snowball and Gliz the Ice Cube [B]
XXI 2010 Vancouver. Canada. - Logo [B] - Named ILANAAQ -
the Canada's Inuit people's
word for friend
Mascots - Quatchi, a sasquatch; Miga, a sea bear; SSumi, an animal spirit - mascot of Paralympic games [B]
XXII 2014 Sochi. Russia. - Logo [B] Mascots:
M - the Polar Bear
M - the Hare
M - the Leopard

[B]
XXIII 2018 PyeongChang. South Korea. - - -

Bids: (return to the top of the page)

Year City. Country. Logo Mascot
1976
Selection in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 12th May 1970 during the 69th IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Denver. USA. Logo -
Tampere. Finland. Logo -
Vancouver-Garibaldi. Canada Logo -
1980
Selection in Vienna, Austria on 23rd October 1974 during the 75th IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Lake Placid. USA. Logo -
Withdrawn Applicant Candidate City (1)
Vancouver-Garibaldi. Canada. Logo -

(1) On 4th October 1974, the city of Vancouver-Garibaldi (Canada) officially notified the International Olympic Committee that it was compelled to withdraw its bid to stage the XIIIth Winter Games in 1980.

1984
Selection in Athens, Greece on 18th May 1978 during the 80th IOC Session (IOC Vote)
1988
Selection in Baden-Baden, West Germany on 30th September 1981 during the 84th IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Cortina d'Ampezzo. Italy. Logo -
1992
Selection in Lausanne, Switzerland on 17th October 1986 during the 91st IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Albertville. France. Logo Mascot - The Chamois
Anchorage. USA. Logo -
Berchtesgaden. West Germany. Logo -
Cortina d'Ampezzo. Italy. Logo -
Falun. Sweden. Logo -
Lillehammer. Norway. Logo -
Sofia. Bulgaria. Logo -
1994
Selection in Seoul, South Korea on 15th September 1988 during the 94th IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Anchorage. USA. Logo -
Lillehammer. Norway. Logo Mascot - The Viking Boy
Ostersund. Sweden. Logo -
Sofia. Bulgaria. Logo -
Non-Finalized Candidate Cities
Lausanne. Switzerland. Logo -
Leningrad. USSR. - Mascot - Neptune, the god of the sea
1998
Selection in Birmingham, United Kingdom on 15th June 1991 during the 97th IOC Sessiond (IOC Vote)
Aosta. Italy. Logo -
Jaca. Spain. Logo -
Nagano. Japan. Logo Mascot - Snowple, the "Okojo" or Japanese Weasel
Ostersund. Sweden. Logo -
Salt Lake City. USA. Logo -
Non-Finalized Candidate Cities
Denver. USA. Logo -
2002
Selection in Budapest, Hungary on 16th June 1995 during the 104th IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Ostersund. Sweden. Logo -
Quebec City. Canada. Logo -
Sion. Switzerland. Logo -
Salt Lake City. USA. Logo -
Non-Finalized Applicant Candidate Cities
Graz. Austria. Logo -
Jaca. Spain. Logo -
Poprad Tatry. Slovakia. Logo -
2006
Selection in Seoul, South Korea on 19th June 1999 during the 109th IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Helsinki. Finland.
Lahti. Finland.
Lillehammer. Norway.
Logo -
Klagenfurt. Austria. (3)
Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Italy.
Planica. Slovenia.
Logo -
Poprad Tatry. Slovakia. Logo -
Sion. Switzerland. Logo -
Turin. Italy. Logo -
Zakopane. Poland. Logo Mascot - St. Bernard
Non-Finalized Candidate Cities
Innsbruck. Austria. (1) Logo Mascot - Murmel
Kitzbuhel. Austria. (3) Logo -
Lahti. Finland. (2) Logo -
Salzburg. Austria. (3) Logo -

(1) Residents of Innsbruck on 9th March 1997 decided their city should not seek to host the 2006 Winter Olympic Games following a referendum in which 52.5 percent voted against.

(2) Lahti has given up the idea of Olympic Winter Games 2006.

(3) The Austrian Olympic committee on 2nd December 1997 chose Klagenfurt, capital of the Carinthia region (joint bid with Italy and Slovenia), to become the country's candidate to host the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.

2010

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Selection in Prague, Czech Republic on 2nd July 2003 during the 115th IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Finalist Candidate Cities (5) (6) (7)
PyeongChang. South Korea. (3) Logo;
Logo (1st)
-
Salzburg. Austria. Logo Mascot - Snow-Mo, Mozart Schneeball
Vancouver. Canada. (1) Logo, L;
Logo (1st)
-
Withdrawn Finalist Applicant Candidate City (7)
Bern. Switzerland. (2) Logo;
Logo (1st)
-
Non-Finalized Applicant Candidate Cities (6)
Andorra la Vella. Andorra. Logo -
Harbin. PR of China. Logo -
Jaca. Spain. (4) Logo -
Sarajevo. Bosnia and Herzegovina. - -
Non-Finalized Candidate Cities (5)
Calgary. Canada. (1) Logo -
Christchurch, Southern Lakes. New Zealand. Logo -
Davos. Switzerland. (2) Logo -
Granada. Spain. (4) Logo -
Kosciusko. Australia. Logo -
Muju-Jeonju. South Korea. (3) - Mascot - Humanized Buk (Korean drum) - the symbol of Chollabuk-do Province
Quebec City. Canada. (1) Logo -
Zurich-Graubuenden. Switzerland. Logo -

(1) The Canadian Olympic Association on 24th November 1998 chose Vancouver and the nearby ski resort of Whistler to become the country's candidate to host the 2010 Olympic Winter Games (first ballot: Vancouver-Whistler - 26 votes, Quebec City - 25, Calgary - 21; second ballot: Vancouver-Whistler - 40 votes, Quebec City - 31).

(2) The Swiss Olympic Committee on 5th September 2001 voted 145-121 to support Bern rather than Davos as the country's candidate to host the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

(3) The Korea Olympic Council on 9th January 2002 voted 43-24 to choose Kangwon as the country's main candidate to bid for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

(4) The General Assembly of the Spanish Olympic Commitee on 23rd January 2002 voted 156-81 to choose Jaca as the country's main candidate to bid for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

(5) The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 5th February 2002 approved the list of the eight NOCs/cities that have submitted their application to host the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010.

(6) The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 28th August 2002 accepted the four cities as Candidate Cities to host the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010 from a total of eight Applicant Cities.

(7) The city of Bern on 27th September 2002 has decided to withdraw its bid after the population of the Canton of Bern refused the granting of two credits totalling 22.5 million Swiss francs, for the organisation of the Games.

2014

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Selection in Guatemala City, Guatemala on 4 July 2007 during the 119th IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Finalist Candidate Cities (4)
PyeongChang. South Korea. Logo;
Logo (1st)
-
Salzburg. Austria. Logo - The Edelweiss;
Logo (1st)
-
Sochi. Russia. Logo - Star of Sochi;
Logo (1st)
-
Non-Finalized Applicant Candidate Cities (4)
Almaty. Kazakhstan. Logo
Logo (1st)
-
Borjomi. Georgia. Logo -
Jaca. Spain. Logo -
Sofia. Bulgaria. Logo;
Logo (1st)
-
Non-Finalized Candidate Cities
Annecy. France. Logo, L -
Are. Sweden. (3) - -
Lillehammer. Norway. - -
Ostersund. Sweden. (3) - -
Reno-Taho, Nevada. USA. Logo -
Tromsoe. Norway. (2) Logo -
Zurich. Switzerland. (1) Logo Mascot - Lion

(1) Government officials in Zurich on 15th September 2004 have decided to drop plans to bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics with two other nearby cantons of Graubuenden and Schwyz in eastern and central Switzerland.

(2) The Norwegian government on 12th November 2004 refused to back the bid saying it was too costly and too soon after the 1994 Lillehammer Games. Tromsoe organizers intend to continue their bid, hoping a pro-Olympics government or parliamentary majority can take office in national elections in 2005.

(3) The Swedish government on 28th June 2005 said it would not accept the financial risk of guaranteeing the 2014 Winter Olympics bid.

(4) The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 22nd June 2006 accepted the three cities as Candidate Cities to host the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 from a total of seven Applicant Cities.

2018

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Selection in Durban, South Africa on 6 July 2011 during the 123rd IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Finalist Candidate Cities
Annecy. France. Logo -
Munich. Germany. Logo, L -
PyeongChang. South Korea. Logo -
Non-Finalized Candidate Cities
Bursa. Turkey. - -
Grenoble. France. Logo -
Nice. France. Logo -
Oslo and Lillehammer. Norway. Logo -
Pelvoux Ecrins. France. Logo, Logo (Paralympic) -
Reno Tahoe. USA. Logo -
Santiago. Chile. Logo, L -
Tromsoe. Norway. Logo -
Trondheim. Norway. Logo -
2022

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Selection in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2015 during the 127th IOC Session (IOC Vote)
Possible Candidate Cities
Barcelona, Pyrenees. Spain. Logo -
Graubunden. Switzerland. Logo -
Santiago, Chile Logo -

The Youth Olympic Games (the Summer Youth Olympic Games) (return to the top of the page)

N Year City. Country. Logo Mascot
I 2010 Singapore. Logo Mascots - Lyo, the "Lion of the Youth Olympics", a lion cub and Merly, a merlion cub ("mer" is meaning the sea and "l y" is for liveliness and youthfulness) [A]
II 2014 Nanjing. PR of China. - -

Bids: (return to the top of the page)

Year City. Country. Logo
2010 Athens. Greece. Logo
Bangkok. Thailand. Logo
Debrecen. Hungary. Logo
Moscow. Russia. Logo
Singapore. Logo, L
2014 Guadalajara. Mexico. Logo
Monterrey. Mexico. Logo
Nanjing. PR of China. Logo
Poznan. Poland. Logo
Rouen. France. Logo

The Winter Youth Olympic Games (return to the top of the page)

N Year City. Country. Logo Mascot
I 2012 Innsbruck. Austria. Logo Mascot - Yoggl, the Alpine chamois [C]

Bids: (return to the top of the page)

Year City. Country. Logo
2020 Lucerne. Switzerland. Logo

The Paralympic Games (return to the top of the page)

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Logo (from 2003), Logo, L (1991-2003)

N Year City. Country. Logo Mascot
- 1952 Stoke Mandeville. Great Britain. -
I 1960 Rome. Italy. -
II 1964 Tokyo. Japan. -
III 1968 Tel Aviv. Israel. Logo [B] (EB) -
IV 1972 Heidelberg. Germany. -
V 1976 Toronto. Canada. Logo [B] (EB) -
VI 1980 Arnhem. Netherlands. Logo [B] (EB) -
VII 1984 Stoke Mandeville, England and
Nassau County, New York, USA
Logo [B] (EB) -
VIII 1988 Seoul. South Korea. Logo [B] (EB) Mascots - Bears [A]
IX 1992 Barcelona. Spain. Logo [C] (EB) Mascot - Petra [C]
X 1996 Atlanta. USA. Logo [B] (EB) Mascot - Blaze, a phoenix, a mythical bird [B]
XI 2000 Sydney. Australia. Logo [B] (EB) Mascot - Lizzie, the frill-necked lizard [B];
M, M
XII 2004 Athens. Greece. Logo [A] Mascot - Proteas, the sea-horse (hippocampus) [B];
M, M, M, M, M
XIII 2008 Beijing. PR of China. Logo [B] Mascot - Fu Niu Lele, the cow [A]
XIV 2012 London. Great Britain. Logo [B] Mascot - Mandeville, a creature fashioned from a droplet of steel used to build the Olympic stadium [D]

Named inspired by the Buckinghamshire town of Stoke Mandeville, where the Paralympics were founded.

XV 2016 Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. - -
XVI 2020 Tokyo. Japan. - -

The Winter Paralympic Games (return to the top of the page)

N Year City. Country. Logo Mascot
I 1976 Ornskoldsvik. Sweden. Logo [B] (EB) -
II 1980 Geilo. Norway. Logo [B] (EB) -
III 1984 Innsbruck. Austria. Logo [B] (EB) -
IV 1988 Innsbruck. Austria. Logo [B] (EB) -
V 1992 Tignes-Albertville. France. Logo [B] (EB) -
VI 1994 Lillehammer. Norway. Logo [C] (EB) -
VII 1998 Nagano. Japan. Logo [B] (EB) Mascot - Parabbit, a rabbit [B]
VIII 2002 Salt Lake City. USA. Logo [B] Mascot - Otto the Otter [B]
M
IX 2006 Turin. Italy. Logo [B] (EB)
Logo (1st)
Mascot - Aster, a Snowflake [B]
X 2010 Vancouver. Canada. Logo [B] - "Man Becomes Mountain" Mascot - Sumi, an animal spirit [B]
XI 2014 Sochi. Russia. Logo [B] Mascots:
M - the Ray of Light
M - the Snowflake

[B]


SOCCER:

The FIFA Logo (L, L)
The FIFA Centennial Logo (2004)

The 3 Lions - Roary, Mayne, Pauz - Mascots of the Football Association

The World Cup (The Trophy, T; 1930-70: Jules Rimet Cup) (return to the top of the page)

N Year Country P Logo Mascot
I 1930 Uruguay P -
II 1934 Italy P -
III 1938 France P -
IV 1950 Brazil P -
V 1954 Switzerland P Logo [B] -
VI 1958 Sweden P -
VII 1962 Chile P Logo [B] -
VIII 1966 England P Logo [B] Mascot - World Cup Willie, a lion-footballer [B];
M, M
IX 1970 Mexico P Logo [B] Mascot - Juanito, a boy [B]
X 1974 Germany P Logo [B] Mascot - Tip and Tap, two boys [B]
XI 1978 Argentina P Logo [B] Mascot - Gauchito, a boy-footballer [A];
M
XII 1982 Spain P Logo [B] Mascot - Naranjito, an orange [B];
M, M
XIII 1986 Colombia. Moved to Mexico after organizers told FIFA they could not stage the event because of financial troubles.
Mexico P Logo [B];
L
Mascot - Pique, a hot chili pepper [B];
M, M
XIV 1990 Italy P Logo [B] Mascot - Ciao, an abstract object, stick figure player [C]
XV 1994 USA P Logo [B];
L
Mascot - Striker, a dog [B]
XVI 1998 France P Logo [B];
L
Mascot - Footix, a cockerel [B]
M
XVII 2002 South Korea and
Japan
P Logo [A] Mascots - The Spheriks, futuristic computer-generated animated creatures [D]:
M - Kaz, M - Nik, M - Ato
XVIII 2006 Germany P Logo [C] Mascot - GOLEO VI the lion with Pille the erudite ball [D]
M
XIX 2010 South Africa P Logo [B] Mascot - Zakumi, a leopard [B]
XX 2014 Brazil - Logo [B] -
XXI 2018 Russia - - -
XXII 2018 Qatar - - -

Bids: (return to the top of the page)

Year Country Logo  
2002 South Korea Logo  
Japan Logo
2006 Brazil Logo  
England Logo
Germany Logo
Morocco Logo
South Africa Logo
2010
To be held in Africa (1)
(1) On 15th May 2004 the FIFA Executive Committee selected South Africa to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. South Africa with 14 votes were declared as winners after the first round of voting. Morocco received 10 votes, and Egypt did not tally any.

(2) During its final deliberations, the Executive Committee came to the conclusion that it could no longer consider Libya's bid as it did not meet all the stipulations laid down in the official List of Requirements.

Libya was asked and agreed to withdraw from the vote to decide the 2010 World Cup host nation after refusing to allow Israel to play there in the event of it winning the right to organise the tournament.

(3) On 8th May 2004 Tunisia has withdrawn its bid for the 2010 World Cup after its plan to co-host with Libya was rejected.

Egypt Logo
Morocco Logo
South Africa Logo
Disqualified Finalist Candidate (1)(2)
Libya Logo
Withdrawn Finalist Candidate
Tunisia (3) Logo
Non-Finalized Candidate
Nigeria -
2014
To be held in South America
(1) On 11th April 2007 Colombia has withdrawn its bid to host 2014 World Cup.

Brazil Logo
Non-Finalized Candidate (1)
Colombia -
2018
Registered Candidates (1)
(1) On 2nd December 2010 the FIFA Executive Committee selected Russia to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and Qatar to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™.

Vote History:

Year Bid Round
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
2018 Russia
Spain and Portugal
Belgium and Netherlands
England
9
7
4
2
13
7
2
-
   
2022 Qatar
USA
South Korea
Japan
Australia
11
3
4
3
1
10
5
5
2
-
11
6
5
-
-
14
8
-
-
-

Belgium and
Netherlands
Logo
L
England Logo
Russia Logo
Spain and
Portugal
Logo
Non-Finalized Candidates
Israel and Palestine Logo
2022
Registered Candidates (1)
Australia Logo
Japan Logo
Qatar Logo
South Korea Logo
USA Logo
Cancelled Candidates
Indonesia Logo
Mexico -

The Women's World Cup (The Trophy) (return to the top of the page)

N Year Country P Logo Mascot
I 1991 PR of China - Logo [B] -
II 1995 Sweden - Logo [B] Mascot [B]
III 1999 USA P, P Logo [B] Mascot - Nutmeg, a fox [B]
IV 2003 PR of China - Logo [B] Mascot - a girl, character based on an ancient Chinese tale [A];
M, M, M, M
Relocated to USA due to the SARS disease
USA - Logo [C] -
V 2007 PR of China - Logo [C] -
VI 2011 Germany - Logo [B] -

Bids: (return to the top of the page)

Year Country Logo
2011 Australia -
Canada -
Germany Logo
Peru -

The FIFA Futsal World Championship (return to the top of the page)

N Year Country Logo Mascot
1 1989 Netherlands Logo [B] Mascot - The lion [B]
2 1992 Hong Kong Logo [B] Mascot - The dragon [A]
3 1996 Spain Logo [B] -
4 2000 Guatemala Logo/Mascot - the bird quetzal, Inca Symbol, national bird of Guatemala [C]
5 2004 Chinese Taipei Logo [A] -
6 2008 Brazil Logo [B] -
7 2012 Thailand - -

The FIFA U-20 World Cup (The Trophy) (return to the top of the page)
1981-2005 - The FIFA/Coca-Cola Under-20 World Youth Championship

Logo [B]

N Year Country Logo Mascot
- 1977 Tunisia - -
- 1979 Japan - -
I 1981 Australia Logo -
II 1983 Mexico Logo -
III 1985 USSR Logo -
IV 1987 Chile Logo Mascot
V 1989 Saudi Arabia Logo Mascot
VI 1991 Portugal Logo [B] Mascot
VII 1993 Australia Logo Mascots - The kangaroo and koala bear
VIII 1995 Qatar Logo [B] Mascot
IX 1997 Malaysia Logo [B] Mascot - Tuah, a tiger [B]
X 1999 Nigeria Logo [B] Mascot - Pego, an eagle [B];
M
XI 2001 Argentina Logo [B] Mascot - Nandy, an American ostrich [A]
XII 2003 UAE Logo [B] -
XIII 2005 Netherlands Logo [B] -
XIV 2007 Canada Logo [B] -
XV 2009 Egypt Logo [B] -
XVI 2011 Colombia Logo [B] -

The FIFA Under-20 Women's World Championship (return to the top of the page)

N Year Country Logo Mascot
Under-19
1 2002 Canada Logo -
2 2004 Thailand Logo -
Under-20
3 2006 Russia Logo, L Mascot - Alissa, a fox
4 2008 Chile Logo -
5 2010 Germany Logo -

The FIFA U-17 World Cup (The Trophy, T) (return to the top of the page)
1985-1989 - The FIFA/JVC Under-16 World Championship
1991-2005 - The FIFA/JVC Under-17 World Championship

N Year Country Logo Mascot
Under-16
1 1985 PR of China Logo Mascot - The panda bear
2 1987 Canada - Mascot - The beaver
3 1989 Scotland Logo -
Under-17
1 1991 Italy - -
2 1993 Japan - -
3 1995 Ecuador Logo Mascot I - Cartoon character,
Mascot II - The tortoise
4 1997 Egypt Logo I,
Logo II
Mascot - Tut, a boy king
5 1999 New Zeland Logo Mascot - Art, a bird
6 2001 Trinidad and Tobago Logo, L Mascot - BEATS the humming bird
7 2003 Finland Logo -
8 2005 Peru Logo Mascot - Vicky the vicuna (an animal native to the Andes mountain range)
9 2007 South Korea Logo (BK) -
10 2009 Nigeria Logo -

The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup (return to the top of the page)

N Year Country Logo Mascot
1 2008 New Zealand Logo -
2 2010 Trinidad and Tobago Logo -
3 2012 Azerbaijan - -

The FIFA Confederations Cup (The Trophy) (return to the top of the page)

Year Country Logo Mascot
1992 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - -
1995 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - -
1997 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Logo Mascot - The camel
1999 Mexico Logo I
Logo II
-
2001 South Korea and
Japan
Logo -
2003 France Logo -
2005 Germany Logo -
2009 South Africa Logo -

The European Championship (The Trophy, T) (return to the top of the page)

The Union European Football Association (UEFA) Logo (BK)

N Year Country Logo Mascot
5 1976 Yugoslavia Logo [B] -
6 1980 Italy Logo (BK)  [A];
L
Mascot - Pinoccio [B];
M
7 1984 France Logo [B];
L
Mascot - Peno, a rooster [A];
M
8 1988 Germany Logo [B] Mascot - Berni, a rabbit [A]
9 1992 Sweden Logo [B] Mascot - The rabbit [A];
M
10 1996 England Logo [B] Mascot - Goaliath, a lion [B];
M
11 2000 Netherlands and
Belgium
Logo [A];
L
Mascot - Benelucky, a lion-devil [B]
12 2004 Portugal Logo [A];
L
Mascot - Kinas, a Portuguese boy [B];
M
13 2008 Austria and
Switzerland
Logo [B] Mascots - Trix and Flix, androgynous twins [B];
M, M, M
14 2012 Poland and
Ukraine
Logo [B] Mascots - Slavek and Slavko, identical twins in the soccer uniforms of Poland and Ukraine [B]
15 2016 France - -

Bids: (return to the top of the page)

Year Country Logo Mascot
2004 Austria and
Hungary
Logo -
Portugal Logo -
Spain Logo -
2008
Austria and
Switzerland (1)
Logo -
Bosnia and Herzegovina and
Croatia
Logo -
Denmark,
Finland,
Norway and
Sweden
Logo, L - The Smiling Football

-
Greece and
Turkey
Logo -
Hungary Logo -
Russia Logo Mascot - Vanyusha the Sturgeon
Scotland and
Ireland
Logo
Logo (1st)
-
(1) On 12th December 2002, Austria and Switzerland were chosen by the UEFA Executive Committee to jointly
host the final round of the UEFA European Football Championship in 2008.

2012
Candidate Bids (1)
Croatia and
Hungary
Logo -
Italy Logo -
Poland and
Ukraine (2)
Logo -
Applicant Bids (1)
Greece - -
Turkey Logo -
(1) On 18th November 2005, the UEFA Executive Committee (12 members eligible to vote) had put Italy (11),
Croatia/Hungary (9) and Poland/Ukraine (7) on the short list for the second phase of the bidding procedure,
meaning the bids from Turkey (6) and Greece (2) were not pursued.

(2) On 18th April 2007, Poland and Ukraine have been chosen by the UEFA Executive Committee in Cardiff
to jointly host the final round of the UEFA European Football Championship in 2012. Poland and Ukraine won
in the first round of voting with 8 of the 12 votes while 4 went to Italy and none to Croatia and Hungary.

2016
Candidate Bids
France (1) Logo -
Italy Logo -
Turkey Logo -
(1) On 28th May 2010, France has been chosen by the UEFA Executive Committee in Geneva,
Switzerland to host the final round of the UEFA European Football Championship in 2016. France won
in the second round of voting with 7 of the 13 votes while 6 went to Turkey.

The UEFA Women's Championship

Logo [B]

N Year Country Logo
7 1997 Norway and
Sweden
Logo [B]
8 2001 Germany -
9 2005 England Logo [B]
10 2009 Finland Logo [B]

The UEFA (European) Under-21 Championship (The Trophy)

Logo [B]

The Copa America (The Trophy) (BK) (return to the top of the page)

The Confederacion Sudamericana de Futbol (CONMEBOL) Logo

N Year Country Logo Mascot
33 1987 Argentina Logo Mascot - Gardelito (BK)
34 1989 Brazil Logo [B] Mascot - Tico (BK)
35 1991 Chile Logo [B] Mascot - Guaso (BK)
36 1993 Ecuador Logo [C] Mascot - Choclito, a corn [B] (BK)
37 1995 Uruguay Logo Mascot - Torito, a bull [B] (BK)
38 1997 Bolivia Logo I [B];
Logo II [B]
Mascot - Tatu [B] (BK)
39 1999 Paraguay Logo [B] Mascot - Tagua, a wild boar [B]
40 2001 Colombia Logo I [B];
Logo II [A]
Mascot - Ameriko, an extraterrestrial turquoise with immense blue eyes from the planet Ko [B];
M, M, M
41 2004 Peru Logo [B];
L
Mascot - Chasqui, inspired by the messenger of the Incas [B];
M, M
42 2007 Venezuela Logo [B];
L
Mascot - Guaky, a macaw [A]; (BK)
M
43 2011 Argentina - -

The Africa Cup of Nations (The Trophy) (return to the top of the page)

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Logo
The CAF 50 Years Logo (2007)

N Year Country Logo Mascot
18 1992 Senegal - Mascot - Diambar, a lion
19 1994 Tunisia - Mascot - The eagle
20 1996 South Africa Logo [B] Mascot - The leopard
21 1998 Burkina Faso Logo [B] Mascot - Fofo, a soccer ball [B]
22 2000 Ghana/Nigeria Logo [B] Mascot - A Super Eagle and a Black Star [B];
M
23 2002 Mali Logo [A];
L, L
Mascot - The hippopotamus [B]
24 2004 Tunisia Logo [B] Mascot , M - The eagle [B]

25 2006 Egypt Logo [B] Mascot, M - Croconile, a crocodile from the Nile [A]

26 2008 Ghana Logo [B] (BK) Mascot - Agro-Hene (King of the Game) the Eagle [B]
27 2010 Angola Logo, L [B] Mascot - Palanquinha the Giant Black Antelope [B]
28 2012 Gabon/Equatorial Guinea - -
29 2013 Libya - -

The Asian Cup (return to the top of the page)

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Logo (from 2001), Logo (1954-2001)
Mascot of the AFC - Soccasaurus (until 2001)

N Year Country Logo Mascot
11 1996 United Arab Emirates Logo [B] -
12 2000 Lebanon Logo [B] Mascot - Nour, a sparrow [B]
13 2004 PR of China Logo [A];
L
Mascot, M - Bei Bei, a monkey [B]
14 2007 Indonesia, Malaysia,
Thailand and Vietnam
Logo [B] -
15 2011 Qatar Logo [B] -


MY RATINGS (w/o bids):

[A] - Excellent
[B] - Good
[C] - Fair
[D] - Poor

MY CHOICE:

The best olympic mascot - 1980 Moscow. Misha the Bear Cub.
The worst olympic mascot - 1992 Barcelona. Cobi. & 1998 Nagano. The Snowlets.

The best soccer mascot - 1984 France. Peno, a rooster.
The worst soccer mascot - 2002 South Korea and Japan. Futuristic computer animated creatures.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I would like to thank the following individuals for their helpful comments and providing useful information:

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