Major Sports Events

Games - First, Last and Next

Games First held (Year & Host) Last held
(Year & Host)
Next at
(Year & Host)
Olympic Games 1896
Athens
Greece
2020
Tokyo
Japan
2024
Paris
France
Commonwealth Games 1930
Hamilton
Canada
2018
Queensland
Australia
2022
Birmingham
United Kingdom
Asian Games 1951
New Delhi
India
2018
Jakarta
Indonesia
2022
Hangzhou
China
Winter Olympics 1924
Chamonix
France
2018
Pyeongchang
South Korea
2022
Beijing
China
World Military Games 1995
Rome
Italy
2015
Mungyeong
South Korea
2019
Wuhan
China
Youth Olympic Games (Summer) 2010
Singapore
Singapore
2018
Buenos Aires
Argentina
2022
Dakar
Senegal
Youth Olympic Games (Winter) 2012
Innsbruck
Austria
2020
Lausanne
Switzerland
2024
Gangwon
South Korea
Cricket World Cup 1975
England
2019
England
2023
India
Cricket World Cup (Women's) 1973
England
2022
New Zealand
2026
Not decided
Football World Cup (Men's) 1930
Uruguay
2018
Russia
2022
Qatar
Football World Cup (Women's) 1991
China
2019
France
2023
Australia and New Zealand
Hockey World Cup 1971
Barcelona, Spain
2018
Bhubaneshwar, India
2022
Bhubaneshwar & Rourkela, India
UEFA European Football Championship (Euro Cup) 1960
France
2020
13 cities of Europe
2024
Germany
South Asian Games 1984
Kathmandu (Nepal)
2019
Kathmandu (Nepal)
2023
Lahore (Pakistan)
World Masters Games 1985
Toronto (Canada)
2017
Auckland (New Zealand)
2021*
Kansai (Japan)
ICC Champions Trophy 1998
Bangladesh
2017
England and Wales
2025
Pakistan
ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2007
South Africa
2021
UAE and Oman
2022
Australia
IAAF World Championship in Athletics 1983
Helsinki, Finland
2019
Doha, Qatar
2022
Eugene, U.S.A.
Asian Athletics Championship 1973
Marikina, Philippines
2019
Doha, Qatar
2023
Pattaya, Thailand
The World Games 1981
Santa Clara, United States
2017
Wroclaw, Poland
2022
Birmingham, United States

*World Masters Games will now be held in May 2022
2021 Asian Athletics Championship scheduled in Hangzhou were cancelled due to Covid.


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Games and Year First Held

1. Asian Games
2. Commonwealth Games
3. Cricket World Cup
4. Olympic Games
5. Hockey World Cup
6. Football world Cup (Men's)
7. Winter Olympics