Visit the countries where the Olympics took place

If you are looking for some sports travel, go through the list

The game of the Olympics is the most-watched and highly awaited game of the year. The entire world comes to their television screens to view the events and cheer for their athletes. While the game in itself is a desirable watch, the countries where these Olympic Games are held are another entertainment. Over the years, the Olympic torch has travelled all over the world to beautiful destinations. This travelling of the game has brought to people destinations often unheard of, leading people to explore and learn. Here is a list of countries where the Olympics took place, and you must make a visit.

Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina

After World War II, with the establishment of the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the 1984 Winter Olympics were hosted in the city. A fun incident, during the opening ceremonies, the Olympic flag was raised upside down. One can take a tour of the sports-related legacy facilities, such as the skiing facilities in the mountains of Bjelašnica, Igman, Jahorina, Trebević, and Treskavica. The must-visit is because of the history it contains, such as the Sarajevo cathedral, and the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, making it a must-visit Olympic city.


The capital and the largest city, Tokyo, first hosted the Summer Olympics and Paralympics in 1964. Then around five decades later, the country was chosen again to host the games again in 2020. Besides being an international centre of research and development boasting of many top-class universities, it is a delightful place to be doing touristy things around.


The capital of Tyrol and the fifth-largest city in Austria, Innsbruck hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics as well as the 1984 and 1988 Winter Paralympics. In fact, it also hosted the first Winter Youth Olympics in 2012. Also, this place is perfect for winter-loving people as there are plenty of winter sports that one can try their hands on. With Alpine slopes in its surrounding, one can go skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and hiking in the summer.

Rio de Janeiro

The second-most populous city in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas, Rio de Janeiro, hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Paralympics. With this, it became the first South American and Portuguese-speaking city to ever host the events. It is a must-visit as a part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea in 2012 as a Cultural Landscape.

Other countries where the Olympic Games took place are Montreal and Vancouver, Canada; Helsinki, Finland; Beijing, China; Berlin, Germany; and Sydney, Australia.

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