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Olympic Bid Cities

Many thanks to my friend and colleague, Dr. Bill Mallon, who compiled this list of bid cities through 1988 in his 1984 book The Olympics: A Bibliography.
(*denotes a winning city)
Bids - Games of the Olympiad

1896
Athens*
1900
Paris*
1904
Chicago*, St. Louis*

(Chicago was originally selected, but the site was later moved to St. Louis.)
1908
Berlin, London*, Milan, Rome*
(Rome was originally selected, but the Games were moved to London.)
1912
Stockholm*
1916
Alexandria, Berlin, Budapest, Cleveland
(The Games did not take place.)
1920
Antwerp*, Budapest, Lyon
1924
Amsterdam, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Paris*, Prague, Rome
1928
Amsterdam*
1932
Los Angeles*
1936
Alexandria, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin*, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cologne, Dublin, Frankfurt/Main, Helsinki, Nuremberg, Rome
1940
Alexandria, Athens, Barcelona, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Helsinki, Toronto or Montreal
(Tokyo was originally selected but withdrew on 16 July 1938.
The Games were later moved to Helsinki, but did not take place.)
1944
Athens, Budapest, Detroit, Lausanne, London*
(The Games did not take place.)
1948
Baltimore, Lausanne, London*, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Philadelphia
1952
Amsterdam, Athens, Chicago, Detroit, Helsinki*, Lausanne, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Stockholm
1956
Buenos Aires, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Mexico City, Minneapolis, Montreal, Philadelphia, San Francisco
1956
Equestrian Events: Berlin, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm*
1960
Athens, Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Detroit, Lausanne, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Rio de Janeiro, Rome*, San Francisco, Tokyo
1964
Brussels, Detroit, Tokyo*, Vienna
1968
Buenos Aires, Detroit, Lyon, Mexico City*
1972
Detroit, Madrid, Montreal, Munich*
1976
Los Angeles, Montreal*, Moscow
1980
Los Angeles, Moscow*
1984
Los Angeles*
1988
Athens, Melbourne, Nagoya, Seoul*
1992
Amsterdam, Barcelona*, Belgrade, Birmingham, Brisbane, New Delhi, Paris
1996
Athens, Atlanta*, Belgrade, Manchester, Melbourne, Toronto
2000
Beijing, Berlin, Brasilia, Istanbul, Manchester, Milan, Sydney*
2004
Athens*, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Istanbul, Lille, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, St. Petersburg, San Juan, Seville, Stockholm
2008
Beijing*, Istanbul, Osaka, Paris, Seville, Toronto
2012
Havana, Istanbul, Leipzig, London*, Madrid, Moscow, New York City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro

2016
Chicago, Doha, Fukuoka, Los Angeles, Madrid, Prague, Rio de Janeiro*, Tokyo

(*denotes a winning city)
Bids - Olympic Winter Games

1924
Chamonix*
1928
Davos, Engelberg, St. Moritz*
1932
Bear Mountain, Denver, Duluth, Lake Placid*, Minneapolis, Montreal, Yosemite Valley (two separate applications)
1936
Garmisch-Partenkirchen*, Montreal, St. Moritz
1940
Garmisch-Partenkirchen*, Oslo, Sapporo*, St. Moritz*
(Sapporo was originally selected but withdrew and the Games were later moved to St. Moritz. St. Moritz withdrew on 9 June 1938 and the Games were then moved to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. However, they did not take place.)
1944
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Montreal, Oslo, St. Moritz
(The Games did not take place.)
1948
Lake Placid, St. Moritz*
1952
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Lake Placid, Oslo*
1956
Colorado Springs?, Cortina d'Ampezzo*, Lake Placid, Oslo
1960
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck, Karachi, St. Moritz, Squaw Valley*
1964
Calgary, Innsbruck*, Lahti
1968
Calgary, Grenoble*, Lahti, Lake Placid, Oslo, Sapporo
1972
Banff, Lahti, Salt Lake City, Sapporo*
1976
Lahti, Granada, Vancouver, Denver*
(Denver was originally selected but its citizens "voted against funds and some facilities to be built in Evergreen (ski jumps)...". So, after the city formally withdrew on 15 November 1972, the Games were moved to Innsbruck which had not originally made an application.)
1980
Lake Placid*
1984
Gothenberg, Sapporo, Sarajevo*
1988
Calgary*, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Falun
1992
Albertville*, Anchorage, Berchtesgaden, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Falun, Lillehammer, Sofia
1994
Anchorage, Lausanne, Lillehammer*, Ostersund, Sofia
1998
Aosta, Jaca, Nagano*, Ostersund, Salt Lake City, Sochi
2002
Graz, Jaca, Ostersund, Poprad Tatry, Quebec City, Salt Lake City*, Sochi, Sion, Tarvisio
2006
Klagenfurt, Helsinki, Poprad Tatry, Sion, Turin*, Zakopane
2010
PyeongChang, Salzburg, Vancouver*
2014
Almaty (KAZ), Borjomi (GEO), Jaca (ESP), PyeongChang (KOR), Salzburg (AUT), Sochi (RUS)*, Sofia (BUL)
2018
Annecy (FRA), Munich (GER), PyeongChang (KOR)
(The host city will be chosen at the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa on 6 July 2011.)

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