The Summer Olympics is nearly upon us. While Rio won the bid, what other cities were in the running to host the XXXI Olympiad? What locations dominate when it comes to selection? Who has lost out? How does the United States rank when it comes to host selection?
This data story explores the cities and countries that have bid over time. It shows the gradual transition away from a Euro-centric endeavor into a true multi-national event.
Hosts are consider those that have been awarded the games even when the games have not taken place in those locations (for example, games have been cancelled due to war, but the host selection still holds). Also, some years have two hosts for various reasons, with games taking place in one or both locations.