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This page is a consolidated place to manage the administrative process for OpenGeofiction cities to be able to host OGF's premier international sporting competition, held every four years (in years evenly divisible by 4). At the moment, games are only assigned retroactively, which means that only games before 2024 are available. One is held in February, another one in August. To accommodate this general schedule, winter and summer bids will generally be located in the same hemisphere, although summer games located in equatorial/tropical areas may be held in either February or August depending on the winter city for that year.

About the Games

Previously, these series of games were known as the "Geolympics" or the "Geolympiad"; some pages of the old wiki may make mention of these games using that term (including the title of this page). However, to distance OGF's games from the real-world games -- as well as to avoid any copyright infringement issues -- following a community vote, the name Pax Nova Games was selected from options including the Pancontinental Games, the Asperic Games, and more.

The current consensus is that the global international games began in 1960 as a celebration of international peace and diplomacy following the end of the "Great War", hence the name "Pax Nova" ("new peace"). Prior to 1960, regions and/or continents also hosted sporting competitions for nations that share a region or continent. These regional/continental games may continue to modern times, likely in "off years" of the primary international games.


A select committee has been formed to oversee officially awarding games to applicant cities. Any mapper who owns a territory in OGF is eligible to apply to be a host city. The committee is composed of four mappers: wangi, Toadwart, Lithium-ion, and TheMayor.

Hosting 101

Hosting one of these events are an honor, and it is important that the mapping of these sites is of a high quality that befits such an international honor. The following is an overview of the necessary things to map and to consider when mapping the games in your city. The committee will use this to determine if your entry is complete enough to become canon, and it's essential that the games maintain consistency, so please read all of it, and refer to it while you're mapping. If you're interested in more information, take a look at the [detailed version].

Host City

For the venues consider the climatic conditions. Main factors are the latitude and the altitude. In each year divisible by 4, a summer event and a winter event are held. One is held in February, another one in August. Depending on the hemisphere of the host city, the appropriate date is chosen. As a consequence, both are likely to be held in the same hemisphere.

The summer games should have a summery weather so try to avoid being too close to the pole or too high and consider the hemisphere whose turn it is. Low latitudes in the "wrong" hemisphere may still hold the event in the winter months.

The winter games should have a wintery weather, so high latitudes or altitudes are favourable here. The hemisphere and the timing of the event are even more relevant. To hold winter games in the summer months, you would need a even higher latitudes or altitudes, areas which are unlikely to have the appropriate infrastructure.

Something else to consider is the age of your city. Older cities are more likely to have hosted older geolympics, so think about whether or not you want to have hosted an earlier geolympics.

Sport Venues

You may use a venue for more than one event, but think through the timing of the games which events can be held in shared venues and how much time it takes to rebuild it. Try to strike a balance between re-using venues and building new ones. Also consider that pre-existing stadiums or other venues may be able to serve as geolympic venues. In addition, please use international standards for the size of the fields of play in the venues.


For the summer games consider these sports/disciplines:

  • Athletics
  • Sports with a dedicated field/pitch:
    • Football (Soccer)
    • Field Hockey
    • Tennis
    • Beach Volleyball
    • Baseball
  • Water Sports
    • Swimming
    • Rowing, Canoe, Sailing etc...
  • Inside Sports:
    • Volleyball
    • Martial Arts
    • Shooting
    • Gymnastics
  • Equestrian
  • For a complete list of sports, see [here] Remember that some sports are recent inclusions or re-inclusions.


For the Winter games consider these sports/disciplines: Template:Columns-list That means you need

  • a cross country skiing arena
    • a loop with a number of extensions, allowing for a loop length of 1500m, 2000m, 2500m, 3000m and 4000m (for instance a 1500m loop with a 500m extension and two 1000m extensions), two penalty loops adding 75m and 150m and a shooting range
  • a ski jump hill
  • an alpine donwhill piste
  • a medal plaza
  • an opening/closing arena
  • one or more ice hockey indoor venues
  • a figure skating vanue
  • a track skating vanue
  • a curling venue


Consider building new public transport to the main game venues or building the venues next to existing infrastructure. Rerouting buses and trams may be an option. Consider parking and highway access.

You further need accommodation for participants, officials and tourists. The "athletes' village" is usually reused as residential after the games.

Venues are often gathered together, and many Geolympics will have a central grouping of Venues located close to the Village.

Here's a list of Non-Sporting Venues to include:

  • Hotel Accommodation for officials outside of the village (using existing hotels is acceptable)
  • Food Court/Other food focused area
  • Medals Plaza (Optional)
  • Translation Center
  • Press Center
  • Broadcast Center
  • Doping Centers
  • Central Clinic (should be in a central location and be large enough to provide many services)
  • IT Office
  • Electric Network (Generators, etc)
  • Geolympic Village (Very Important)
    • The village should be divided into an operation section, a residential section, and a central plaza.
    • Please include more amenities than just residential buildings.

2021 Mapoff

Following contemporary discussions in summer 2021, as well as timed with the real-world international sporting event (you know the one), the OGF community made a concerted effort to create a singular list of Pax Nova Games hosts.

The idea was to have a more or less consistent list of cities which held the games, backed by a reasonable amount of mapping. For that reason this edition of the map-off was international games-themed. It couldn't be easier: Map venues. Summer or Winter games, both count.

Just check the RW games from the time you plan to map and see what infrastructure is needed. Usually a big stadium as the centerpiece, a village for the athletes and some more locations for other sports, like tennis courts, water venues, ski jumps, alpine pistes, etc. You also need some public and private transport infrastructure. This is further detailed down in the rest of the page.

While the official map-off has been completed, any "vacant" event year listed below is still available. If you are interested in making a bid for one of these vacant events, please use the "Discussion" tab to ask questions. This page will continued to be monitored by the sporting committee.

Selection Process

For the first round of awarding games, all bids had to be submitted no later than 8 August 2021. While all past summer bids have been assigned, the committee is still accepting submitted bids for vacant winter games, as well as bids for all regional games. To submit a bid, add it to the list below with a status of submitted.

To maintain fairness and to allow all mappers, current and future, the opportunity to work on a successful bid, all future summer bids must be from collaborative projects. These bids will be announced in advance, rather than after bids have been submitted. For mappers who would like to host international games in their nation, winter bids and all regional game bids are still available to bid on; the committee will review bids on a rolling basis and update the official canon as appropriate.

Games will be awarded using the following process:

  • First Review: After 8 Aug 2021, the committee reviewed all submitted bids for completeness and to ensure each bid has a level of quality that would befit the international stature required to host the games. Of the four committee members, three must agree that the bid is sufficient to move on to the next step.
  • Community Vote: For conflicting bids, a community vote was held that allowed OGF mappers to rate individual bids on a 1-5 scale.
  • Primary Ranking and Assignment: With Composite Scores in hand, for years with multiple bids, the bid with the highest composite score would earn the official awarding of the games for that year. For conflicting years (e.g., a year with a Northern summer games and a Southern winter games) the higher Composite Score of the two would determine the hemisphere for that year.
  • Secondary Ranking and Assignment: For non-winning bids that still passed the First Review, the committee will reach out to each bidder and offer alternate options to complete the schedule. First preference would be for adjacent vacant years, followed by vacant years within a 20-year window of the preferred bid. If no reasonable vacant years can be identified, the committee will offer the mapper an opportunity to host a regional/continental games instead, or the committee will identify potential changes to the bid to reasonably accommodate a different year. Note: Years are considered vacant if no bid is Submitted or Grandfathered at the time of the selection process. A year that has only "Drafted" or "Potential" bids is considered vacant.
  • Long-Term Bids: Once this process has been completed, a list of "vacant" years and games will be posted to the wiki. Mappers will be able to submit bids for any vacant year or improve a previous failed bid to request to host. The committee will reconvene as needed to review the bids, using the same review process established in the First Review step to determine a bid's suitability.

Official Games

Following the review of the initial set of bids, the committee is happy to announce that all grandfathered and submitted bids were considered acceptable. Bids that were uncontested were automatically assigned their preferred year; for contested years, the committee will solicit ratings on the affected bids from the OGF community to help determine the winning bid. Bids that were not top-ranked would be offered a vacant year, or the opportunity to bid on regional games instead.

Year Season City Country Hemisphere Mapper Bid Status Notes
2024 Summer Gobras City GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya Northern community bid Accepted Gobras City will also host the 1996 Pan-Uletha Games.
2020 Summer Kirchenburg Template:Welstand-Westrijk Northern Friedrich Kirchen Accepted Uncontested
2016 Summer Quentinsburgh FreedemianFlag.png Freedemia Equatorial Ernestpcosby Accepted Legacy bid; previously accepted
2016 Winter Noveh Mehsto Template:Neo Delta Southern Deltanz Pending Uncontested; original grandfathered bid was for 2018. Awaiting final approval of year by host mapper.
2012 Summer New Tyrrin Esheinflag.png Eshein Northern Ifgus Accepted Bid rated 3.43 by the OGF community
2008 Summer Tarott Template:Kalm Northern Joschi81 Accepted Uncontested
2004 Summer Trevers ParoyFlag.png Paroy Equatorial PortCal Accepted Bid rated 4.22 by the OGF community
2000 Summer Lake City Flag of the FSA.svg Federal States Southern TheMayor Accepted Uncontested
2000 Winter Yorakēa Aorangēa Southern Toadwart Accepted Uncontested
1996 Summer Nichiuri Template:Adaria Southern Martinawa Pending Runner-up to 1992 bid. Bid rated 2.57 by OGF community. Awaiting final approval of year by host mapper.
1996 Winter Cook Springs Flag of the FSA.svg Federal States Southern Glauber Pending Uncontested 1992 winter bid; proposed move to 1996 based on result of 1992 summer conflicting bids. Awaiting final approval of year by host mapper.
1992 Summer Säntjana Karolia national flag.png Karolia Northern Sarepava Accepted Bid rated 3.35 by the OGF community
1988 Summer Xiongjing Bai flag.png Bai Empire Southern Zhenkang Accepted Bid rated 4.35 by the OGF community
1984 Summer Pyingshum Kojo flag ddtuga.png Kojo Northern Leowezy Accepted Uncontested
1980 Summer reserved alternate year
1976 Summer Fayaan City Template:Fayaan Northern Fayaan Accepted Uncontested
1972 Summer reserved alternate year
1968 Summer reserved alternate year
1964 Summer Minneuka Flag of the FSA.svg Federal States Southern Alessa and Leowezy Accepted Uncontested
1960 Summer Saviso Vodeo Flag.png Vodeo Equatorial ParAvion Accepted Uncontested
1960 Winter Ste. Margaux Flag of the FSA.svg Federal States Southern Trombonist2003 Accepted Uncontested
TBD Summer İskenderiya Template:Demirhanlı Devleti Northern Rustem Pasha Pending Runner-up to 2004 bid. Bid rated 3.48 by the OGF community. Awaiting final approval of year by host mapper; top priority for vacant year games.
TBD Summer Rivador Template:Lorredion Northern Le Mathou Pending Runner-up to 2012 bid. Bid rated 3.22 by the OGF community. Awaiting final approval of year by host mapper; second priority for vacant year games.
TBD Summer Stanncatt Template:Mergany Northern mstr Pending Runner-up to 1988 bid. Bid rated 1.52 by the OGF community. Awaiting final approval of year by host mapper; third priority for vacant year games.

Current Bids

The table below summarizes current bids or bid intentions. Mappers are encouraged to add their bids to this table; please indicate if bids are officially submitted (ready to be reviewed by the committee), drafted (a mapper is currently assembling a bid but is not yet ready to submit their bid to the committee), or potential (a mapper is showing their intent to submit a bid but is not ready to enter a bid draft yet). Drafted and Submitted bids must include links to a bid page. For bids that are not year-specific, please put a range of dates in italics in the "year" column (e.g., 2000-2020).

  • Conflicted bids have been reviewed and accepted by the committee, but the games will not be awarded until more input is received from the OGF community. Do not submit bids for years with posted conflicts.
  • Submitted bids are ready to be reviewed by the committee.
  • Drafted bids are currently being assembled by the mapper and are not yet ready to be officially reviewed.
  • Potential bids are currently being worked on, but have not yet made it to the draft stage.

Geolympiad Bids and Availability

Year Season Status Hemisphere City Country Mapper Bid Status Notes
2020 Summer Not Available Awarded to Kirchenburg
2020 Winter Available Northern add additional bids here
2016 Summer Not Available Awarded to Quentinsburgh
2016 Winter Not Available Reserved for Noveh Mehsto
2012 Summer Not Available Awarded to New Tyrrin
2012 Winter Available Northern add additional bids here
2008 Summer Not Available Awarded to Tarott
2008 Winter Available Northern add additional bids here
2004 Summer Not Available Awarded to Trevers
2004 Winter Available Either add additional bids here
2000 Summer Not Available Awarded to Lake City
2000 Winter Available Southern add additional bids here
1996 Summer Not available Reserved for Nichiuri
1996 Winter Not available Reserved for Cook Springs
1992 Summer Not available Reserved for alternate year of 1992 conflict
1992 Winter Not available Reserved for Cook Springs if Nichiuri chosen for 1992 summer
1988 Summer Not available Awarded to Xiongjing
1988 Winter Available Southern add additional bids here
1984 Summer Not available Awarded to Pyingshum
1984 Winter Available Northern add additional bids here
1980 Summer Not available Reserved for compensatory pick
1980 Winter Available Northern add additional bids here
1976 Summer Not available Awarded to Fayaan City
1976 Winter Available Northern Jåhre Template:Ruoguovvás Liadrien Potential Mapping underway (prioritised under 2014 bid)
add additional bids here
1972 Summer Not available Reserved for compensatory pick
1972 Winter Available Northern add additional bids here
1968 Summer Not available Reserved for compensatory pick
1968 Winter Available Northern add additional bids here
1964 Summer Not available Awarded to Minneuka
1964 Winter Available Southern add additional bids here
1960 Summer Not available Awarded to Saviso
1960 Winter Not available Awarded to Ste. Margaux

Regional/Other Bids

Year Season City Country Continent Mapper Bid Status Notes
2016 Winter Överdalen Template:Ruoguovvás Uletha Liadrien Drafted Proposal being worked on, finishing mapping
2012 Southern Silverdale/San Daniel Flag of the FSA.svg Federal States Archanta iiEarth and Brunanter Drafted Skiing area mapped, indoor sports venue under progress. Bumped from 2012 due to northern summer games.
1996 Summer Gobras City Gobrassanya Uletha community bid Approved Original 1996 bid is for Pan-Ulethan Games; Gobras City is also awarded the 2024 Geolympic games
1992 Summer Bako-Huz FlagKofuku.jpg Kofuku Antarephia Huachachi Submitted Very good mapping. It can be placed in any other year if very necessary.
1980 Winter Cauwaih/Flumebury Flag of the FSA.svg Federal States Archanta Fluffr_Nuttr and Zytik Potential Mapping underway. Bumped from 1980 due to northern games.
1932 Summer Pirindi Guai Antarephia Aiki Grandfathered
1912 Summer Seleves Arion Uletha Lithium-Ion Potential

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