Milan and Cortina d’ampezzo take the winter Olympics 2026. The President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach declared the organization in Lausanne.
The opening ceremony will be held in Milan. Skiers will compete in the ski resort of Bormio, a tournament among women will be held in Cortina d’ampezzo.
At the IOC session was attended by the head of the Italian government Giuseppe Conte. “If you choose Italy, tonight we will start working on that game, which we’ll take, left a mark in history. Our motto is to “Dream together”. And to host the Olympic games — dream of two cities and our country”, — said on the eve of the meeting, the Prime Minister of Italy.
For the right to host the Olympic games Milan competed with Stockholm. The remaining applications were either not accepted or were withdrawn by the countries themselves. The candidacy of Milan was supported by 47 members of the IOC, the capital of Sweden voted 34 people.
The winter Olympics in 2026 will be held from 6 to 22 February. Earlier, Italy has already hosted Olympic winter games in 1956 in Cortina D’ampezzo and in 2006 in Turin. Also in 1960 Rome hosted the summer Olympics.