Milan-Cortina won with 47 votes to Stockholm–Åre’s 34 to become the first Olympics with multiple official host cities. The two bids were left after five others dropped out for various reasons, all in 2018: Calgary, Canada; Erzurum, Turkey; Sapporo, Japan; Graz, Austria and Sion, Switzerland.
The 2026 Winter Olympics will take place from 6 to 22 February and the 2026 Winter Paralympics will be held from 6 to 15 March. Skating sports and ice hockey will be held in Milan, while most alpine skiing events will take place in the resort of Cortina.
Other snow sports will be held in other venues in the Italian Alps, including Bormio and Livigno.Italy will host the Winter Games for a third time after Cortina d’Ampezzo in 1956 and Torino in 2006.
Photo: Italian Olympic Committee