Italy to Host 2026 Winter Olympics


Italy to Host 2026 Winter Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee announced Italy’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics has been accepted. The IOC made the announcement after a daylong conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a winning bid of 47 votes.

The Games will be held in Milan and at the ski resort Cortina d’Ampezzo, which is nestled on a part of the Dolomite mountain range.

Most of the alpine skiing and snowboarding events will take place at Cortina d’Ampezzo, while skating and hockey will be held in Milan.

Location of Cortina d’Ampezzo
IOC announces Italy will host 2026 Winter Olympic Games
Cortina d’Ampezzo

This will be the 3rd time the Winter Olympics will take place Italy, and it’ll be the fourth time the country plays host overall.

  • 1956 – Winter – Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • 1960 – Summer – Rome
  • 2006 – Winter – Turin
  • 2026 – Winter – Cortina d’Ampezzo (Just Announced)
Italian Delegation Members Celebrating after hearing the news.
📷 Phillippe Lopez / Pool via Reuters