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- Winter Olympics: 6-22 February, 2026
- Winter Paralympics: 6-15 March, 2026
Winter Olympics 2026 Application
by Milano and Cortina in Italy
Milano and Cortina and the regions Lombardia, Veneto, Trento and Bolzano/Bozen are working hard to bring the 2026 Winter Olympic Games to Italy. There are 14 competition areas spread over 4 areas, Milano, Valtellina, Cortina and Val di Fiermme. In addition there are non-competitve venues including 3 Olympic Villages.
The opening ceremony would be held in the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) a football stadium with a capacity of 80,000. The venue is served by 2 metro lines. The Olympic Village served by Metro Line 3 is situated in Porta Romana.
There are three competition venues:
- PalaItalia, a brand new facility to accommodate 15,000 spectators, will be built in Santa Giulia. This will host the men's hockey and all the hockey finals.
- The Milano Hockey Arena is being renovated and will hold 7,000 spectators.
- The Mediolanum Forum located in Assago will be the venue for Figure Skating and Short Track Skating
Four venues will host the Alpine events, Skiing, Snowboard and Freestyle
- Bormio – men's Alpine Skiing
- Livigno – Snowboard and Freestyle to be held in the 3 venues - Carosello 3000, Mottolino and Sitas-Tagliede.
Val di Fiemme
- Baselga di Piné – Ice Rink Piné. Speed Skating
- Tesero – Tesero Cross-country Centre. Nordic skiing
- Predazzo – Trampolino 'G Dal Ben Ski Jump. Used every year for the world cup, the venue can host 20,000 spectators.
- Olympic Stadium, Cortina – Curling
- Tofane, Cortina – women's Alpine Skiing
- Sliding Centre 'E Monti', Cortina – Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton
- Anterselva/Antholz – Südtirol Arena. Biathlon
The Closing Ceremony
The Arena di Verona, the largest Roman amphitheatre in northern Italy has been chosen for the closing ceremony.
Visit Milano-Cortina Dossier for more information on Italy's bid for the Winter Olympics in 2026
Winter Olympics 2026
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Congratulations to Milan–Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, chosen for the Winter Olympics in 2026 as announced on 24 June 2019.
See a list of the other applicants that had expressed an interest in holding the 2026 Winter Olympics.