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Congratulations to Milan–Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, chosen for the Winter Olympics in 2026 as announced on 24 June 2019.

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.

Italy Winter Olympics 2026

Milano

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:

Valtellina

Four venues will host the Alpine events, Skiing, Snowboard and Freestyle

Val di Fiemme

Three Venues

Cortina

Four Venues

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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