Menu Winter Olympics 2026

This site was set up in 2003 as a joke but also to highlight one of the bizarre possible side effects of global warming. Since that time climate change has become a hot topic for all responsible governments. The site hasn't been updated much since 2003 and we would like to invite readers to send us links to articles of interest. Contact michael.hambly@gmail.com

Visualisation of a Winter Olympics for Ireland

If Ireland is ever hit by an ice-age this is how it might pan out in County Mayo. You don't belive this could happen? Check out the possible effects of global warming on Ireland, the UK and Europe in our Global Warming section.

Speed Skating

An impression of what the speed skating event might be like held outside a hotel somewhere in the West of Ireland.

Dog Sled Racing

It is rumoured that 'dog sled racing' will become part of the Winter Olympics at some point in the future. Mayo Abbey is well prepared for this event as you can see from the artist's impression below. They have kindly offered bar and catering facilities in the Parish Centre for use during the olympics.

ski lebanon

For a skiing holiday with a difference try Ski Lebanon.

Sponsors

An official photographer has been kindly sponsored by Landscape and Geophysical Services who offer a complete high-resolution mapping service to those interested in assessing landscape and heritage resources.

Winter Olympics 2026

| Ireland and Global Warming |
| Visualisation | Global Warming | Links |
En Français --> | Olympiques d'Hiver de 2026 | Visualisation! |
In Italiano --> | Giochi Olimpici d'Inverno 2026 | Visualizzazione! |
Auf Deutsch --> | Winterolympiade 2026 | Veranschaulichung |

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.