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Milan-Cortina Will Be The Home Of The 2026 Winter Olympic And Paralympic Games

Credit: Fidel Amos [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
The 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic games will be returning to Italy in the first Olympic Games with two host cities in its name.

Today the International Olympic Committee voted for Milan-Cortina in Italy to be the host cities for the games. These venues were selected over the Stockholm and Åre, Sweden.

This will be the third time the Winter Games will be held in Italy, which includes the 1956 games that were held in Cortina d'Ampezzo and the 2006 games in Torino. This will be the Paralympic games second stop in Italy, having been there previously in 2006 in Torino.

At current, most of the indoor events will take place in Milan. Cortina will be hosting the women's alpine events, along with biathlon, curling, and the sliding events of bobsled, luge, and skeleton. The men's alpine events, freestyle skiing and snowboarding will be in Valtellina, just north of Milan. Nordic skiing, ski jumping, and long track speedskating will be taking place in Val di Fiemme.

The 2026 Games are proposed to be held February 6-22, with the Paralympic Games being March 6-15.

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