24th June 2019
A blog from Seren...
Milan-Cortina will host the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Italy's joint bid won ahead of Stockholm, Sweden.
There are a number of events due to be held in Milan including skating sports and ice hockey. While the alpine skiing activities will take place in Cortina. Other activities will be held in Bormio and Livigno.
The last time Cortina hosted the Winter Olympics was 1956. Milan-Cortina received 47 out of 82 votes.
The IOC president Thomas Bach said "Congratulations to Milan-Cortina. We can look forward to an outstanding and sustainable Olympic Winter Games in a traditional winter sports country". The IOC has promised to contribute at least $925 million toward costs of up to $1.7 billion, with the construction of athlete villages the main expense.
Destination Ski is looking forward to the next Winter Olympic games which will take place in Beijing in 2022.
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