Milano Cortina awarded the Olympic Games 2026

We won! Milano Cortina, Italy, will host the Olympic Winter Games 2026. The decision was taken today during the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. The other candidate in the ballot was Stockholm-Åre, Sweden.

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “Congratulations to Milano Cortina. We can look forward to outstanding and sustainable Olympic Winter Games in a traditional winter sports country. The passion and knowledge of Italian fans, together with experienced venue operators, will create the perfect atmosphere for the best athletes in the world. The Olympic Winter Games Milan-Cortina 2026 will feature iconic venues and beautiful settings, combining the attractions of a modern European metropolis with a classic Alpine environment".

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Universities Bocconi and Ca ’Foscari, two studies about the impact of the Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympics Games

Two of the most well-known Italian universities, the Bocconi University of Milan and the Ca ’Foscari University of Venice, studied the positive impact that the Milano Cortina 2026 Olympics and Paralympics Games will have in Italy. Positive and convincing data at territorial, economic, social and financial level.

Here you can find the two Executive Summaries:

IOC Evaluation Commission 2026 report: we've "fully embraced the Olympic agenda 2020 reforms"

One month ahead of the host city election, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) released the report by the Evaluation Commission 2026.

It provides a thorough assessment of the candidates, following the working visits on 2-6 April in Italy, and analyses of the candidature files and additional documentation submitted. It will serve as a guide for the IOC Members before they vote on 24 June at the 134th IOC Session in Lausanne.

The Chair of the Evaluation Commission, Octavian Morariu, said: “Both projects prioritise legacy and sustainability by capitalising on winter sports tradition and experience, with first-rate, established World Cup venues, knowledgeable and passionate fans, volunteers and event organisers. They have fully embedded the Olympic Agenda 2020 philosophy, and have athletes at the centre of their plans.”

Discover more about our candidature dossier and download the full REPORT IOC EVALUATION COMMISSION OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES 2026.

Bormio and its youth for Milano Cortina 2026

On 30th May, the Undersecretary for Large Sport Events of Lombardia Region, Antonio Rossi, met in Bormio with the students to illustrate the path of the Italian candidature of Milano Cortina 2026 for the Olympic Winter Games.

The event took place in the auditorium of the Alberti Institute, in the multifunctional complex of Rasin. Many athletes joined Rossi to share with the large audience of students their Olympic experience and expectations about the candidature.

Among them, Pietro Vitalini (former downhill skier), Robert Antonioli (current skialp champion), Federica Sosio (young rising star in downhill ski), Michele Antonioli and Barbara Baldissera (both former short track athletes) and Christian De Lorenzi (former biathlete).

Welcoming the guests, the school principal Bruno Spechenhauser and the local mayors of Bormio, Roberto Volpato, Valdisotto, Alessandro Pedrini, and Valdidentro, Massimiliano Trabucchi.

Bocconi University presents a study on the Olympic candidature

On 8th May, a study focused on the economic and fiscal impact of the candidate Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic Winter Games has been presented in the premises of Bocconi University.
Prof. Marco Percoco, Director of GREEN (Centre for Geography, Resources, Environment, Energy and Networks) at Università Bocconi, explained that the Games are an incredible opportunity for the whole country, that will boost the economy and occupation. The event was an opportunity to share technical information and organise a roundtable, attended by a number of champions who shared their Olympic experiences and turned on the dream of hosting the Olympic Winter Games in 2026.

The following public authorities attended: Gianmario Verona (Rector, Bocconi University), Roberta Guaineri (City Councillor for Tourism and Sport, Municipality of Milan), Marco Percoco (Director, GREEN Centre for Geography, Resources, Environment, Energy and Networks, Bocconi) : Ludovico Edalli (Italian Champion of Gymnastics and Olympic Medalist, Youth Olympic Games), Claudia Giordani (World Champion and Olympic Ski Medalist), Jacopo Luchini (Paralympic Snowboard Champion), Giorgio Rocca (Special Slalom World Champion) and Riccardo Taranto (Managing Director, Bocconi University).

In videoconference Diana Bianchedi (Head of Olympic Candidacies at CONI and Olympic Medalist).

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