Italy has been finalized as the venue for the upcoming 2026 Winter Olympics and Para Olympics. The big games will be held in major Italian cities Cortina and Milan.
The two countries were shortlisted after they received a majority of 47 out of 82 votes. International Olympic Committee Chief Thomas Bach congratulated Cortina and Milan for being selected to host both – Olympic and Paralympic games.
Cortina had previously hosted Winter Olympics in 1956.
Olympics will be held between February 06-22, 2026 and the Winter Olympics between March 06-15, 2026.