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Winter Olympic Games 2026 Start date, host, Venue, Sports List

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The 2026 Winter Olympics, also referred to as Milano-Cortina 2026 are a planned international multi-sport event that will be held in the Italian regions of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo from February 6 to 22, 2026. Moreover, the combined bid from the two cities won the 134th Session of the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland, on June 24, 2019. Check out here Winter Olympic games 2026 Start date, host, Venue, Sports List.

The 2026 candidature process marked the introduction of the “New Norm,” an IOC-developed structure designed to provide host cities with long-term legacy advantages and financial savings. The IOC published the evaluation commission’s assessment of the two candidates on May 24. On the day before the election, the Commission and the two applicants for the host city will have the opportunity to speak to the IOC members.

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Winter Olympic Games 2026 Start date

Rome hosted the very first Paralympic Olympics in history in 1960. The Paralympic Winter Games have been hosted in the same venue as the Olympic Games since 1992. The second Paralympic Games to be held in Italy is Milano Cortina 2026, following Turin in 2006. The game is scheduled to take place from February 6 to February 22, 2026.

Winter Olympic games 2026 Start date, host, Venue, Sports List
image credit: insidethegames.biz, the 134th Session of the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland, on June 24, 2019.

Winter Olympic Games 2026 host

At the 134th International Olympic Committee Session in Lausanne, Switzerland, on June 24, 2019, Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo were chosen as the host cities. Milano-Cortina 2026 is another name for the Winter Olympics in 2026. Additionally, the International Olympic Committee selected Cortina d’Ampezzo, a ski resort, and Milan, the city of fashion and commerce in Italy.

Winter Olympic Games 2026 Venue

A lot of the competition sites from the 2013 Winter Universiade, which took place in the region of Trentino, were also hosted in Cortina D’Ampezzo and were included in the Milan-Cortina 2026 proposal. Moreover, All of the ice competitions, excluding curling, will take place in Milan or the Milan Metropolitan Area. The only event planned for Verona is the inauguration ceremony, which will take place in the San Siro, and the closing ceremony, which will take place at the Verona Arena.

Winter Olympic Games 2026 Sports List

The International Olympic Committee suggested on June 18, 2021, that ski mountaineering be added to the list of sports at the 2026 Winter Olympics. Also, On July 20, the proposition was accepted. Additionally, the final 2026 program was released by the IOC on June 24, 2022. The alpine combined competition will now include a couple from every team rather than just one, as suggested by the FIS, while the alpine mixed team parallel event has been eliminated. So, the list of sports is as below:

Alpine skiing 



 Cross-country skiing 


 Figure skating 

 Freestyle skiing

 Ice hockey 


 Nordic combined 

 Short track speed skating 


 Ski jumping 

 Ski mountaineering 


 Speed skating 


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