Italy to host 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics

(VOVWORLD) - The 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics will be held in Italy. The International Olympic Committee voted Monday to accept the joint bid by Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo over the runner-up, Stockholm, Sweden.
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Members of the delegation from Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo react after the Italian cities are named as hosts of the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. (Photo: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images) 

Italy hosted the Winter Olympics in 1956, Summer Olympics in 1960, and Winter Olympics in 2006.  Milan-Cortina won 47 of the Committee votes cast.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday hailed the vote as a victory for all of Italy. He wrote on Twitter that an entire country that worked together united and compact with the ambition of achieving and offering the world a memorable sporting event. The event will run from February 6-22, 2026.