Press release by the International Olympic Committee;
THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) SESSION TODAY INVITED CALGARY (CANADA), MILAN/CORTINA D’AMPEZZO (ITALY) AND STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN) TO BECOME CANDIDATE CITIES FOR THE OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES 2026, ON ITS FINAL DAY OF MEETINGS IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.
The decision by the IOC Session marked the beginning of the shortened formal Candidature Stage, during which the Cities will continue to work closely with the IOC to develop their best possible Games plan, in line with Olympic Agenda 2020/New Norm. The Candidates will submit a single Candidature File in January 2019, as part of a streamlined process which reduces the cost and complexity for the Cities.
The IOC Members approved the recommendation of the IOC Executive Board (EB), which was based on the report by the Olympic Winter Games Working Group 2026. This Group had assessed the feasibility of the Interested Cities in the Dialogue Stage.
You can read the full press release here
Olympic Winter Games 2026 – IOC Working Group Report