2026 Bid; Introduction to the seven interested countries and cities

Yesterday, the International Olympic Committee announced the seven NOCs and cities that have expressed interest in hosting the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. On this page a first introduction;

 

Map

 

Austria – Graz

City Center of Graz

Olympic Games in Austria
Summer Olympics: –
Winter Olympics: Innsbruck 1964, Innsbruck 1976, Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games

Graz
Graz is the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna.
Elevation: 353m
Population: 325,021 (2018)
Temperature in February: Average high 5,8°C / Average low -2,9°C
Website: Link

 

 

Canada – Calgary

Olympic Plaza, Calgary

Olympic Games in Canada
Summer Olympics: Montreal 1976
Winter Olympics: Calgary 1988, Vancouver 2010

Calgary
Calgary is a city in the Canadian province of Alberta.
Elevation: 1045m
Population: 1,239,220 (2016)
Temperature in February: Average high -0,7°C / Average low -11,6°C
Website: Link

 

Italy – Cortina d’Ampezzo/Milan/Turin

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Olympic Games in Italy
Summer Olympics: Rome 1960
Winter Olympics: Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956, Torino 2006

Cortina d’Ampezzo
Cortina d’Ampezzo is a town and comune in the Veneto region of Northern Italy.
Elevation: 1211m
Population: 5,929 (2013)
Temperature in February: Average high 2,0°C / Average low -8,2°C
Website: –

Milan
Milan is the second-largest city in Italy and widely regarded as a global capital in industrial design and fashion.
Elevation: 120m
Population: 1,365,156 (2017)
Temperature in February: Average high 9,0°C / Average low 0,3°C
Website: –

Turin
Turin, located in Northern Italy, is a major automotive centre.
Elevation: 239m
Population: 886,837 (2016)
Temperature in February: Average high 9,1°C / Average low -0,7°C
Website: –

 

Japan – Sapporo

Sapporo

Olympic Games in Japan
Summer Olympics: Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
Winter Olympics: Sapporo 1972, Nagano 1998

Sapporo
Sapporo the largest city on the northern island of Hokkaido.
Elevation: 32m
Population: 1,947,097 (2016)
Temperature in February: Average high 0,1°C / Average low -6,6°C
Website: –

 

Sweden – Stockholm

Blasieholmen

Olympic Games in Sweden
Summer Olympics: Stockholm 1912, Stockholm 1956 (equestrian events only)
Winter Olympics: –

Stockholm
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden. The city stretches across fourteen islands.
Elevation: 0m
Population: 949,761 (2014)
Temperature in February: Average high 0,6°C / Average low -3,9°C
Website: –

 

Switzerland – Sion

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Olympic Games in Switzerland
Summer Olympics: –
Winter Olympics: St. Moritz 1928, St. Moritz 1948, Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games

Sion
Sion is the capital of the canton of Valais.
Elevation: 500m
Population: 33,999 (2016)
Temperature in February: Average high 6,9°C / Average low -2,3°C
Website: Link

 

Turkey – Erzurum

erzurum

Olympic Games in Turkey
Summer Olympics: –
Winter Olympics: –

Erzurum
Erzurum has hosted the 25th Winter Universiade (2011) and 2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival.
Elevation: 1,900m
Population: 367,250 (2010)
Temperature in February: Average high -2,5°C / Average low -13,2°C
Website: –

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