2026 Bid; Masterplan and Venues Milan / Cortina d’Ampezzo (October 2018)

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Milan / Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of the three candidate cities for the XXV Olympic Winter Games. You can read more about the 2026 bidding process here.


Summary venue master plan

  • 12 Competition venues
    • 8 Existing
    • 1 Temporary
    • 2 Existing – Permanent works required
    • 1 New
  • 92% of venues are extisting or temporary
  • 3 Venues from the 1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo Olympic Winter Games
  • 4 Olympic Villages
  • 22% of beds in existing facilities
  • 5-6 Clusters
  • Distances between clusters:
    • Milan – Cortina 415km / 5h00
    • Milan – Valtellina 130km / 2h30
    • Milan – Val di Fiemme 290km / 4h00
    • Cortina – Bormio 330km / 5h30
  • The venue for Biathlon has yet to be determined.
  • The Paralympic Games concept is not yet finalised.



Master plan in Google Maps


Proposed venues

ClusterVenueSportEventsStatusCapacityParalympic Games
MilanPalaitalia a Santa GiuliaIce Hockey IIce HockeyNew15000-
Palalido de MilanoIce Hockey IIIce HockeyNew - Under construction5600-
Mediolanum ForumSkatingShort Track and Figure SkatingExisting12300-
Olympic Village 1--New1300 Beds-
Fiera MilanoIBC and MPC-Existing345000 m2-
Giuseppe-Meazza StadiumCeremoniesOpening and Closing CeremonyExisting80000-
BormioBormioAlpine SkiingMen's Downhill and Super GExisting5000 (seating) + 10000 (standing)-
LivignoLivignoSnowboard (SB) and Freestyle (FS)Aerials (FS), Moguls (FS), Big Air (SB), Half Pipe (FS+SB), Parallel Giant Slalom (SB) and Slopestyle (FS+SB)Temporary2x 4000 (seating) + 8000 (standing)-
Olympic Village 2--New + Temporary1300 Beds - 200 permanent and 1100 temporary-
Cortina d'AmpezzoCortina d'AmpezzoAlpine SkiingWomen's Downhill, Super Combined, Slalom, Giant Slalom and Team EventExisting2x 5000 (seating) + 10000 (standing)-
Pista Eugenio MontiBobsleigh, Skeleton and LugeBobsleigh, Skeleton and LugeExisting (permanent works)1000 (seating) + 8000 (standing)-
Olympic Ice StadiumCurlingCurlingExisting2600 + 500 (temporary)-
Olympic Village 3--Temporary1200 Beds-
Val di FiemmeTrampolino Giuseppe Dal BenSki Jumping and Nordic CombinedSki Jumping (normal hill and large hill) and Nordic CombinedExisting5000 (seating) + 8000 (standing)-
Val di FiemmeCross Country and Nordic CombinedCross Country and Nordic CombinedExisting5000 (seating) + 15000 (standing)-
Ice Rink Baselga di PinéSkatingSpeed SkatingExisting (permanent works)5000-
Olympic Village 4--1100 Beds in existing facilities1100 Beds-
TBDBiathlon venue TBDBiathlonBiathlonExistingTBD-


Why Milan / Cortina d’Ampezzo? According to the report of the IOC Working Group:

Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo present an attractive project, combining the advantages of a big European city and those of a popular mountain resort region in the Italian Alps. The candidature benefits from the region’s strong winter sports history, tradition and experience, as well as the Italians’ love and passion for sports. The project can also leverage the economic strength and prosperity of the northern Italian region. While planning is still at an early stage, the project has the potential to achieve the longterm goals of the cities and the region in line with Olympic Agenda 2020 / the New Norm.

Source: Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2026 – IOC Working Group Report
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