2026 Bid; Masterplan and Venues Stockholm (October 2018)



Stockholm 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
    • 6 Existing
    • 1 Temporary
    • 2 Existing – Permanent works required
    • 3 New
  • 75% of venues are extisting or temporary
  • 1 Venue from the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games
  • 4 Olympic Villages (1 in Latvia)
  • 40% of beds in existing facilities
  • 4 Clusters (1 in Latvia)
  • Distances between Stockholm and other clusters:
    • Åre – 623km – 60m flight + 80min drive
    • Falun – 233km – 162min drive
    • Sigulda (Latvia) – 571km – 70m flight + 80min drive



Master plan in Google Maps


Proposed venues

ClusterVenueSportEventsStatusCapacityParalympic Games
StockholmEricsson GlobeIce Hockey IIce HockeyExisting15000Para Ice Hockey
Tele 2 ArenaSkatingShort Track and Figure SkatingExisting15000-20000-
HammarbybackenAlpine SkiingTeam EventExisting9000-
OlympiastadionSnowboard (SB) and Freestyle (FS)Big Air (SB)Existing20000-
SödertäljeIce Hockey IIIce HockeyExisting6200-
King's GardenLive site (option)----
SlottskyrkanMedal plaza (option)----
GubbängenCurlingCurlingNew - Under construction3500Wheelchair Curling
BarkarbySkatingSpeed SkatingNew4000
HamraBiathlon and Cross CountryBiathlon and Cross CountryNew35000Para Biathlon and Para Cross Country Skiing
Friends ArenaCeremoniesOpening CeremonyExisting51000Ceremonies
Multiple inner-city locationsCeremoniesClosing CeremonyTBDTBD-
Olympic Village 1--New3000 BedsParalympic Village 1
StockholmsmässanIBC and MPC-Existing56500 m2IBC
ÅreÅre Ski ResortAlpine SkiingDownhill, Super G, Super Combined, Slalom and Giant SlalomExisting7500Para Alpine Skiing
Åre Ski ResortSnowboard (SB) and Freestyle (FS)Aerials (FS), Moguls (FS), Cross (FB+SB), Parallel Giant Slalom (SB) and Slopestyle (FS+SB)Existing (permanent works)3-4x 5000Para Snowboard
Olympic Village 2--Existing or New2000 BedsParalympic Village 2
FalunFalun SkidstadionSki Jumping and Nordic CombinedSki Jumping (normal hill and large hill) and Nordic CombinedExisting10000 (seating) + 10000 (standing)-
Olympic Village 3--350 Beds in existing facilities350 Beds-
Sigulda (Latvia)SiguldaBobsleigh, Skeleton and LugeBobsleigh, Skeleton and LugeExisting (permanent works)8000-
Olympic Village 4--New700 Beds-


Why Stockholm? According to the report of the IOC Working Group:

Stockholm presents an appealing candidature for hosting the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. A modern global capital with a historic city centre, Stockholm proposes venues in the heart of the city that would elevate and energise the Games experience. Sweden has the hosting experience, love for winter sports and established World Cup venues necessary for delivering the Games. In line with Olympic Agenda 2020 / the New Norm, Stockholm has developed a Games concept that addresses the city’s future needs and aims to improve the lives of all its citizens.

Source: Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2026 – IOC Working Group Report
Link: Download PDF here

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