2026_Bid


 

 

1. Candidate Cities


  • Calgary, Canada – Previously host in 1988Withdrawn on November 13, 2018
  • Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy – Previously host in 1956 (Cortina d’Ampezzo) – Website
  • Stockholm/Åre, Sweden – Previously host in 1912 (Stockholm, Summer Olympic Games) – Website

 

2. Candidature Process


11 January 2019: Deadline for submitting Candidature Files
12-16 March 2019: IOC Evaluation Commission visit Stockholm and Åre
2-6 April 2019: IOC Evaluation Commission visit Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo
June 2019: Evaluation Commission report
24-26 June 2019: 134th IOC Session in Lausanne: 2026 Winter Olympic host to be announced

 

Olympic Winter Games 2026 – IOC Working Group Report

Download (pdf)

 

3. Calgary


Withdrawn on November 13, 2018. Read more.

Calgary and Saddledome. Alberta.

 

Summary venue master plan

  • 10 Competition venues
    • 4 Existing
    • 4 Existing – Permanent works required
    • 2 New
  • 80% of venues are extisting or temporary
  • Many venues from the 1988 Olympic Winter Games
  • 4-5 Olympic Villages
  • 20% of beds in existing facilities
  • 6-7 Clusters (2 in Calgary)
  • Distances between Calgary and other clusters:
    • Nakiska – 100km – 1h
    • Canmore – 105km – 1h10
    • Whistler – 900km – 85m flight + 2h drive
  • The venue for Curling is still to be confirmed

 

Master plan in Google Maps

 

Proposed venues

ClusterVenueSportEventsStatusCapacityParalympic Games
Nakiska ClusterNakiska Ski AreaAlpine SkiingDownhill, Super G, Super Combined, Slalom, Giant Slalom and Team EventExisting (permanent works)2500 / 3750Para Alpine Skiing and Medal Plaza
Nakiska Ski AreaSnowboard (SB) and Freestyle (FS)Cross (FS+SB) and Parallel Giant Slalom (SB)Existing (permanent works)2500Para Snowboard
Olympic Village 3--700 Beds in existing facilities1000 BedsParalympic Village 3
CanmoreCanmore Nordic CentreBiathlon and Cross CountryBiathlon and Cross CountryExisting2x 5000Para Biathlon and Para Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Village 2--Proposed1050 BedsParalympic Village 2
Winsport ClusterWinsportSnowboard (SB) and Freestyle (FS)Aerials (FS), Moguls (FS), Big Air (SB), Half Pipe (FS+SB) and Slopestyle (FS+SB)Existing (permanent works)2x 6000-
Winsport Sliding TrackBobsleigh, Skeleton and LugeBobsleigh, Skeleton and LugeExisting (permanent works)4500-
Stampede Park ClusterSaddledomeIce Hockey IIce HockeyExisting19000-
BMO CentreIBC-Existing27000 m2IBC
Big Four Conference CentreMPC-Existing13000 m2MPC
GrandstandMedal plaza and Live site----
Olympic Village 1--New2900 BedsParalympic Village 1
Foothills ClusterOlympic Oval (University of Calgary)SkatingSpeed SkatingExisting (permanent works)3400-3700-
Calgary Multi-Sport ComplexSkatingShort Track and Figure SkatingNew10000 (temporary seating)Wheelchair Curling
Mid-sized ArenaIce Hockey IIIce HockeyNew5000Para Ice Hockey
McMahon StadiumCeremoniesOpening and Closing CeremonyExisting29,000 permanent / 11,000 temporaryCeremonies
Whistler Olympic ParkWhistler Nordic CentreSki Jumping and Nordic CombinedSki Jumping (normal hill and large hill) and Nordic CombinedExisting3500 (seating) + 4000 (standing)-
Olympic Village 4--350 Beds in existing facilities350 Beds-
TBCCurling venue TBCCurlingCurlingExistingTBC-
Olympic Village 5 (for Curling)--TBCTBC-

 

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

Calgary has all the ingredients for a robust candidature. The city breathes the legacy of the 1988 Games and can make optimal use of existing venues for 2026. Calgary boasts valuable experience and expertise in hosting winter sports competitions and other major events, such as the Calgary Stampede. The city, the province and its people have a deep love and affinity for winter sports. In dialogue and partnership with the IOC, Calgary has developed a Games concept and vision that fit the new era of Olympic Agenda 2020 / the New Norm and meet the city’s long-term goals.

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

 

4. Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo


San Siro

 

Summary venue master plan

  • 14 Competition venues
    • 7 Existing
    • 3 Temporary
    • 3 Existing – Permanent works required
    • 1 New
  • 71% of venues are extisting or temporary
  • 3 Venues from the 1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo Olympic Winter Games
  • 3 Olympic Villages
  • 5 Clusters
  • Distances between clusters:
    • Milan – Cortina 415km / 5h00
    • Milan – Valtellina 130km / 2h30
    • Milan – Val di Fiemme 290km / 4h00
    • Cortina – Bormio 330km / 5h30

 

Master plan in Google Maps

 

Proposed venues

ClusterZoneVenueSportEventsStatusCapacityParalympic GamesLegacy
MilanMilanPalaItalia Santa GiuliaIce Hockey IIce HockeyNew15000Opening CeremonyMulti-purpose arena
Milano Hockey ArenaIce Hockey IIIce HockeyExisting (permanent works required)7000Ice Sledge HockeyMulti-purpose arena
Mediolanum ForumSkatingShort Track and Figure SkatingExisting12000-Multi-purpose arena
Giuseppe Meazza Stadium-Opening CeremonyExisting80000-Football Stadium
Piazza Duomo----Closing Ceremony-
Main Olympic Village - Milano--Planned1330 BedsParalympic VillageStudent accommodation
Milano Exhibition Centre of Rho-Fiera - Main IBC/MPC--Existing34,000 m2 (IBC) and 15,000 m2 (MPC)IBC/MPCExhibition Centre
ValtellinaBormioStelvioAlpine SkiingDownhill, Super-G, Slalom, Giant Slalom and Alpine CombinedExisting3500 (seating - temporary) + 10000 (standing)-Ski touristic complex
LivignoCarosello 3000FreestyleAerials and MogulsTemporary1000 (seating) + 2000 (standing)-Ski touristic complex
MottolinoSnowboard and FreestyleBig Air, Half Pipe and SlopestyleTemporary3000 (seating) + 7000 (standing)-Ski touristic complex
Sitas - TagliedeSnowboard (SB) and Freestyle (FS)Cross (SB+FS) and Giant Parallel Slalom (SB)Temporary1000 (seating) + 2000 (standing)-Ski touristic complex
Mountain Olympic Village - Livigno--Planned / Temporary1018 Beds (300 permanent)Paralympic VillageResidential housing and a training and physical preparation centre for elite athletes
ValdidentroAzzurri d'Italia Stadium--Existing1000 (seating - temporary) + 5000 (standing)Biathlon and Cross Country SkiingBiathlon Complex
Cortina d'AmpezzoCortinaTofaneAlpine SkiingDownhill, Super-G, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Alpine Combined and National Team EventExisting5000 (seating - temporary) + 10000 (standing)Alpine Skiing and Para-SnowboardSki touristic complex
Cortina Sliding CentreBobsleigh, Skeleton and LugeBobsleigh, Skeleton and LugeExisting (permanent works required)1000 (seating - temporary) + 8000 (standing)-Bobsleigh and Luge Centre
Olympic StadiumCurlingCurlingExisting2600 (seating) + 500 (seating - temporary)Wheelchair CurlingIce Arena
Mountain Olympic Village - Cortina--Temporary1140 BedsParalympic Village-
MMC - Cortina--Temporary-MMC-
Cortina Olympic square-Medal PlazaTemporary---
AntholzSudtirol ArenaBiathlonBiathlonExisting4000 (seating) + 15000 (standing)-Biathlon Centre
Val di FiemmePredazzoSki Jumping StadiumSki Jumping and Nordic CombinedSki Jumping (normal hill and large hill) and Nordic CombinedExisting1100 (seating) + 2000 (seating temporary) + 16900 (standing)-Ski Jumping Centre
TeseroCross-Country StadiumCross Country and Nordic CombinedCross Country and Nordic CombinedExisting1000 (seating) + 4000 (seating temporary) + 25000 (standing)-Cross-Country Centre
Baselga di PinèIce rink PinèSkatingSpeed SkatingExisting (permanent works required)3000 (seating) + 2000 (seating - temporary)-Olympic Ice Rink
VeronaVeronaArena di Verona-Closing CeremonyExisting---

 

Candidature File

Download: Milano Cortina Candidature File (PDF)

 

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
Link: Download PDF here

 

5. Stockholm/Åre


Skeppsbron

 

Summary venue master plan

  • 12 Competition venues
    • 5 Existing
    • 1 Temporary
    • 1 Planned
    • 3 Existing – Permanent works required
    • 2 New
  • 75% of venues are extisting or temporary
  • 1 Venue from the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games
  • 4 Olympic Villages (1 in Latvia)
  • 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

ClusterZoneVenueSportEventsStatusCapacityParalympic GamesLegacy use
StockholmCentralEricsson GlobeIce Hockey I and CeremoniesIce Hockey and Closing CeremonyExisting with permanent works13000-Hockey Arena
Tele 2 ArenaSkating and CeremoniesShort Track, Figure Skating and Closing CeremonyExisting15200 (seating) + 2800 (seating - temporary)Ice Sledge Hockey and Opening CeremonyFootball arena
HammarbyAlpine SkiingNational Team EventExisting7500 (standing)-Ski Hill
Olympic StadiumSnowboard (SB),Freestyle (FS) and CeremoniesBig Air (SB+FS), Aerials (FS) and Closing CeremonyTemporary9600 (seating) + 5400 (standing)-Athletics Stadium
King’s Garden--Temporary-Closing CeremonyPublic area
Annexet--Existing-MPCConcert venue
NorthBarkarbySkatingSpeed SkatingAdditional (Games dependent)500 (seating) + 2500 (seating - temporary)-Recreation
Friends ArenaCeremoniesOpening CeremonyExisting51000-Event Arena
SlottsbackenMedal Plaza-Temporary-Medal PlazaPublic area
Olympic Village 1 - Barkarbystaden--Planned2700 Beds360 BedsResidential
SouthGubbängenCurlingCurlingPlanned1000 (seating) + 6500 (seating - temporary)Wheelchair CurlingRecreation
HamraBiathlon and Cross CountryBiathlon and Cross CountryAdditional (Games dependent)5000 (seating - temporary) + 30000 (standing)Biathlon and Cross Country SkiingRecreation
ScaniarinkenIce Hockey IIIce HockeyExisting5800 (seating) + 400 (standing)-Hockey Arena
StockholmsmässanIBC and MPC-Existing70000 m2IBCExhibitions
ÅreMountainÅre Ski ResortAlpine SkiingDownhill, Super G, Alpine Combined, Slalom and Giant SlalomExisting3000 (seating - temporary) + 4500 (standing)Alpine SkiingSki resort
Snowboard (SB) and Freestyle (FS)Moguls (FS), Cross (FB+SB), Parallel Giant Slalom (SB) and Slopestyle (FS+SB)Existing with permanent works5000 (seating - temporary) + 2500 (standing)SnowboardSki resort
Halfpipe (FB+SB)Existing with permanent works1500 (seating - temporary) + 6000 (standing)-Ski resort
Åre Congress HallMMC-Existing--Conferences
Olympic Village 2 - Rödkullen--Planned1700 Beds630 BedsResidential
FalunMountainFalun SkidstadionSki Jumping and Nordic CombinedSki Jumping (normal hill and large hill) and Nordic CombinedExisting10000 (standing)-Ski Jump and Cross Country
Olympic Village 3 - Falun Hotel--Existing272 Beds-Hotel
Sigulda (Latvia)SlidingSiguldaBobsleigh, Skeleton and LugeBobsleigh, Skeleton and LugeExisting with permanent works1000 (seating - temporary) + 5000 (standing)-Sliding track
Olympic Village 4 - Sigulda--Planned600 Beds-Residential

 

Candidature File

The Stockholm Åre 2026 Candidature File is available to download on this page.

 

Why Stockholm/Åre? 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

 

6. 134th IOC Session


  • Lausanne, Switzerland
  • June, 2019
  • 2026 Winter Olympic host to be announced

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