2026_Bid


 

 

1. Candidate Cities


  • Calgary, Canada – Previously host in 1988 Withdrawn on November 13, 2018.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

 

2. Candidature Process


11 January 2019: Deadline for submitting Candidature Files
March – April 2019: Evaluation Commission visits
June 2019: Evaluation Commission report
June 2019: 134th IOC Session in Lausanne: 2026 Winter Olympic host to be announced

 

Olympic Winter Games 2026 – IOC Working Group Report

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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Withdrawn on November 13, 2018.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

  • 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
Link: Download PDF here

 

5. Stockholm


Skeppsbron

 

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

 

6. 134th IOC Session


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

Read more

 

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