1. General info
Milan – Cortina d’Ampezzo will host the Winter Olympic Games in 2026.
Olympic Games: from 6 to 22 February 2026
Paralympic Games: from 6 to 15 March 2026
The Olympic Winter Games are a major international multi-sport event held every four years, organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). They feature various winter sports competitions contested by athletes from around the world. The Winter Games are a counterpart to the Summer Olympics and are held in a different host city each time.
A breakdown of the key elements:
Sports: The Winter Games feature a variety of winter sports, including ice hockey, figure skating, skiing, snowboarding, curling, bobsleigh, luge, skeleton, and biathlon, among others. These sports involve a combination of speed, skill, agility, and endurance.
Host City Selection: The host city for each Olympic Games is chosen through a competitive bidding process several years in advance. Cities submit bids outlining their plans for venues, infrastructure, accommodation, transportation, and other aspects necessary to host the event. The IOC evaluates these bids and selects the host city.
Venues and Infrastructure: The host city typically constructs or repurposes venues specifically for the Winter Games. These include ice rinks, ski slopes, sliding tracks, and other facilities required for the various sports. The host city also invests in infrastructure improvements to accommodate the influx of athletes, officials, spectators, and media.
Opening Ceremony: The Winter Games begin with an elaborate opening ceremony that showcases the culture, history, and traditions of the host country. Athletes from participating nations parade into the stadium, and the Olympic flame is lit to symbolize the start of the Games.
Competition: The Winter Games feature a packed schedule of competitions across multiple sports. Athletes compete individually or as part of national teams, aiming to achieve the best results in their respective events. Medals are awarded to the top performers in each competition.
Closing Ceremony: The Games conclude with a closing ceremony that celebrates the achievements of the athletes and officially hands over the Olympic flag to the next host city. The ceremony often includes cultural performances, musical acts, and the extinguishing of the Olympic flame.
Legacy: Hosting the Olympic Winter Games can have a significant impact on the host city and country. It can boost tourism, stimulate economic development, improve infrastructure, and leave a lasting legacy of sporting facilities and venues.
Overall, the Olympic Winter Games are a showcase of athletic excellence, cultural exchange, and international cooperation, bringing together athletes and spectators from diverse backgrounds to celebrate the spirit of competition and friendship.
2. Masterplan / Venue Map
3. List of venues
|Palaitalia Santa Giulia
|Para Ice Hockey
|Forum di Assago
|Short Track Speed Skating, Figure Skating
|Rho Fiera Milano
|Speed Skating, Ice Hockey
|Olympia Delle Tofane
|Para Alpine Skiing, Para Snowboard
|Cortina Olympic Stadium
|Arena of Verona
|Opening and Closing Ceremony
|Val di Fiemme
|Predazzo Ski Jumping Stadium
|Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined
|Tesero Cross-Country Skiing Stadium
|Cross-Country Skiing, Nordic Combined
|Para Cross-Country Skiing, Para Biathlon
|Freestyle Skiing, Snowboard
|Alpine Skiing, Ski Mountaineering
|Südtirol Arena (Anterselva / Antholz)
Look of the Games