2026 Bid; Three-city Italian bid

Masterplan. Source: Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano. Click image to enlarge.


Statement by CONI (Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano);

CONI submits joint three-city bid with Milan, Turin and Cortina

The Italian National Olympic Committee unanimously resolves to send the proposal for candidacy for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games of the cities of Milan, Turin and Cortina for an innovative project intended to guarantee a balance between the respective territorial areas through the reinforcement of cohesion and respect between the areas identified to host the Games and the identification of solutions that provide the best chance for success of the candidacies for all of Italy.


You can download the the proposal of the Evaluation Commission (in Italian) here.

2026 Bid; Graz also withdraws its Olympic bid

After Sion, Graz has also withdrawn as a potential candidate city for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games.

The remaining interested NOCs in the dialogue phase are Canada (Calgary), Italy (Cortina d’Ampezzo, Milan or Turin), Japan (Sapporo), Turkey (Erzurum) and Sweden (Stockholm).


2026 Bid; Feasibility Study Graz 2026

Via Graz 2026;


An important step in the application for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2026 is the feasibility study , which was commissioned by the Winter Games Graz 2026 GmbH. In recent months, institutions such as Campus 02 , Joanneum Research , Graz University of Technology and other experts from business, sports and event management have been working on this study .

Click here to download the study – Feasibility Study Graz 2026

2026 Bid; Calgary 2026: Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Bid Book Overview


  1. 2026 OPWG Bid Book Overview – OPC2018-0738.pdf
  2. Bid Book Overview – OPC2018-0738 – Attachment 1 – Previous Council Direction.pdf
  3. Bid Book Overview – OPC2018-0738 – Attachment 2 – Bid Book Timeline.pdf
  4. Bid Book Overview – OPC2018-0738 – Attachment 3 – Status Update.pdf


Via: Calgary Herald – Calgary Olympic bid: Report offers first glimpse at Calgary’s bid book

2026 Bid; Sion withdraws 2026 Olympic bid after referendum



2026 Bid; Possible Venues Graz (April 2018)

Source: www.austria2026.at



  • IBC & MPC
  • Opening or Closing Ceremony
  • Olympic Village I
  • Figure skating
  • Short Track Speed Skating
  • Ice Hockey
  • Curling


Schladming region 

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Opening or Closing ceremony
  • Olympic Village II


Ramsau am Dachstein region + Bischofshofen

Nordic Skiing



  • Freestyle Skiing
  • Snowboarding



Big Air (City Event)



  • Biathlon


Vienna / Linz / Klagenfurt

  • Ice Hockey


Inzell (Germany)

  • Speed Skating


Schönau am Königssee (Germany)

  • Bobsleigh
  • Luge
  • Skeleton


Source: www.austria2026.at

2026 Bid; Introduction to the seven interested countries and cities

Yesterday, the International Olympic Committee announced the seven NOCs and cities that have expressed interest in hosting the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. On this page a first introduction;




Austria – Graz

City Center of Graz

Olympic Games in Austria
Summer Olympics: –
Winter Olympics: Innsbruck 1964, Innsbruck 1976, Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games

Graz is the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna.
Elevation: 353m
Population: 325,021 (2018)
Temperature in February: Average high 5,8°C / Average low -2,9°C
Website: Link


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2026 Bid; Potential bids (March 2018)

The following cities have expressed interest in hosting the 2026 Olympic Winter Games;

Calgary (Canada)
Official website: shouldcalgarybid.com

Sion (Switzerland)
Official website: sion2026.ch

Sapporo (Japan)

Stockholm (Sweden)

Other cities that are considering to submit a bid

  • Graz and Schladming (Austria)
  • Italy (Possibly Turin)


Potential bids for 2030

  • Denver
  • Salt Lake City
  • Almaty
  • Lillehammer