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Milan-Cortina awarded the 2026 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Games by International Olympic Committee (IOC)

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Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

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DATE: 24 June 2019

LOCATION: IOC Headquarters, Lausanne, Switzerland. 

LANGUAGE: English

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Milan-Cortina, Italy, will host the Olympic Winter Games and the Winter Paralympic Games 2026. 

The decision was taken during the 134th Session of the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland. The other candidate in the ballot was Stockholm-Åre, Sweden. Milan-Cortina won by 47 votes to 34.

Announcing the decision IOC President Thomas Bach said: “Congratulations to Milan-Cortina. We can look forward to outstanding and sustainable Olympic Winter Games in a traditional winter sports country.  The passion and knowledge of Italian fans, together with experienced venue operators, will create the perfect atmosphere for the best athletes of the world. The Olympic Winter Games Milan-Cortina 2026 will feature iconic venues and beautiful settings, combining the attractions of a modern European metropolis with a classic Alpine environment.”

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