Italy wins right to host 2026 Winter OlympicsSports | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 26 Jun 2019
Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo were named as hosts of the 2026 Winter Olympics, beating off a bid from Stockholm and Are of Sweden, giving Italy the showpiece event for the third time.
The 2026 Olympics will run from February 6-22, the International Olympic Committee said.
"It is Italy who has won," said Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
Italy has twice previously hosted the Winter Games - in 1956 in Cortina d'Ampezzo and 2006 in Turin.
IOC members gave the Italian bid the nod by 47 votes to 34.