The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has selected Milan/Cortina, Italy as the host for the 2026 Winter Olympics. The selection was made today from Lausanne, Switzerland.
In the end the Olympics that no one wanted came down to Milan/Cortina, Italy and Stockholm/Åre, Sweden. All other potential host cities had dropped out due to a lack of public support.
Italy has hosted two Winter Games — 1956 in Cortina and 2006 in Turin — plus the 1960 Summer Games in Rome.