Some 70 years after Cortina 1956 and 20 years after Turin 2006, the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are returning to Italy.
On February 6, 2026, the curtain will rise on the Olympic Games; the date for the Paralympic Games is March 6, 2026. Milano Cortina 2026, which will be the third Winter Olympics held in Italy (after Torino 2006 and Cortina going solo in 1956).
Milano Cortina 2026 will feature 16 Olympic disciplines and 6 Paralympic disciplines. A spectacular urban and alpine scenery will host the 25th edition of the Winter Olympic Games.
In Milano, there will be the opening ceremony at the San Siro Stadium and the closing ceremony in Piazza Duomo, and hockey and skating at PalaItalia Santa Giulia (when it is constructed, it will be the largest multipurpose arena in Italy), the Hockey Arena, and the Assago Forum.
Cortina d’Ampezzo will host skiing competitions on the slopes of Olympia delle Tofane, bob, sled and skeleton at the Sliding Center, and curling at the Olympic Ice Stadium.
The mountains of Livigno (snowboarding) and Bormio (alpine skiing) will be the protagonists of Olympic competitions in Valtellina.
The Autonomous Province of Bolzano, with Anterselva/Antholz will be the home of the biathlon, while in the Autonomous Province of Trento, Val di Fiemme will be the heart of the Winter Games, with Predazzo (ski jumping), Tesero (cross-country skiing), and the Oval of Baselga di Piné (speed skating).
The Milano Cortina Winter Olympic Games will adopt the ISO 20121 standard in line with the new regulations of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which call for a minimization of environmental impact and the optimization of infrastructure and land use in the organization of the Olympics.
They will be the most sustainable Winter Games ever, destined to be a source of inspiration for future generations.