The 2026 Winter Olympic Games will take place on February 6th to 22nd, 2016. The Paralympic Games from March 6th to 15th. Milan will host both the opening and closing ceremonies for the Paralympics as well as ice hockey, figure skating and short track.

Three main sporting venues will host the upcoming 2026 Winter Olympic competitions: one is under construction (the PalaItalia arena in Santa Giulia, with a capacity of 15,000 seats), another is being redeveloped (the former Palasharp) and the third one is in the final stage of completion (the Mediolanum Assago Forumwith a capacity of 12,000).

An Olympic village will be built for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games on the central site of the ex-Porta Romana railway yard.  Following the games it will then be converted into student residences. The outlying Santa Giulia area will host the PalaItalia Santa Giulia sporting venue that will host important games and ceremonies, plus an Arena for men's ice hockey competitions and the Paralympics opening ceremony.

Following a public call for project funding and the subsequent redevelopment of the sporting venue, the Palasharp will host the Women's Hockey and Para Ice Hockey competitions. Figure skating and short track competitions are scheduled to take place at the Assago Forum.

The Paralympic opening ceremony will be held at PalaItalia Santa Giulia and the closing ceremony in Piazza Duomo.

The Milano Santa Giulia construction project was approved on February 16th, 2021, while the masterplan that will define the future of the Porta Romana area - home to the new Olympic village - will be ready for approval by the end of March 2021.

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Popular vote for the Italian Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games’ Logo

For the first time, the choice of the Italian Winter Olympics and Paralympics’ Logo was entrusted to popular vote: with a majority of 75% the Futura logo was chosen.

The Olympic programme

The Olympic programme comprises competitions in 15 sports: biathlon, bobsleigh, Nordic combined, curling, freestyle, ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating, ski jumping, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, short track speed skating, skeleton, luge and snowboard.

Competitions in the Paralympic Winter Games

There will be 6 sports disciplines sanctioned by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) at the Winter Paralympic games: para biathlon, para wheelchair curling, para hockey, para-alpine skiing, para cross country skiing and para snowboard.

 

Upcoming Olympic dates:

  • Tokyo 2020, XXXII Olympic Games, from July 23rd to August 8th, 2021
  • Peking 2022, XXIV Winter Olympic Games, from February 4th to 20th, 2022
  • Paris 2024,  XXXIII Olympic Games, from August 2nd to 18th, 2024
  • Milan Cortina 2026, XXV Winter Olympic Games, from February 6th to 22nd, 2026
  • Los Angeles 2028, XXXIV Olympic Games, from July 21st to August 6th, 2028

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