The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has congratulated Milano Cortina 2026 after they won the right to host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
The decision was taken during the 134th IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland. The other candidate city in the ballot was Stockholm-Åre.
Andrew Parsons, IPC President, said: “I would like to send my warmest congratulations to the Milano Cortina 2026 bid committee for their success in winning the right to stage the 2026 Paralympic Winter Games”.
“One of the stand-out features of the bid is the use of existing or temporary venues, with a strong emphasis on long-term legacy use – Parsons said – Throughout the process, Milano Cortina 2026 has been in close liaison with the IPC and has done much to drive down costs in line with Olympic Agenda 2020/New Norm reforms. We look forward to working with the Organising Committee that will be established over the next seven years.”
The 2026 Winter Olympics will take place from 6 to 22 February and the 2026 Winter Paralympics will be held from 6 to 15 March.