EVENTS AND INITIATIVES
2026
IS NOW

Events and Initiatives
THE GAMES IN THE GAMES

Our Olympic and Paralympic Games involve more than just Milan, Cortina, and 2026. They are the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Italy.

Every municipality, community, and person who believes in sports should feel part of this 5-year journey.

These events and initiatives were born out of the idea to build excitement and rekindle the Olympic Spirit well before 2026.

These projects are meant to engage and will take place across Italy. The ideas cover five main themes:

  1. Signature Olympic Events
  2. The Olympic and Paralympic Games for everyone
  3. The Cultural Program
  4. The Educational Program
  5. The Italian Excellencies

Milano Cortina 2026 will continue working on many of these projects and ideas, which will develop during the five-year journey to the Olympics and Paralympic Games. Stay tuned for more information.

Signature Olympic Events
THE GAMES IN THE GAMES

These signature events embody the Olympic and Paralympic vision and serve to extend the value outside of the main competition events.  These events may include Olympic Festivals Celebrating the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games editions where fans can enjoy food, beverage, sports initiations and cheer on the Italia Team from home or yearly celebrations to countdown to the Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games opening. 

THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES FOR EVERYONE
Sporting Values

Sports unite us all and teach us valuable lessons - whatever our age. Through sports, we can inspire future generations to live the Olympic Values of Excellence, Friendship, and Respect in their daily lives.

These events will include sporting initiatives that allow children to experience winter sports for the first time, and exclusive benefits for those enjoying the best of winter sports.

THE CULTURAL PROGRAMME
CULTURE AND SPORTS PLAY TOGETHER

With its cultural programme, Milano Cortina 2026 aims to create an atmosphere of celebration tthat goes beyond sports to highlight its culture and creativity and promote intercultural understanding. This will leave lasting memories for residents, visitors, and the global media.

These projects will encompass diverse themes, including food, film, art, and digital innovation. 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
WINTER GAMES CHANGING THE WORLD

The Milano Cortina 2026 Games will be an immense opportunity for the whole country and a precious legacy for future generations.

It is no coincidence that the Educational program is dedicated precisely to young people.

ITALIAN EXCELLENCIES
EXCELLENCE GOES AROUND THE WORLD

Milano Cortina 2026 will promote the excellence, genius and creativity that have always distinguished Made In Italy. Together with the institutional players and a targeted presence in the main events dedicated to promoting Food & Beverage and Leisure, Italian excellences will be the protagonist.