The 15 sport disciplines of the Olympic Winter Games are: alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, luge, nordic combined,short track, skeleton, ski jumping, snowboard, speed skating.

There are currently 6 Paralympic sports sanctioned by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC): para alpine skiing, para biathlon, para cross-country skiing, para ice hockey, para snowboard, wheelchair curling.

The XXV Olympic Winter Games will take place from 6 to 22 February 2026. The Italian cities of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo are host cities of the Olympic Winter Games. Competitions will also take place in Valtellina, Val di Fiemme and Anterselva/Antholz. 

The XIV Paralympic Winter Games will take place from 6 to 15 March 2026. Competitions will be held in Milan, Cortina d’Ampezzo and Valtellina

Two cities – Milano and Cortina – with four supporting regions – Lombardia, Veneto, Trento and Bolzano/Bozen – join forces to deliver the XXV Olympic Winter Games. The Italian cities of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo are host cities of the Olympic Winter Games. Competitions will also take place in Valtellina, Val di Fiemme and Anterselva/Antholz. 

The competitions of the Paralympic Winter Games will be held in Milan, Cortina d’Ampezzo and Valtellina

The Opening Ceremony of Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026 will be held in the San Siro stadium in Milan on February 6th. The Closing Celebration in the Arena di Verona will be on February 22nd. The Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games will be held in Milan at the Palaitalia Santa Giulia on March 6th and the Closing Ceremony in Piazza Duomo on March 15th.

  • In Tokyo, Japan, from 23 July to 8 August 2021
  • In Beijing, People’s Republic of China, from 4 to 20 February 2022
  • In Paris, France, from 2 to 18 August 2024
  • In Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, in 2026
  • In Los Angeles, USA, from 21 July to 6 August 2028

“The important thing in life is not the triumph, but the fight; the essential thing is not to have won, but to have fought well.” 

Inspired by the words of the Bishop of Pennsylvania, Ethelbert Talbot, Pierre de Coubertin first spoke this phrase at a reception given by the British government on 24 July 1908. It went on to become the Olympic Movement’s creed.