- The 2026 Winter Olympics are going to be in both Milan and Cortina.
- Sweden lost its bid to host the Winter Olympics.
- We now have a list of where the next five Olympic Games are going to be.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The results are in, and Italy will host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) always holds a vote to determine where the Olympics will be. There were two countries competing to bring the 2026 Olympics to their homeland. Italy and Sweden were the hopeful hosts for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Italy ended up being chosen over Sweden with a 47-34 vote by the IOC. This will mark the third time the Winter Olympics will be held in Italy. Sweden has never hosted a Winter Olympics and lost their last eight bids to do so.
But it is not like the residents of Sweden was upset about the results. Italy had 28 percent more people who were excited about hosting the Winter Olympics. Sweden failed to gain the support of the public to host the Olympics. This was a large reason why Italy is going to host the 2026 Olympics instead of Sweden.
Italy also had a better plan on how they would fund the Olympics. Because this is their third winter Olympics, Italy plans on reusing old venues. This will help cut the costs of funding the 2026 Winter Olympics. The IOC will help fund the operating costs of the Winter Olympics to around $1.7 billion.
We now know where the next five Olympics will take place. Next up is the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Then is the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The 2026 Olympics is in Milan and Cortina. Finally, the US will host the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.