Milan-Cortina 2026 – Winter Games

Italy Flag Winter Olympics 2026

The Games return to Italy in 2026 in what will be the first regional Winter Games hosted by the cities of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo. 

(note: Information will be added as it becomes available)!

When are the Olympics?

The 2026 Winter Olympics are from 6 – 22 February, 2026.

When are the Paralympics?

The 2026 Winter Paralympics are from 6 – 15 March 2026.

When will the podcast air?

We’ll produce daily episodes during the Games. We’ll record at the end of the competition day and drop them as soon as possible after recording. All episodes will include results for every event on that day’s schedule, along with our popular feature “What officiating or volunteer job do we want to do?” and other talk that will be special to the 2026 Games.

What sports are on the Olympic and Paralympic programs?

The Olympics will feature: Alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic combined (the only sport to not have a women’s event), short track, skeleton, ski jumping, ski mountaineering, snowboard, speed skating.

The Paralympics will feature: Para alpine skiing, para ice hockey, para Nordic skiing, para snowboard, wheelchair curling.

What are the new sports and events this year?

Ski mountaineering will be the only new sport. It will have sprint events for men and women, and a mixed relay.

New events will be freestyle skiing – dual moguls, luge – separate men’s and women’s doubles, skeleton – mixed team event, ski jumping – women’s large hill.

Alpine skiing’s mixed team parallel event will not be on the program because men and women will be competing in different locations.

Where will the different events be held?

Milan will host the Olympic Opening Ceremony at Meazza Stadium; speed skating and ice hockey at Rho Fiera Milano; ice hockey and para ice hockey at PalaItalia Santa Giulia; and figure skating and short track speed skating at Forum di Assago.

The Valtellina area will host several competitions. Livigno will host freestyle skiing and snowboard. Bormio Stelvio will have Alpine skiing and ski mountaineering.

The Arena of Verona will host the Olympic Closing Ceremony and the Paralympic Opening Ceremony. 

Val di Fiemme will host ski jumping, Nordic combined, cross-country skiing, para cross-country skiing and para biathlon.

Anterselva’s Südtirol Arena will host biathlon.

Cortina D’Ampezzo will have curling and wheelchair curling at Cortina Olympic Stadium, which hosted events during the 1956 Winter Olympics. The Olympia delle Tofane will have Alpine skiing, para Alpine skiing, and para snowboard.

The sliding events (bobsled, skeleton, and luge) will be held at a venue outside of Italy, due to the fact that the sliding venue in Cortina will not be rebuilt in time. Possible locations include Innsbruck, Austria, and St. Moritz, Switzerland.