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IOC selects Milan/Cortina bid to host 2026 Winter Olympics

BC, Riga, 25.06.2019.Print version

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has selected the Italian bid from Milan/Cortina to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, it was made known this evening during an IOC meeting in Lausanne, informed LETA/BNS.

This means that the Sigulda Bobsleigh track will not be hosting the Olympic luge, skeleton and bobsleigh competitions in 2026 in a joint bid with the Swedish cities of Stockholm and Are.

As reported, the joint bid of the Swedish capital Stockholm and the Latvian town of Sigulda hasd been officially included in the final shortlist of candidates to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games.

Stockholm was competing against the combined bid of two Italian cities - Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

If Stockholm had won the bid, the Olympic luge, bobsleigh and skeleton competitions would have been held in Sigulda.

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