Milan-Cortina beats Stockholm-Aare to host the 2026 Winter Olympics

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Milan-Cortina won the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics Monday beating Stockholm-Aare in a vote by the the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It will be 20 years since the last Winter Olympics in Italy, in 2006 in Turin.

Premier Giuseppe Conte tweeted

Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi said “great satisfaction for the assignation of the 2026 Olympics!. “It’s an extremely important result for Italy, the fruit of excellent teamwork, to which the foreign ministry and its diplomatic network are proud to have contributed”.

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Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini said that “Italy, the future and sport win: my thanks to those who believed immediately, especially in the towns and regions, and a pity for those who gave up. “There will be at least five billion euros in added value, 20,000 jobs, as well as so many new roads and sports facilities: with the winter Olympics we will confirm to the world our excellence and our capacities”.

President Sergio Mattarella applauded at length Cortina-Milan’s Olympic win.

Via ANSA / Gazzetta Dello Sport / Corriere Dello Sera

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