People in Milan react to Winter Games bid win | AFP

Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo is named host of the 2026 Winter Olympics, beating off a bid from Stockholm-Are in Sweden, giving Italy the showpiece event for the third time.

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Italians rejoice as Milan chosen to host 2026 Winter Olympics | AFP

Italians rejoice as the name of Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo is pulled from the envelope by International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach. Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo will host the Winter Olympics in 2026 after the Italian bid beat the Swedish bid from Stockholm-Are. IMAGES

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Biggest surf pool in Europe opens outside Milan | AFP

It’s now possible to catch a wave just a few kilometres from the centre of the Italian city of Milan — and 150 kilometres from the sea. Surfers are flocking to the largest surf pool in Europe.

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Armani dress code: Smart casual

Stars Alexander Skarsgard, Richard Madden and Samuel L. Jackson attend the Giorgio Armani show in Milan. (June 18)

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Nazi salutes: Far-right supporters clash with Milan anti-riot police during commemoration rally

Scuffles broke out in Milan on Monday during an unauthorized demo called by far-right groups to commemorate the death of far-right activist Sergio Ramelli, who was killed in 1975 by far-left demonstrators.

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Schoolbus driver has had enough and set the bus on fire: 14 people sent to hospital

Bus driver transporting schoolchildren stopped his vehicle on a highway near Milan on Wednesday before telling passengers to get off and setting the vehicle on fire.

12 students and two adults have reportedly been taken to hospital over inhalation concerns.

The driver, 47-year old Ousseynou Sy, was detained after one student managed to alert authorities, according to reports. Sy has reportedly shouted “I want to end it, deaths in the Mediterranean must stop” before setting fire to the vehicle.

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