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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