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Sources from Rome made a statement that according to sources the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) has said Italy is considering bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games and Winter Paralympic Games. As per report according to the ANSA news agency the candidate cities are Cortina d'Ampezzo, Milan and Turin. CONI will decide between them at its next national council meeting. Meanwhile the decision could be taken on August 1 or September 10.
Moreover as per report CONI President Giovanni Malago was quoted by ANSA as saying that the best option was a joint candidature comprising Cortina, Milan and Turin. Furthermore it was stated that Turin hosted the Winter Games in 2006 while Cortina d'Ampezzo hosted the 1956 event, Xinhua news agency reported.
Accordingly the Canadian city of Calgary, Swedish
capital Stockholm, Sapporo in Japan and Erzurum in Turkey are also considering
bids for the 2026 events.