The 2026 edition will be announced on 24 June 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Joint bidders Milan/Cortina d'Ampezzo and Stockholm/Åre have become candidate cities for the winter games. On 10 June 2018 Sion withdrew its bid after a failed referendum. Graz/Schladming withdrew its bid in July 2018 after lack of political support. On 17 September 2016, Sapporo withdrew its bid to focus on the 2030 edition. On 4 October 2018, Erzurum withdrawn its bid due to lack of transport, telecommunications and airports. on 19 November 2018 Calgary withdrawn its bid due to a failed referendum. on 11 January 2019 Stockholm rebranded with Åre by a joint bid to become Stockholm-Åre 2026 while submitting the bid book. On 24 June 2019, The Olympic awarded Milano-Cortina.

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