Olympics: Italy Backs 2026 Winter Games Bid By Milan And Cortina

www.oann.com | 10/9/2018 | Staff
ROME (Reuters) – The Italian government has given its support to a joint bid by Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo for the 2026 Winter Olympics, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Thursday.

The two cities, Calgary and Stockholm are the only three definite candidates to host the event, and a decision is due in June.

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“We are leaving Rome and Italy very confident about this candidature, because we can really see things coming together,” Bach told reporters in a news conference at Italian Olympic Committee (Coni) headquarters.

Bach said he had discussed Italy’s bid on Wednesday with Sports Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti, who “expressed the support of the government, which is ready to deliver the guarantees on security”.

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