June 26, 2019
Milan-Cortina, Italy, will host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2026. The decision was taken on June 24th 2019, during the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland. The other candidate in the ballot was Stockholm-Åre, Sweden.
Italy won the bid with a majority of 47 votes and will host the event at landmark venues in Lombardy, Veneto, and Trentino-Alto Adige.
Latham & Watkins advised the legal team of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) throughout the selection process with a team from the firm's Entertainment, Sports and Media Practice led by Milan corporate partner Giancarlo D’Ambrosio and regulatory counsel Cesare Milani. Latham also represents the IOC in relation to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games, and supports the IOC on various aspects related to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. These efforts are supported by a team in Europe led by Brussels partner Marc Hansen and Paris partner Jean-Luc Juhan, and in the US by Century City partners Joe Calabrese and Adam Sullins.