Milan, Italy was the sole bidder to host the 134th IOC Session and was elected in a unanimous vote at the 131st IOC Session in Lima in September 2017. However, in 2018 there was a late Italian bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo (which hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics). The Olympic Charter does not allow a session to take place in a country that has a candidate for the Olympic Games awarded at the session. Consequently, the IOC session was moved to the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne.
Olympic host city elections
2026 Winter Olympic Games
The host city of the 2026 Winter Olympics will be elected at the 134th IOC Session. Bids were submitted to the IOC in 2018.
New IOC headquarters Inauguration
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will officially inaugurate its new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland on 23 June during the celebration of Olympic Day. In 2019 this symbolic day will mark the 125th anniversary of the creation of the IOC.[]
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