The Milan Cortina 2026 Organising Committee has agreements with two event planners in the hopes that they will assist in the organization of what are being dubbed as the most dispersed Winter Olympic Games in history.
The Antholz-Anterselva Biathlon World Cup Committee and the Val di Fiemme Nordic Ski Committee have decided to support Milan Cortina 2026 in hosting the Games in three years.
The two agreements, according to the Milan Cortina 2026 organizers, underscored their “trust” in the groups as they seek to capitalize on their experience in planning major events like the World Cup and the World Championship.
The two organizations are expected to aid in the organization of yearly gatherings with stakeholders, the International Olympic Committee, and numerous international federations as well as in the preparation for the Olympics and Paralympics.
The International Biathlon Union World Cup season makes an annual stop at the Südtirol Arena in Antholz-Anterselva, which is also scheduled to host the biathlon competitions at Milan Cortina 2026.
Ski jumping, Nordic combined, and cross-country skiing competitions will be held at Val di Fiemme during the Games. Val di Fiemme has expertise holding significant events.
“The signing of the two agreements confirms and describes the importance of this path – the Milano Cortina 2026 Foundation faces the challenge of organising the most widespread Games ever and it would not be possible to do so without the active involvement of the territories,” Andrea Varnier, chief executive of Milan Cortina 2026, said.
“The objective is very concrete: to exploit the vast experience that local authorities have gained in the management of major sporting events.”
The agreement with Milan Cortina 2026, according to Bruno Felicetti, president of the Nordic Ski Val di Fiemme Committee, constituted “a fundamental step in planning the organization of the great event.”
“It allows our Organising Committee to activate the complex organizational machine and immediately involve the over 1,000 volunteers who will collaborate with us for success of the event through various stages of approach,” said Felicetti.
“It is also a recognition of the many years of commitment of the Val di Fiemme Nordic Ski Committee in the realisation of international events and the crowning of a dream for the entire Val di Fiemme with all the public and private components and for Trentino.”
Lorenz Leitgeb, president of the Antholz Anterselva Biathlon World Cup Committee, continued, “We are especially proud to be able to host the Milan Cortina 2026 Olympic competitions in our valley and our structure as well as to be able to contribute ourselves with our experience of more than 50 years now.
“We realise that the Olympic Games represent a unique opportunity for all of us but also an enormous challenge which – together with the Milano Cortina 2026 Foundation, which we thank for their trust, and the other host cities – we gladly accept.”