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 has said.
The two cities, Calgary and Stockholm are the only three definite candidates to host the event with a decision due in June.
‘‘We are leaving Rome and Italy very confident about this candidature, because we can really see things coming together,’’ Bach said at a news conference at Italian Olympic Committee headquarters.
Bach had discussed Italy’s bid on Wednesday with Sports Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti, who expressed the support of the government.
Argentina’s Olympic Committee has said it was considering a late run, but Bach seemed unwilling to consider the possibility.