Winter Games is set to return to Italy.
Monday, the International Olympic Committee voted to hold the Olympic Games in 2026 in Milan and Cortina d & # 39; Ampezzo in Italy.
Italy won the bid for Stockholm-Er, from Sweden, to host the winter game. It will be the first time the games will be held in Italy since Turin was hosted in 2006.
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Cortina d & # 39; Ampezzo, a ski resort in northern Italy, hosted the 1956 Olympics. Sweden has never been to winter games, but Stockholm hosted the 1912 Summer Games.
Both Italy and Sweden's bid made their final seats to the IOC on Monday during a nine-hour meeting to choose a winner.
In their final presentations to win the bid from the IOC, the prime ministers of Italy and Sweden both pressed for their nations to host the 2026 games. [1
He said: "If I am here today in front of you, it is thanks to all Italy's enthusiasm …. This is the dream of a whole country and not just the government but also the regions. "
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Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said" it is in our DNA "to deliver stable winter games after the IOC had established its own voting, there was about 60 percent public support in Sweden to host the games. The bid was challenged to prove its support from a coalition from the Stockholm City Authority, which was formed last October and a national government just five months ago.
Stockholm constructor Anna Konig Jerlmyr played ABBA – Sweden's most famous musical action – tells committee: "ABBA is everywhere." She then broke out in her own release of "Dancing Queen".
The Associated Press contributed to this report.