Olympic Winter Games 2026 Host City Unveiled on 24 June
MADRID – On the highly anticipated occasion to award the Olympic Winter Games 2026 to Stockholm-Åre (Sweden) or Milan-Cortina (Italy)*, the Olympic Channel will present LIVE online coverage from the 134th IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland on Monday, 24 June starting at 14:00 CET. Monday’s coverage will be highlighted by the host city announcement ceremony presided by IOC President Thomas Bach at 18:00 CET.
The Olympic Channel’s in-depth coverage from Lausanne includes the presentations of the Candidate Cities of Stockholm-Åre and Milan-Cortina, an exclusive Olympic Channel preview show, the election of the host city for the Olympic Winter Games 2026, the host city announcement ceremony and the signature of the host city contract. In addition, the Olympic Channel will have live interviews and reactions from the scene in Lausanne.
Immediately prior to LIVE coverage of the 2026 host city announcement, viewers can check out the Olympic Channel’s exclusive preview show at 17:30 CET capturing the exciting moments leading up to the announcement for additional insights and special guest interviews. The 30-minute, live studio show will be hosted by Olympian Mimi Jaeger on the ground in Switzerland and Olympic Channel news reporter Ashlee Tulloch from the Olympic Channel studios in Madrid, Spain.
In addition to coverage of the Olympic Winter Games 2026 host city announcement, fans can follow the Olympic Channel on social media all weekend long for all of the excitement from Lausanne in celebration of 125 years of the IOC surrounding Olympic Day and the inauguration of the Olympic House on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
The Olympic Channel is available worldwide at olympicchannel.com, its mobile apps and on connected TV devices.
Olympic Channel Schedule: 134th IOC Session, Lausanne, Switzerland
|Monday, 24 June|
|14:00||Candidate City Presentation: Stockholm-Åre|
|14:45||Candidate City Presentation: Milan-Cortina|
|17:30||Olympic Channel Announcement Preview Show|
|18:00||Host City Announcement Ceremony|
|18:30||IOC Press Conference|
Schedule is subject to change.
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