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World broadcasters meet in Cortina d’Ampezzo in preparation for Milano Cortina 2026

Following the success of the initial briefing held in Milan last year, Media Rights-Holders (MRHs) convened in Cortina d’Ampezzo this week for the OBS World Broadcaster Meeting (WBM) for the Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026.

The WBM was attended by more than 200 participants from across the world, including 108 MRH personnel, representing a total of 28 organisations; representatives from local municipalities; the International Olympic Committee; the International Paralympic Committee; the Italian National Olympic Committee; and Worldwide Olympic Partner Alibaba.

With less than two years to go until the Games, this second meeting proved an invaluable opportunity for face-to-face interactions, site visits to the mountain venues, and in-depth discussions on the ongoing progress and operational plans for the broadcast of the Games.

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 On 18 March, the MRHs visited several venues within the Cortina cluster. For many, this is a familiar region, renowned for its sports venues that have hosted countless World Championships and World Cups. The use of these world-class facilities underlines Milano Cortina 2026’s commitment to the principles outlined in the Olympic Agenda 2020, which emphasises the use of existing venues and expertise.

The venue tour began at the Anterselva Biathlon Arena, considered one of the world’s leading biathlon arenas. The broadcasters then moved on to the Cortina Olympic Stadium, which hosted the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1956 Olympic Games. This historic landmark will host the curling and wheelchair curling events for Milano Cortina 2026.

Later in the afternoon, the MRHs journeyed past the Cortina Sliding Centre, where new construction is underway on the original 1956 site, ready for the venue to be used again for the sliding sports events.

The tour concluded with a visit to the Tofane Alpine Centre, another legacy venue from the 1956 Games. Since 1993, it has been the host of the women’s alpine skiing World Cup, and it is now primed to welcome the women’s alpine skiing, para skiing and para snowboarding events for the upcoming Milano Cortina 2026 Games.

Source: IOC News. To read the entire original article CLICK HERE

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