16 March 2022 Italian schools star in the 2026 mascot idea competition Primary and secondary school students are designing the mascots for the Italian Olympic and Paralympic Games.
This is the third time Italy will host the Winter Olympics (after Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956 and Turin 2006), and the fourth if we consider the Rome 1960 Summer Olympics.
The first Paralympic Games in history took place in Rome in 1960. The first Paralympic Winter Games were held in Sweden in 1976. Since 1992, the Paralympic Winter Games have also been held in the same location as the Olympic Games. Milano Cortina 2026 will be the second Paralympic Games in Italy, after Turin 2006.