Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 13015)           
UK only International

Milan-Cortina's 2026 Games to rely on existing infrastructure – master plan features one new venue

By Tom Walker    28 Jun 2019
Milan-Cortina will host the 2026 Olympic and Paralymic Games

The Milan-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics will rely largely on existing venues.

Out of the 12 competition venues, nine are existing facilities, while two will be temporary builds.

Only one of the competition venues will be built for the Games – an indoor, multi-use arena in the Santa Giulia district of Milan.

During the Games, the venue will stage ice hockey matches. It will be built by property companies Risanamento and Lendlease and operated in partnership by Oak View Group and Live Nation.

As well as all the ice hockey games, the city of Milan will also host all skating competition, while most alpine skiing events will take place in Cortina d'Ampezzo, more than 100 miles away.

Some snow sports events will also be held at Bormio and Livigno.

Milan-Cortina was selected to host the Games which during the 134th IOC Session held in Lausanne, Switzerland on 24 June. The bid received 47 out of a total of the 82 votes cast by IOC members, with rival bid Stockholm-Åre receiving 34 votes, with one abstention.

The bids from Stockholm and Milan were the first candidature files produced since the Olympic Agenda 2020/The New Norm was approved by the IOC Session in February 2018 – designed to "deliver substantial benefits to the cities and their projects".

There has been an emphasis on lowering the costs of hosting Games and IOC has conceded that cities should be allowed to use existing infrastructure, rather than invest in expensive, new Olympic stadiums and facilities.

This led to the two bid plans for 2026 using nearly 90 per cent existing or temporary venues, compared to 60 per cent among the candidates for the Olympic Winter Games 2018 and 2022.

In addition, the initial Games operating costs projected by Stockholm and Milan were around 20 per cent (approximately US$400m) lower than those in the two previous candidature processes.

Speaking after the result was announced, Giovanni Malagò, IOC member and president of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), said: “This is a very, very important result for the whole country.

"In particular, I am really proud of this fantastic team that we created together.

"Initially it was quite complicated. What we have done this afternoon represents perfectly the images of my country. Thanks to all of you.”

IOC President Thomas Bach added: “Congratulations to Milan-Cortina for this victory.

"For the IOC, this is a great day. We have the Olympic Winter Games 2026 in a traditional winter sports country with great experience in winter sport, with passionate fans and great athletes.

“With this project aligned with Olympic Agenda 2020, we have seen how we can also lower the complexity of the Games and how this can be addressed in a better way, and how the use of existing facilities is facilitating sustainability and legacy goals. In this respect, the candidature of Milan-Cortina stood out with 93 per cent use of existing or temporary facilities.

“With this enthusiasm we have seen there, and with this great support of the Italians, the foundation is laid and therefore excellent preparations; and in this respect, this is not only a victory for Milan-Cortina, it is a victory for the Italian sports fans who have so greatly supported the Olympic Games: their great athletes."

Milan-Cortina  Oak View Group  Live Nation  Risanamento  Lendlease 
Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Sports jobs
Everyone Active
featured job

Swimming Teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Job location: Nationwide

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Customer Service Executive

The Gym Group
Salary:
Location: Surrey, England

Customer Service Executive

The Gym Group
Salary:
Location: Surrey, England

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Spelthorne, United Kingdom

Team Leader

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Queensway, London, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £8.21 per hour
Location: Keswick, Cumbria

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Dunstable, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bordon, United Kingdom

Marketing Assistant

The Gym Group
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Southampton, UK
recruiting with sports management

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Slough, United Kingdom

Class Instructor

Wiltshire Council
Salary: £13.84 - £26.25 per hour
Location: Durrington, Salisbury, UK

Leisure Attendant – Team Leader

Aura Leisure & Libraries Limited
Salary: £17,594 to £19,048 per annum
Location: Flint, Flintshire, UK

Swimming Co-ordinator

Aura Leisure & Libraries Limited
Salary: £21,482 to £24,417 per annum
Location: Flintshire, UK

Customer Service Executive

The Gym Group
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Croydon, UK

Class Instructors

Wiltshire Council
Salary: £15.38 - £26.25 per hour
Location: Corsham, UK

Duty Manager

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: Competitive
Location: Tower Hamlets, UK
recruiting with sports management

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £9.00 per hour
Location: Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, UK

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Plymouth, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Blandford Forum, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Blaby, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Ealing, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Chichester, United Kingdom
training with sports management

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stroud, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Ashfield, United Kingdom

Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £23,894 per annum
Location: Eltham, London, UK

Duty Manager

Legacy Leisure
Salary: Competitive
Location: Reading, UK

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sutton, United Kingdom

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £18,305 per annum
Location: Thame, Oxfordshire, UK

Duty Manager

Legacy Leisure
Salary: Up to £26,000 pa
Location: Windsor, UK
lifeguard jobs  swimming teacher jobs  recreation assistant jobs  apprenticeships jobs  personal trainer jobs  Gymnastics Coach jobs  duty manager jobs  assistant manager jobs  general manager jobs  assistant general manager jobs  Catering Assistant jobs  Customer Services Advisor jobs 
More jobs
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Read more >
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?

Catalogue Gallery

BSW: BSW is a manufacturer of sports floorings, sports mats, gym flooring, elastomer products for impact sound insulation and vibration isolation, anti-slip mats for securing loads as well as protective and separating layers.
BSW
JP Lennard: Leading supplier to Commercial Swimming Pools, Leisure Centres, Health & Fitness Clubs, Hotels, Holiday Parks, Schools and Universities, supplying thousands of products directly into these sectors.
JPL
More catalogues

Video Gallery

Wattbike
Introducing two new products to our commercial fleet.
Visit website
More videos

Company profile

Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Property & Tenders

Location:
Company: Kirklees Active Leisure
Location:
Company: Savills
More properties & tenders

Diary dates

28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura
More diary dates