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Photos: credit Harald Tydén/Stockholm-Åre 2026
IBSF Secretary General Heike Größwang took part as commission member

Stockholm (RWH) The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Evaluation Commission paid its first working visit to one of the two candidates for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2026. Following the visit to Stockholm-Åre from 12 to 16 March, the comission with IBSF Secretary General Heike Größwang as one of the members, stated that the candidate makes the most of existing infrastructure in these cities, as well as the sliding centre in Sigulda, Latvia, and takes advantage of the national passion for winter sports and the experience of local operators and volunteers in delivering World Championships and World Cups for decades.

In the same format, the Evaluation Commission will visit the second 2026 candidate city, Milan-Cortina (Italy), from 2 to 6 April.

As part of its ongoing work with the Candidate Cities, the Evaluation Commission will collate all the information gathered to produce a report that accurately reflects the reality on the ground. This will provide an objective basis for the IOC members to make their decision in the Host City Election of 24 June, during the IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland.©RWH2019

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Photos: credit Harald Tydén/Stockholm-Åre 2026

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