Venice (RWH) With a press conference in Venice, the President of the Veneto Region, Luca Zaia, together with IBSF President and IOC Member Ivo Ferriani, presented the current plans for the bobsleigh, skeleton and luge track for the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan-Cortina (ITA).
According to the results of the feasibility study, the track is to be built on the site of the original "Eugenio Monti track" in Cortina d'Ampezzo, an area already used for sport that currently lies fallow and is no longer in use. Cortina d'Ampezzo was the venue of the 1956 Winter Olympics.
The costs for the redevelopment, including necessary demolition work, are estimated at 61 million euros. The application for full funding from state resources was passed the day before. To enable completion by December 2024, a state commissioner will oversee the construction process and shorten the time for necessary administrative steps where possible.
"The International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation stands by this project and wants to ensure a permanent use of the track for international competitions," said IBSF President Ivo Ferriani. There will also be taxi bobsleigh rides for tourists in both summer and winter.
Press release of the Veneto Region with further information documents and photos: Dettaglio articolo - Regione del Veneto