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NBC Sports statement on Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo being chosen to host the 2026 Winter Olympics:

“We are thrilled with the IOC’s decision to award the 2026 Winter Olympics to Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo. With a strong winter sport heritage, a storied Olympic history, and an imaginative and resourceful plan, we are confident that Italy will host a successful and memorable Winter Games in 2026. Milan and Cortina join an inspiring collection of upcoming Olympic host cities – Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022, Paris 2024, and Los Angeles 2028 -- that promise to captivate U.S. audiences and will serve as wonderful backdrops for the world’s greatest sporting competition.”

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