Milan offers itself as a candidate to host a Session of the International Olympic Committee
After Turin in 2006, Milan offers itself as a candidate as the next Italian city to host a Session of the International Olympic Committee.
An appointment of absolute importance for which the Municipality of Milan, the Lombardy Region and CONI (the Italian Olympic Committee) have proposed the candidature of the regional capital of Lombardy as the venue of the 132nd General Assembly of the IOC scheduled in September 2019.
An intense week of work that will see engaged more than one thousand participants coming from all over the world, who, among other decisions, will have to choose the host city of the XXV Winter Olympics of 2026,
The official process of the candidature began with the delivery of the dossier on 15th March last and now foresees a visit in the city of the Evaluation Committee of the IOC next May 23-24, while the proclamation of the winning city will take place in Lima, Peru, on 17th September of this year in the course of the 130th Session of the International Olympic Committee.
The site proposed for the staging of the event in Milan is the premises of MiCo (Milano Fiera Congressi), a congress centre among the most important in Europe and world leader, with a capacity of 18 thousand persons and technological equipment absolutely on the cutting edge.
MiCo is located near the heart of the city, with easy access, including thanks to two nearby underground stations. An excellent structure, which year after year witnesses an increase in fame and in the number of congresses hosted, an “inevitable” recognition owing to the quality of the facilities and of the services offered.
The eventual victory of Milan as the venue of the 132nd General Assembly of the IOC would have a significant economic impact on Milan and its territory, both directly (over 10 thousand overnight stays in addition to spending on restaurants, transport, rentals and wholesale and retail commerce) and indirectly (the strengthening of the international image of the city, development of new initiatives tied to sport, etc.).
In all, Italy has been chosen only seven times for this extraordinary event, the first in 1923. Milan – after Turin, and yet earlier Rome and Cortina – throws down the gauntlet in a challenge that it knows that it can reasonably expect to win.