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The ISMF’s Olympic ambition for Milano-Cortina 2026 is on the home straight

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The application of the Milano Cortina 2026 Organising Committee to include the ski mountaineering as additional sport in its programme has reached its final stage. The IOC Executive Board has – upon recommendation of the Olympic Programme Commission – decided to propose to the IOC Session the inclusion of ski mountaineering to the Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026. The IOC’s supreme organ will take the final decision on 20/21 July 2021 in Tokyo.

Read more in the official media information of the International Olympic Committee.

Thomas Kähr, the ISMF President says: “The entire ski mountaineering community can be proud to be close to the realization of its Olympic ambition. Being Olympic shall constitute the foundation of the further beneficial development of our great sport, and our athletes will bring its unique values to the Olympic community. One thing is already clear: we will do our very best to be a well-respected, proud member of the Olympic family. But first, let’s all hope that the members of the IOC will accept the proposal of the Executive Board“.

The ISMF expresses its warmest thanks and appreciation to the many helping hands at the Milano-Cortina Organizing Committee as well as the organs and colleagues in various functions at the International Olympic Committee, the Italian National Olympic Committee and the FISI, Italian Winter Sports Federation.

This milestone would not have been achieved without the support and the dedicated contributions of the ISMF staff and delegates. Therefore, it is due to manifest a sincere gratitude to all of them for the precious teamwork.