Best Cities to Host the 2026 Winter OlympicsWhich City should win the title of hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics? Any city is okay.
The Top Ten
Good way to boost Icelandic Tourism and Iceland's all-round reputation in the world. - tailsthebest1
Good Idea To have It There! It's cold.
It would be AMAZING If you could hold it in Reykjavik.It’s cold enough to!
Honestly, the horrid tourists already there are bad enough. The terrain is also not the greatest for winter olympic sports. Also, the population of Iceland is too small. They wouldn’t have enough facility to handle everything(even with help).
There are so many reasons why Iceland should not host, and probably never will. Sorry.
The olympics had never been to this part of Europe.
Would help the economy and Lithuania's image among the world. And two words: Andrius Pojavis. - tailsthebest1
Recently visited Lake Placid. It appears like hosting again would not be a big deal.
A NY based Olympics with a focused host site in Lake Placid would be amazing. Bringing this world event back to a historic location will not only add an incredible amount of nostalgia, but also make use of preexisting facilities that would require renovation rather than a full fledged build of a new facility that may never be used again - decreasing any environmental damage and making better use of the funds invested in the event planning.
I like the idea of Lake Placid and NYC co-exhibiting, that makes a lot of sense! Combined it would be the perfect and Ideal location for the Winter Olympics! One day you can check out some events in the city that never sleeps NYC and another day enjoy some events in the beautiful scenic and tranquil city of Lake Placid! Sounds awesome and would bring a lot of people!
Great small city with ability to host big Olympic events. Just needs some infrastructure improvement, and New York City could host the big spectator events (Ice events and opening ceremony). If IOC is serious about promoting more financially viable events, then Lake Placid is the perfect place to start and show it is possible!
Winter Olympics will be a huge success in Calgary!
Best city with best volunteers!
Should be first since it has all the facilities already, just gotta update them
Just the best country to host any Olympics. GO Canada!
I support Middlesbrough FC and I live in the area so I would love the 2026 winter Olympics here. Although it doesn't snow too much here. I though a place in Scotland would be better. Let's hope The Winter Olympics can finally come to my area!
Great way to spring life in to the town. Would also bring lots of business. - tailsthebest1
Often gets so much snow all schools are shut and public transport grinds to a halt.
I want Great Britain to host Winter Olympics please
Perfect resorts and already has all the stuff needed to host the olympics - Bradenlovell
They already have all the facilities they need to host. It has been used since 2002 and is in good condition, so this would be a smart financial move.
Would love to see the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City again
Salt Lake hosted one of the better Winter Olympics. They already have all of the infrastructure in place. If the IOC was interested in a profitable, affordable winter games in a place that is perfectly suited for the games again then Salt Lake should be near the top of their list.
Nicely Sized Northern Swedish City. (Also Niklas Edin is from there. He's so awesome! ) - tailsthebest1
Its beautiful spot, the weather is perfect for it venues would be close together, Huge boost for Northern Sweden
It should have won the right to host the 2022 winter olympics! CHINA SUCKS.
Large Good Kazakh City. Would help the economy in Kazakhstan. - tailsthebest1
Perfect, near Russia so it will be like Sochi which was amazing. Would also help Kazakhstan develop. - ReganTheBeast
Practically all year snow, Near great mountains for skiing, Will put Longyearbyen and Svalbard on the map and boost the economy and tourism of the area. - tailsthebest1
We could add polar bear hunting events (please don't sue me PETA).
There will most definitely be snow - severalsomeones
This is the best city because they deserve it
Simply the best city in the whole world.
Best ski resorts, best medieval district...
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Rather large Finnish City in Lapland near the Arctic Circle, Pretty good for a Winter's Olympics. - tailsthebest1
People think Argentina is hot! IT IS so COLD laugh out loud! Argentina it snows a lot and also very beautiful
Large Argentine city, Near a lot of mountains, Help boost Argentine Economy. - tailsthebest1
Should be at the top of the list. Perfect host city. Easy to get to, Great amenities already in place, ground zero for US ski team and home to several world class resorts. Nearby Beaver Creek has hosted the World Championships previously. Most logistical considerations already accounted for. Minimal new construction required.
Easy to reach. Large airport. The majority of the facilities are already in place. Sports crazy town.
USA should host both winter and summer games in 2026 and 2028. Denver is beautiful and all set up to host winter sports. Go Denver!
31 Winter Olympians from Colorado. Eight medals awarded. More Olympians and medal winners in one state than most countries.
Anchorage would be a great city to host the Winter Olympics.
How gorgeous would Winter Olympics in Alaska be?
The 1960 olympics were hosted here, and with so many venues already built up in the area, not much money would have to be spent.
Very lowely city
It's the safest city of Turkey. 25th winter universiade games were hosted here and it still has the attendance record for winter universiade games. I think Erzurum will host that succesfully.
The city is completely ready to host 2026 Olympic beauty full with all the potential for the Olympic games
How is this city not in the top 5?
Good choice, go Canada!
Large-ish Town, Very Southern, Near Ski ranges on Mountains. - tailsthebest1
Great scenery, beautiful landscape!
Near LOTS of Snow! Help Greenland as it starts its Olympic journey (Planning to enter
The 2016 or 2020 Summer Olympics) - tailsthebest1
They have perfect area for it and it is so nice there. I think it would be fun to see one in Boston. It would be a great atmosphere take it from me I go there all the time. Usually the weather would be cold but not to cold.
It has a big arena and u could go up to the whit mtn's for skiing
Toronto is a great city! Deserves an Olympics!
Only because the twin cities has a special place in my heart.
Decided I'd scroll down till I saw the first US city, then I saw Edina, a city in my home state. Things are so cold here up in Minnesota that we wouldn't have to worry about the halfpipe melting like it did in Sochi.
I only chose this because I am Minnesotan. There would be challenges with the alpine skiing events (i don't think Lutsen or Giants Ridge could host olympic downhill), but indoor ice events could be at the Xcel Energy Center and/or Target Center and there are a lot of cross country trails around here (including one five minutes from my home). Beside, we will likely have four million residents in the MSP area by 2026, so I think we will have enough peeps and venues for the events).
Because it's cold, and also boosting Alaska's tourism industry to the already fragile state economy too
Considered the best area for skiing (in general) in the best country to ski in. plus an economy boost - severalsomeones
Experience from the Youth Olympic Games, amazing landscape in the heart of the Alps
Would be a very clever choice.
It would give hillbillies some jobs at least.
It may not be as grand as some of the other cities on this list, but it's geographical location makes it a great spot for many of the traditional sports played in the Winter Olympics, and it can bring lots of economic growth and global recognition to the Southwest/Central United States, as much of non-border America is often ignored. While I don't think the Olympics being held in Arkansas is realistic for 2026, due to both the short time until then and the Olympics being held in LA in 2028, I still think Arkansas can be a wonderful location to host the Summer or Winter Olympic games. - nfounder
Skiing all year long on Mt. Hood and the slopes of Mt. Bachelor not far away! Two large ice hockey and Ice Events are side by side near downtown and on light rail lines. Only a speed skating oval would need to be built. International Airport withing a few minutes of downtown. (The airport is rated the best in the country by the way! )