Best Cities to Host the 2026 Winter Olympics

Which City should win the title of hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics? Any city is okay.

The Top Ten

Reykjavik, Iceland

Good way to boost Icelandic Tourism and Iceland's all-round reputation in the world.

Good Idea To have It There! It's cold.

it is extremely cold and beutiful

It would be AMAZING If you could hold it in Reykjavik.It’s cold enough to!

Jurbarkas, Lithuania

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.

Lake Placid, United States

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!

Recently visited Lake Placid. It appears like hosting again would not be a big deal.

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!

Middlesbrough, UK

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.

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

Calgary, Alberta Calgary is a city in the Canadian province of Alberta. It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.

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!

Örnsköldsvik, Sweden

Nicely Sized Northern Swedish City. (Also Niklas Edin is from there. He's so awesome! )

Its beautiful spot, the weather is perfect for it venues would be close together, Huge boost for Northern Sweden

Almaty, Kazakhstan

It should have won the right to host the 2022 winter olympics! CHINA SUCKS.

Large Good Kazakh City. Would help the economy in Kazakhstan.

Perfect, near Russia so it will be like Sochi which was amazing. Would also help Kazakhstan develop.

Salt Lake City, United States

Perfect resorts and already has all the stuff needed to host the olympics

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.

Longyearbyen, Norway

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.

We could add polar bear hunting events (please don't sue me PETA).

There will most definitely be snow

Innsbruck Tirol, Austria

Great choice

This is the best city because they deserve it

Simply the best city in the whole world.
Best ski resorts, best medieval district...

The Contenders

Rovaniemi, Finland

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His name is ben

Rather large Finnish City in Lapland near the Arctic Circle, Pretty good for a Winter's Olympics.

Ushuaia, Argentina

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.

Denver, Colorado Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado.

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.

Verbier, Switzerland
Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen is the capital of the Kingdom of Denmark. At a population of 591,481 inhabitants as of January 2016, it is also the largest city in the country. It is located in the Hovedstaden region of Denmark and is home to the world famous Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest operating amusement parks in more.
Anchorage, United States

Anchorage would be a great city to host the Winter Olympics.

How gorgeous would Winter Olympics in Alaska be?

Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada

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.

Vancouver, Canada Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.

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!

Erzurum, Turkey

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.

Lugano, Switzerland
Methven (Māori: Piwakawaka), New Zealand

Large-ish Town, Very Southern, Near Ski ranges on Mountains.

Trento, Italy

Great scenery, beautiful landscape!

Quebec City, Canada
Boston, USA

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, Ontario, Canada Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, the provincial capital of Ontario, and the centre of the Greater Toronto Area, the most populous metropolitan area in Canada.

Toronto is a great city! Deserves an Olympics!

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