How To Watch The 2026 Olympic Winter Games Bid Election: Full Schedule

[NOTE:  This page will be updated in real-time should the schedule change.]

Reporting From Lausanne, Switzerland – On Monday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is set to elect a host city for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.  Many of the the events on the final day leading up to the announcement of the winner will be available for live viewing online.  Following is the complete schedule.

All events occur at the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland on Monday, June 24, 2019.  Times are local CET (GMT+2).  Live streamed events will appear on the Olympic Channel (also or at this link:  [Click/Tap for live stream after events begin].

Events may also be available on the IOC YouTube Channel.

The following events will be held behind closed doors, no video will be available:

9 – 9.30 a.m. Stockholm–Åre 2026 Technical presentation
9.30 – 10.15 a.m. Stockholm–Åre 2026 Q&A

10.45 – 11.15 a.m. Milan–Cortina 2026 Technical presentation
11.15 a.m. – 12 p.m. Milan–Cortina 2026 Q&A

Press conferences with bid committees immediately following the above technical presentations may be live streamed.

The following events will be live streamed:

2 – 2.30 p.m. Stockholm–Åre 2026 Final presentation
2.45 – 3.15 p.m. Milan–Cortina 2026 Final presentation

3.15 – 3.40 p.m. Presentation by the Evaluation Commission, including Q&A

4 – 4.30 p.m. Vote to elect the Host City 2026

The voting will take place by electronic closed ballot.  There will be at most 85 votes:  Of 95 total members, 3 are suspended, 3 represent Sweden and 3 represent Italy and bid nations may not vote, and President Thomas Bach will only vote in case of a tie.  Often members are not present for the vote or they abstain, so a simple majority will be required from the valid cast votes.

5:30 – 6:00 p.m.  Olympic Channel Announcement Preview Show (only on Olympic Channel) – the live studio show will be hosted by Olympian Mimi Jaeger on the ground in Switzerland and Olympic Channel news reporter Ashlee Tulloch from the Olympic Channel studios in Madrid, Spain.

6 p.m. TBC Announcement of Host City 2026

6.30 p.m. Signing of Host City Contract

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Robert Livingstone will be reporting from the 134th IOC Session and 2026 Host City Election being held in Lausanne, Switzerland Starting June 24.  Follow him on Twitter @enotsgnivil to keep up-to-date.

Robert Livingstone

About Robert Livingstone

Robert Livingstone is a senior editor, award-winning journalist and author, covering Olympic bid business as founder of GamesBids.com as well as providing freelance support for print and Web publications around the world. He is a member of the Olympic Journalists Association and the International Society of Olympic Historians. Follow him @enotsgnivil