The IOC Evaluation Commission discovers Milan The third day of visit of the international delegation, led by Octavian Morariu, opened in the Lombard city: this is the last leg of the tour - which will close formally on Saturday - called to unveil the project linked to the candidacy of Milan Cortina for the 2026 Winter Olympics. After the inspection of the Ice Hockey facility, the former Palasharp, it was San Siro’s turn, a venue envisaged to host the five-circle event opening ceremony.
The Commission was accompanied by INOC President Giovanni Malagò, the Secretary General, Carlo Mornati, the bid coordinator Diana Bianchedi, the IOC member Ivo Ferriani, the honorary member Mario Pescante, the President of ASOIF Francesco Ricci Bitti, the Secretary General of FISG and Olympic champion Ippolito Sanfratello, the Undersecretary for Large Sporting Events of the Lombardy Region and Olympian Antonio Rossi, and by the Councilor for Sport, Tourism and Quality of Life of the Municipality of Milan Roberta Guaineri.
Two representatives of Milan and Inter have also participated in the visit: for the red and black club, the President Paolo Scaroni and the former player Franco Baresi; for the black and blue club, the CEO Alessandro Antonello and the former player Francesco Toldo. Amongst those present there were also the hockey legend Lucio Topatigh and the young talent ready to emulate his accomplishments Davide Fadani.
Immediately after the delegation moved to Fiera di Rho, where MPC, IBC and a training venue should be built, prior to visiting the Assago Forum, where - among others - Barbara Fusar Poli (bronze at 2002 Salt Lake City) was present. The day ended with visits to Santa Giulia, expected to host the Ice Hockey facility, and Porta Romana area intended for the Olympic Village. (Photo Mezzelani GMT Sport)