FILE PHOTO: IOC President Thomas Bach speaking during the closing ceremony of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, South Korea - Feb 25, 2018. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo
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The Italian Olympic Committee voted on Wednesday to ratify a bid for the 2026 Winter Games that would see three cities hosting the event for the first time.CONI is proposing to spread the games across a vast area of northern Italy, taking in the capitals of the Lombardy and Piedmont regions -- Milan and Turin -- and winter sport resort Cortina in the Veneto.Turin was the sole host when the Winter Games were held in Italy in 2006, with the skiing based around Sestriere, some 90km away in Italy's western Alps.
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