Diana Bracco: “I felt the same way when we won Expo 2015”

Milan, Italy , 06/25/2019

I was anxiously awaiting the vote from the IOC for the 2026 Winter Olympics, and in the bipartisan joy that greeted the Italian victory, I relived that unforgettable moment when, on March 31st, 2008 in Paris, we secured the surprise win against Izmir for Milan to host Expo 2015,” stated Diana Bracco, who served as President of Expo 2015 and Commissioner General for the Italian Pavilion.

That spirit of Paris, as I like to call it, is what makes the difference: I am convinced, in fact, that when we are united, we Italians are truly unbeatable. The eloquent message from President Mattarella and the arrival of Prime Minister Conte in Lausanne, together with governors and mayors all united despite belonging to various political parties, were the deciding factors, lending credibility and strength to the Italian candidacy and to the excellent dossier which was presented for Milan and Cortina. Congratulations to all!”.

2026 Winter Olympics will take place in Milan and Cortina