The Rules Governing the Candidature Process Olympic Winter Games 2026 are intended to ensure that the process for selecting Olympic host cities is guided by a core Olympic value – fair play.


Adherence to these Rules protects the integrity of the process, avoids conflicts of interests and ensures that all cities, at all stages of the process are treated in a fair and equal manner.


It is the obligation of the cities taking part in the Candidature Process, IOC Members and all relevant parties as mentioned in article 2 to respect these Rules.