Italy is famous for its food and culture, but during the Milano Cortina 2026 Paralympic Winter Games, the country will also shine thanks to its passion for Para sport, says Para ice hockey player Andrea Macri. We asked four Paralympians what they are looking forward to in three years and why you should also get excited.
With three years
to go until the Milano Cortina 2026 Paralympic Winter Games, Para athletes from
Italy are preparing to put on a real show and hoping that the Games will help
create a lasting change in the host country.
The next edition
of the Paralympic Winter Games will be held between 6 and 15 March 2026 and
feature six sports – Para alpine skiing, Para biathlon, Para cross-country
skiing, Para ice hockey, Para snowboarding, wheelchair curling.
hosted the Paralympic Games 17 years ago, in Torino. For most Italian Para
athletes, it will be their first time experiencing what it is like to have the
support of the home crowd at the world’s third biggest sporting event.
“Competing in a
Paralympic Games at home is the most that an athlete can dream about,” said Para
cross-country skier Giuseppe Romele, who won a bronze medal in the men’s middle
distance sitting race at Beijing 2022. “Fans will see and have an incredible
and unforgettable experience.”