Milan-Cortina triumph highlights Italy's north-south divide

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Milan-Cortina triumph highlights Italy's north-south divide

Members of Milan-Cortina delegation celebrate after winning the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, during the first day of the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, June 24, 2019. Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years. (Philippe Lopez/Pool via AP)
Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala and members of Milan-Cortina delegation celebrate after winning the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, during the first day of the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, June 24, 2019. Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years. (Philippe Lopez/Pool via AP)
Italy's National Olympic Committee (CONI) president Giovanni Malago, left, and members of Milan-Cortina delegation celebrate after winning the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, during the first day of the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, June 24, 2019. Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years. (Philippe Lopez/Pool via AP)
Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala, center, and members of Milan-Cortina delegation celebrate after winning the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, during the first day of the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, June 24, 2019. Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years. (Xu Jinquan/Pool via AP)
From left, the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala, Italy's National Olympic Committee (CONI) president Giovanni Malago, Italy's Lombardy region President Attilio Fontana, Italy's Under Secretary of State Giancarlo Giorgetti, Italy's Olympic Gold Medallist in Fencing Diana Bianchedi, Italy's Veneto Region President Luca Zaia and Mayor of Cortina Gianpietro Ghedina pose after Milan-Cortina won the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, during the first day of the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, June 24, 2019. Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) president Giovanni Malago, Italy's Under Secretary of State Giancarlo Giorgetti and the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala, from left, hold flags during a press conference of the Milan-Cortina candidate cities the first day of the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, June 24, 2019. The host city of the 2026 Olympic Winter Games will be decided during the134th IOC Session. Stockholm-Are in Sweden and Milan-Cortina in Italy are the two candidate cities for the Olympic Winter Games 2026. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, right, from Germany and Italy's National Olympic Committee (CONI) president Giovanni Malago, left, pose signing documents with Italian delegation after Milan-Cortina won the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, during the first day of the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, June 24, 2019. Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
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