So, the best candidate prevailed. Italy gets the Olympics of 2026 and the cross country skiing races will take place at the Lago di Tesero Ski Stadium, Val di Fiemme
From the official presentation of the Italian bid:
“The choice of this venue is clearly justified by the amazing track record in hosting major events (including three world championships and a Winter Universiade) and in being one of the most versatile tracks at world level.
An already perfectly-fitted and operated venue will be one of the major factors of attraction, with a capacity that is expected to welcome 30,000 people. The existing lighting system will also allow hosting night races”
It’s worth mentioning that one of the reasons the Swedish Olympic bid lost was ” the lack of binding venue finding guarantees for the new sports arena to be shared by cross-country skiing and biathlon”