The logo, which was presented on stage at the Sanremo finale together with the alternative proposal named “Dado”, was chosen for the first time in the history of the Games through an online public poll. “Futura” triumphed, garnering around 75 per cent of the 870,000 votes received on the Milano Cortina 2026 website and App from 169 countries.
The winning emblem, together with the Paralympics logo, were unveiled at a digital press conference streamed from the offices of the Fondazione Milano Cortina 2026 in Milan and the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) Hall of Fame in Rome.
Andrew Parsons, IPC President, said: "I applaud Milano Cortina 2026 for creating a beautifully bespoke Paralympic Games emblem that has diversity at its heart. The vivid use of the colours of the Paralympic Agitos make this an emblem that truly represents and is accessible to everyone across the Paralympic Movement.
"I also love the fact that this emblem reflects the natural wonder of Italy, which is important given the strong legacy of sustainability that is central to these Games. All of us at the IPC are very excited about the Milano Cortina 2026 Paralympic Winter Games which will play a vital role in changing global attitudes towards disability and furthering the inclusion agenda for persons with disabilities."