Italian city Milan is set to be named as host of the 2019 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in September after being confirmed as the only contender today.
This comes despite other "expressions of interest" from up to five other cities.
Only the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) ultimately filed a bid before the deadline, however.
An IOC-appointed Evaluation Commission is now set to inspect the city on May 23 and 24 to decide upon an appropriate venue.
A full proposal will then be submitted to the IOC Executive Board for approval before rubber-stamping at this year's Session in Lima to be held between September 13 and 17.
"The IOC can confirm that the Italian Olympic Committee submitted an application to host the 132nd IOC session in 2019 in the city of Milan," a spokesperson told insidethegames today.
"The IOC received many expressions of interest through a reviewed and more consultative candidature procedure.
"The IOC Session Evaluation Commission will now enter into discussion with the Italian NOC to determine which is the best choice to be proposed by the Executive Board to the next IOC Session."
The Indian Sports Ministry announced earlier this month that they would support a potential proposal from New Delhi.
According to a statement distributed by the Federation International Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS), interest had also been expressed by Budapest, Kraków, Brussels and Istanbul.
Budapest withdrew from the race for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games late last month, while the Polish city of Kraków pulled out of the 2022 Winter Olympic race in 2014.
The IOC did not respond specifically to questions about any of these potential bidders.
Their statement, however, suggests that none were ultimately formally put forward.
Hosting the Session in Milan is a way for Italy to rebuild bridges with the IOC after Rome also withdrew from the 2024 race last year amid political opposition from the city's Mayor, Virginia Raggi.
Milan's Mayor, Giuseppe Sala, is thought to be a supporter of the plan.
The 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games are due to be awarded at the 2019 Session.