Canadian Alberta governments backing possible Calgary bid for 2026 Games

first_imgCALGARY – The governments of Canada and Alberta will support Calgary in creating a bid corporation for a possible 2026 Winter Games bid.30 years after Calgary hosted the 1988 Olympics, the #GoC is proud to support the creation of a bid corporation to further develop plans for hosting the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Calgary.— Sport Canada (@SportCanada_EN) March 29, 2018The three levels of government made the announcement Thursday in a joint press release.Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi repeatedly said a bid can’t happen without financial backing of the provincial and federal governments.IMPORTANT: Alberta Minister of Culture and Tourism says provincial funding is contingent on Calgary holding a plebiscite on a potential 2026 Olympics bid. #yyc #yyccc— Lucas Meyer (@meyer_lucas) March 29, 2018The city wanted a three-way split on the cost of a bid estimated to be $30 million.The International Olympic Committee will invite interested cities to bid in October with the winning bid unveiled in September 2019.Calgary was the host city of the 1988 Winter Olympics.last_img

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