CitizenVectron Posted November 19, 2018 Share Posted November 19, 2018 https://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/calgary-city-council-votes-to-shut-down-bid-for-2026-winter-games-1.4183155 Quote Calgary city council has hammered the final nail in the coffin of a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games. Council voted today to scuttle a bid following last week's non-binding plebiscite, in which 56 per cent of those who went to the polls voted 'no' to bidding for the games. Calgary was the host city of the 1988 Winter Olympics. The venues from those games, which are still in use three decades later, were the foundation of another potential bid. But a cost-sharing agreement between the federal, provincial and municipal governments wasn't finalized until Oct. 31, which was less than two weeks prior to the plebiscite. Stockholm and a joint Italian bid from Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo are still in the running to host the 2026 Games. The city held a plebiscite and a majority voted against bidding for the Olympics. For those who don't know, Calgary (and Alberta in general) is experiencing a 5+ year major downturn on the back of low oil prices. I'm very happy about this. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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