CALGARY (660 NEWS) – This comes after last week’s plebiscite in which Calgarians voted 56 per cent in favour of cancelling the bid.
The vote to end the process was carried unanimously.
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 bid corporation will wind down over the next couple of months. Still some questions remain about some of the money left behind, that will be settled later. Will learn more outside the Chamber once councillors emerge to scrum
— Tom Ross (@Tommy_Slick) November 19, 2018