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Calgary City Council officially cancels 2026 Olympic bid

Last Updated Nov 19, 2018 at 12:02 pm MDT

A shot outside Calgary City Hall on Aug. 27, 2018 (PHOTO: Tom Ross, 660 NEWS)
Summary

The vote to end the process was carried unanimously

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.