IOC and Calgary 2026 officials talk Olympic bid process with local business leaders

Local business leaders posed some tough questions to the IOC and Calgary's bid committee Tuesday morning at a Q&A event hosted by the Calgary Chamber. The panel was moderated by Calgary Chamber CEO Sandip Lalli. Lalli said the IOC is hoping to communicate that they want these Games to be more modern and sustainable than previous […]

Canada to co-host 2026 World Cup

The World Cup is coming to Canada. FIFA member associations gathering in Moscow on Wednesday voted 134-65 in favour of the joint North American bid by Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup, beating out Morocco. There was one No vote. "Football today is the only victor," said U.S. Soccer president Carlos […]

2026 World Cup: What we know (and don't know) about Canada's role as co-host

The world's biggest soccer event is coming to Canada. On Wednesday, Canada, the United States and Mexico won the right to co-host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which will mark the first time ever that men's World Cup matches will be played in Canada. But how many exactly? Will the Canadian men's national team actually get […]

North America bid wins FIFA World Cup 2026 hosting rights

The North American joint bid comprising the USA, Mexico and Canada has won the right to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The decision was announced at FIFA’s annual congress in Moscow on Wednesday. The bid beat off competition from Morocco and was chosen in a vote by 203 of FIFA’s 210 member federations present in […]

FIFA to decide on USA World Cup 2026 joint bid at annual congress in Moscow

World football governing body FIFA will decide on a joint bid from the USA, Canada and Mexico submitted on Monday to host the 2026 World Cup at its annual congress in Moscow in June. FIFA announced on Monday that it had received two bids – the other came from Morocco – to host the tournament. […]

Morocco looks to be front-runner for 2026 World Cup bid: report

Canada’s joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup is running into stiff opposition from Morocco. ESPN reports the African nation appears to be the front-runner over the North American bid of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. With voting coming up just before the World Cup begins on June 14, there are doubts the North […]

Calgary could use Saddledome for 2026 Olympics, IOC signals to local bid project team

International Olympic Committee officials assured the team in charge of exploring a possible Calgary bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics that the aging Saddledome would still be an acceptable venue for hockey and figure skating.  Kyle Ripley, director of the Calgary 2026 Olympic Bid Project Team, also said at a media briefing Tuesday that last week’s visit by IOC […]

CBC extends Hockey Night in Canada partnership with Rogers until 2026

CBC has extended its partnership with Rogers Media to keep broadcasting Hockey Night in Canada and the Stanley Cup playoffs until 2026 as part of a new sub-licensing agreement. The new English-language broadcast deal will begin in the 2019-2020 NHL season, at the conclusion of CBC’s previous four-year deal and one-year extension. Rogers is currently four years into […]