Alberta pledges maximum of $700M for possible 2026 Calgary Olympics

The Alberta government pledged $ 700 million on Friday for a potential Calgary Winter Olympics, with conditions.  In a letter from Finance Minister Joe Ceci to Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Kirsty Duncan, federal minister of science and sport, the province said the money is contingent on "the majority of Calgarians supporting the bid in the November 13th plebiscite." Another condition […]

Pros and cons of Calgary and competitors for 2026 Winter Olympics

What began as a robust group of potential host cities for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been reduced to three remaining candidates. On Thursday, the IOC approved Calgary, Stockholm and a combined Italian bid involving Milan and the northern alpine region of Cortina d'Ampezzo to move forward with bids for the 2026 Winter Olympics. The bidding process […]

Calgary on short list for 2026 Winter Olympics

A potential Calgary bid for the 2026 Winter Games is one of three that will be proposed as an official candidate for approval, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Thursday. Stockholm and the combined Italian bid of Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo will also be proposed for approval by the IOC's full membership next week, […]

IOC narrows list of potential 2026 Olympic hosts to Calgary, Stockholm and Cortina-Milan

A potential Calgary bid for the 2026 Winter Games is one of three that will be proposed as an official candidate for approval, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Thursday. Stockholm and the combined Italian bid of Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo will also be proposed for approval by the IOC's full membership next week, […]

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. […]