Why Calgary passed on the 2026 Olympics — and what's next for the Games nobody seems to want

Calgary voters have sent politicians a clear message: They want no part of the city's beleaguered bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. The vote is not binding, but should leave those on Calgary city council no doubt. Leading up to this plebiscite, bid organizers had hoped for a Yes vote somewhere in the mid-50s, closer […]

'The people have spoken': Calgary mayor confirms 2026 Olympic dream is dead after vote

Calgarians have voted against a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The No side won with 56.4 per cent of the vote, according to unofficial result of the non-binding plebiscite. A total of 304,774 people cast ballots across the city, with 171,750 voting against a bid and 132,832 in favour of the Games. According […]

Canada's Olympic curlers say 'yes' to Calgary 2026 bid

THUNDER BAY, ONT. — If it were up to Canada's Olympic curlers, the 2026 Winter Games would be in Calgary.  Many of this country's past curling champions are all under one roof this week at the Grand Slam Tour Challenge event in Thunder Bay and they're talking about getting the Games back on home soil.  […]

Federal, provincial governments reach agreement on funding proposal for Calgary 2026 Olympic bid

The federal and provincial governments have reached an agreement to consider a funding proposal that would mean the public dollars are in place to fund the 2026 Winter Olympics in Calgary, if a hesitant city council agrees to sign on.  The Calgary 2026 bid corporation sent out an announcement at 10 p.m. M.T. Tuesday that included a letter […]

Council's Olympic committee will be asked to cancel Calgary 2026 bid and plebiscite

A recommendation will be brought forward to Calgary city council's Olympic assessment committee Tuesday to cancel the bid process for the 2026 Winter Olympics as well as the Nov. 13 plebiscite, CBC News has confirmed. The city and federal government were unable to reach a successful conclusion to funding talks on Monday. Coun. Joe Magliocca said if the negotiations […]

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 […]