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 […]

Canada's Madison Broad claims silver in 200m backstroke at Youth Olympics

Canada's Madison Broad won the silver medal in the 200-metre backstroke on Tuesday at the Youth Olympic Games. The 18-year-old from Wallaceburg, Ont., completed the race in two minutes 10.32 seconds. Tatiana Salcutan of Moldova won gold in 2:10.13 and Australian Kaylee McKeown won bronze in 2:10.67. Broad will race in the 50-metre backstroke heats […]

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, […]

South Korea to propose joint 2032 Olympics bid with North

South Korea is considering a joint 2032 Olympic bid with its northern neighbors in an attempt to maintain peace and stability on the Korean peninsula. South Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jong-Hwan said that co-hosting the summer Olympics with the North would help to ease tensions and promote peace in the region, […]

Calgary Olympics would cost $5.23B, group says

Hosting the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Calgary will cost about $ 5.23 billion, according to the organization tasked with exploring a possible bid.  The new estimate, part of a draft plan prepared by Calgary 2026, is nearly $ 1 billion more than that of the Calgary Bid Exploration Committee, which pegged the price at $ 4.6 […]

Esports legitimizes itself — it doesn’t need the Olympics

GUEST: When table tennis was added to the Olympic Games in 1988, its proponents had spent 57 years pushing for its inclusion. But what may surprise you is that a major roadblock was internal from the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), not external from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). There had always been disagreement as […]

North Korea will take part in next two Olympics

KCNA/via Reuters International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Saturday. Bach says North Korea will take part in the next two Olympic Games in Japan and China. BEIJING (Reuters) – North Korea will take part in the next two Olympic Games in Japan and China, International […]