The Olympics have a problem

Welcome to The Buzzer — the new email newsletter from CBC Sports. Sign up here to get it delivered directly to your inbox every weekday. Here's what you need to know right now from the world of sports: Calgary said no to the Olympics — so what now? The people of Calgary have spoken, and they […]

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 […]

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 […]