International Olympic Committee executive says Calgary checks many 2026 boxes

A plebiscite on the Olympic question is expected in November

CALGARY — An International Olympic Committee executive told Calgary business leaders the risk to the city of hosting the 2026 Winter Games is low.

Christophe Dubi answered questions at a chamber of commerce event about costs and what the IOC expects from a host city.

Calgary hosted the 1988 Winter Games.  The city has yet to commit to bid for 2026.

A firm price tag for hosting the games has yet to be announced. Dubi asked Calgarians to be patient as those numbers are analyzed.

A plebiscite on the issue will be held later this year.

Groups for and against a bid are forming. A spokesperson for the ‘No’ side says Olympic Games are the riskiest project any city can take on.

The Canadian Press

Stay warm. That is all.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.