2026 Bid; Calgary 2026 plebiscite results

Once again, a city withdraws from the race to host the 2026 Olympic Winter Games.

 

Statements

“I truly believe this was the best opportunity to unite our community around a new vision of hope, confidence and realize an extended legacy, inspired by the world’s best winter athletes.”

Scott Hutcheson, Board Chair Calgary 2026
Source: Calgary 2026
Full news release: Calgary 2026 Bid Corporation Reflects on Valuable Lessons Learned for the Future; Recognizes and Thanks Supporters (PDF)

 

“We can collectively harness the energy invested in the discussion about the Games bid and channel it into a robust conversation about our city’s future, our economy, job creation and pursuing a new vision for success.”

Mary Moran, CEO Calgary 2026
Source: Calgary 2026
Full news release: Calgary 2026 Bid Corporation Reflects on Valuable Lessons Learned for the Future; Recognizes and Thanks Supporters (PDF)

 

“We thank the Calgary 2026 Bid Corporation, and the many leaders from the federal, provincial, local and Indigenous communities who have worked diligently in this effort. We applaud and thank the athletes, volunteers and our staff, whose passion has been clearly demonstrated through their countless hours of devotion to making the Games in Calgary a possibility. Most of all, we thank the people of Calgary and Canmore who stood behind this effort to make the 2026 Games a reality for their region and for their country.”

Tricia Smith, President, Canadian Olympic Committee
Source: Canadian Olympic Committee
Full statement: COC statement on the outcome of the Calgary 2026 plebiscite

2026 Bid; Promo video Calgary

Calgary 2026 – The World is Ours from Calgary 2026 on Vimeo.

 

Calgary welcomed the world in 1988, hosting the Winter Olympic Games in true Calgary fashion. The Games created a standard for volunteerism, civic pride, opportunity, and the entrepreneurial spirit that defines this city.

We have an opportunity to extend our legacy for another 30 years and beyond.

Calgary, It’s Your Decision.

Join the Conversation: calgary2026.ca

2026 Bid; Masterplan and Venues Stockholm (October 2018)

Skeppsbron

 

Stockholm is one of the three candidate cities for the XXV Olympic Winter Games. You can read more about the 2026 bidding process here.

 

Summary venue master plan

  • 12 Competition venues
    • 6 Existing
    • 1 Temporary
    • 2 Existing – Permanent works required
    • 3 New
  • 75% of venues are extisting or temporary
  • 1 Venue from the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games
  • 4 Olympic Villages (1 in Latvia)
  • 40% of beds in existing facilities
  • 4 Clusters (1 in Latvia)
  • Distances between Stockholm and other clusters:
    • Åre – 623km – 60m flight + 80min drive
    • Falun – 233km – 162min drive
    • Sigulda (Latvia) – 571km – 70m flight + 80min drive

 

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2026 Bid; Masterplan and Venues Milan / Cortina d’Ampezzo (October 2018)

San Siro

 

Milan / Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of the three candidate cities for the XXV Olympic Winter Games. You can read more about the 2026 bidding process here.

 

Summary venue master plan

  • 12 Competition venues
    • 8 Existing
    • 1 Temporary
    • 2 Existing – Permanent works required
    • 1 New
  • 92% of venues are extisting or temporary
  • 3 Venues from the 1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo Olympic Winter Games
  • 4 Olympic Villages
  • 22% of beds in existing facilities
  • 5-6 Clusters
  • Distances between clusters:
    • Milan – Cortina 415km / 5h00
    • Milan – Valtellina 130km / 2h30
    • Milan – Val di Fiemme 290km / 4h00
    • Cortina – Bormio 330km / 5h30
  • The venue for Biathlon has yet to be determined.
  • The Paralympic Games concept is not yet finalised.

 

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2026 Bid; Masterplan and Venues Calgary (October 2018)

Calgary and Saddledome. Alberta.

 

Calgary is one of the three candidate cities for the XXV Olympic Winter Games. You can read more about the 2026 bidding process here.

 

Summary venue master plan

  • 10 Competition venues
    • 4 Existing
    • 4 Existing – Permanent works required
    • 2 New
  • 80% of venues are extisting or temporary
  • Many venues from the 1988 Olympic Winter Games
  • 4-5 Olympic Villages
  • 20% of beds in existing facilities
  • 6-7 Clusters (2 in Calgary)
  • Distances between Calgary and other clusters:
    • Nakiska – 100km – 1h
    • Canmore – 105km – 1h10
    • Whistler – 900km – 85m flight + 2h drive
  • The venue for Curling is still to be confirmed

 

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2026 Bid; Press Release: IOC announces composition of Evaluation Commission for the Olympic Winter Games 2026

IOC announces composition of Evaluation Commission for the Olympic Winter Games 2026

The Evaluation Commission that will assess the Candidate Cities for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2026 – Calgary (Canada), Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy) and Stockholm (Sweden) – has been appointed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The Commission is formed of IOC Members and Olympic Movement representatives. Some of these were already part of the Working Group that was responsible for reporting on the feasibility of the Interested Cities that joined the Dialogue Stage of the new, two-stage Candidature Process:

 

Chair

Octavian MORARIU (ROU)
IOC Member; President, Rugby Europe; Member of the Coordination Commission for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022

 

IOC Members

Kristin KLOSTER AASEN (NOR)
1st Vice-President, Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports; Member of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission

Hong ZHANG (CHN)
IOC Athletes’ Commission representative; Olympic champion, Sochi 2014, Speed Skating; Olympian, PyeongChang 2018, Speed Skating; Executive Board member of the Chinese Olympic Committee

 

Stakeholder Representatives

Roman KUMPOST (CZE)
Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) representative; Vice-President, Czech Olympic Committee

Heike GROESSWANG (GER)
Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) representative; Secretary General, International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF)

Marianna DAVIS (USA)
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) representative Governing Board member, IPC

LEE Hee-beom (KOR)
President, Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

José Luis MARCO (ARG)
Member of the Coordination Commission for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and XXI Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010; Member of the Evaluation Commissions for the Olympic Games 2012 and the Olympic Winter Games 2002, 2010 and 2014

 

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “The Evaluation Commission members bring with them broad experience for assessing the candidates. They will guarantee that the projects are analysed based on their alignment with the existing long-term plans of their local communities, as outlined by Olympic Agenda 2020/New Norm.”

Evaluation Commission Chair Octavian Morariu added: “Olympic Agenda 2020/New Norm has already helped these three exciting candidatures achieve efficiencies in their planning. And the Commission is committed to working closely with the Cities to ensure that their projects continue to align with the principles of flexibility, legacy and sustainability.”

With a shortened Candidature Stage and only a single File to be submitted, the Cities can benefit from a simple and cost-efficient process. They arrive at this stage having taken advantage of several months of non-committal dialogue with the IOC, receiving greater support, technical advice, communications assistance and materials to develop their projects.

The Candidates need to submit their Files by 11 January 2019, before the Evaluation Commission travels to the Cities in March and April 2019, when its members will be given presentations and visit proposed venues. The Commission will then prepare a report summarising and assessing the essential elements for planning and delivering successful Games. This document will be published prior to the election of the host city at the 134th IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Source: IOC
Full article: IOC announces composition of Evaluation Commission for the Olympic Winter Games 2026

2026 Bid; Venue Masterplans Compared

Calgary Milan / Cortina d’Ampezzo Stockholm
Competition venues 10 12 12
– Existing 4 8 6
– Temporary 0 1 1
– Existing, permanent works required 4 2 2
– New 2 1 3
– Existing or temporary 80% 92% 75%
Olympic Villages 5 4 4
– Beds in existing facilities 20% 22% 40% (TBC)

Source: Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2026 – IOC Working Group Report