Video: Olympic Language – Exploring The Look of The Games (Exhibition in The Olympic Museum)

Olympic Language – Exploring The Look of The Games

The Olympic Museum on YouTube
 

 

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Results referenda on hosting the Olympic Games in the last 2 decades

Olympic GamesTypeCity / CantonResult
2002WinterValais, SwitzerlandFor
2006WinterValais, SwitzerlandFor
2010WinterBern, SwitzerlandAgainst
Quebec City, CanadaFor
Vancouver, CanadaFor
2018WinterMunich, GermanyFor
2022WinterGraubünden, Switzerland Against
Krakow, PolandAgainst
Munich, GermanyAgainst
Oslo, NorwayFor
2024SummerHamburg, GermanyAgainst
2026WinterCalgary, CanadaAgainst
Graubünden, Switzerland Against
Innsbrück, AustriaAgainst
Valais, SwitzerlandAgainst

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

Tokyo 2020; Construction update Ariake Gymnastics Centre (November 2018)

Ariake Gymnastics Centre – Facts & Figures

  • Capacity; 12.000 seats
  • Sports
    • Olympics Games: Gymnastics
    • Paralympic Games: Boccia
  • Head Architect; Hidemichi Takahashi
  • Estimated costs; 20.5 million Yen
  • Legacy; Convention Centre (2020-2030)
  • Dimensions overall roof;
    • Width; 90m
    • Length; 120mm
    • The roof consists of 5 sections
  • Second section (raised into place last week)
    • Width; 70m
    • Length; 15m
    • Weight; 200tons
  • Material roof: local larch (2.300 cubic meters)

 

Tweets by @trilavier and @StephenWadeAP

 

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