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 Olympic Bid – The World is Ours from MEDIAPOP Films 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.

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