2026 Bid; Calgary 2026: Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Bid Book Overview


  1. 2026 OPWG Bid Book Overview – OPC2018-0738.pdf
  2. Bid Book Overview – OPC2018-0738 – Attachment 1 – Previous Council Direction.pdf
  3. Bid Book Overview – OPC2018-0738 – Attachment 2 – Bid Book Timeline.pdf
  4. Bid Book Overview – OPC2018-0738 – Attachment 3 – Status Update.pdf


Via: Calgary Herald – Calgary Olympic bid: Report offers first glimpse at Calgary’s bid book

2026 Bid; Introduction to the seven interested countries and cities

Yesterday, the International Olympic Committee announced the seven NOCs and cities that have expressed interest in hosting the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. On this page a first introduction;




Austria – Graz

City Center of Graz

Olympic Games in Austria
Summer Olympics: –
Winter Olympics: Innsbruck 1964, Innsbruck 1976, Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games

Graz is the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna.
Elevation: 353m
Population: 325,021 (2018)
Temperature in February: Average high 5,8°C / Average low -2,9°C
Website: Link


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Architecture of the Games Weekly – Issue #26/2016

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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Olympic Games: 42 days to go!
Paralympic Games: 75 days to go!

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Olympic-themed movies in 2016

This year brings two feature films with an Olympic sports theme; Race and Eddie the Eagle

Race – © 2016 Focus Features / Eddie the Eagle – © 2016 20th Century Fox
Race – © 2016 Focus Features / Eddie the Eagle – © 2016 20th Century Fox



Director: Stephen Hopkins
Starring: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree
Olympics: Berlin 1936
Based on: The life and achievements of Jesse Owens (historical film footage)
More info: Official website



Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. “Race” is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.


Eddie the Eagle

Director: Dexter Fletcher
Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Tom Costello Jr.
Olympics: Calgary 1988
Based on: Eddie Edwards, first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping (historical film footage)
More info: Official website
Interesting fact: The film wasn’t shot in Calgary, but in Oberstdorf – Germany (read more)



Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. From producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude.

Architecture of the Games Weekly – Issue #8/2015

News roundup: This week’s topics

 Calendar of events:  August 21 to August 30, 2015

  • August 21 to August 22; Rio 2016 Sailing test event
  • August 22 to August 23; Rio 2016 Marathon Swimming test event

See full event calender

 New posts on Architecture of the Games

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Video of the week

Rio 2016 road cycling course in 360º

Legacy Olympic Winter Games (update 07/04/2014)

A series of articles by the IOC about the Olympic legacy in former Winter Olympic host cities:

Update 17/01/2014

Update 07/04/2014