Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec City Mayor Up for Sharing 2026 Olympic Events with Calgary and Vancouver

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec City Mayor Up for Sharing 2026 Olympic Events with Calgary and Vancouver

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Quebec City mayor hints at interest in 2026 Olympics

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QUEBEC - Quebec City's mayor says he has had discussions with his counterparts in Calgary, Vancouver and Lake Placid about sharing events at the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Regis Labeaume will be in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 11 to meet with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach to have preliminary talks aimed at a possible bid for the Games that year.

Labeaume noted in a statement Thursday that Bach sent out the invitation in early January.

The mayor has often said the costs of organizing an Olympics are far too pricey.

"People in Quebec City know my views on Olympic Games and, until further notice, they haven't changed," he said at a news conference later Thursday.

Quebec City wants to possibly team up Calgary, Vancouver and Lake Placid to lower the cost of infrastructure investments. …

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