Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Feds, Province on Board with Possible Calgary Bid for 2026 Winter Games

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Feds, Province on Board with Possible Calgary Bid for 2026 Winter Games

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Feds, province on board with Calgary Olympic bid

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CALGARY - The federal and provincial governments would financially support a Calgary bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to documents released Friday by the city.

City administration said in a report the governments of Canada and Alberta have agreed to contribute to the estimated $30 million a bid would cost.

The feds would chip in $10.5 million and the province $10 million, the report said.

Council is expected to discuss a potential bid at a strategic meeting of council Wednesday.

City administration will recommend council establish a formal bid corporation.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi has repeatedly said a bid can't go ahead without financial support from the federal and provincial governments. …

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