Push the IOC for A big­ger com­mit­ment

Calgary Herald - - LETTERS -

The num­bers are in (sort of ) and ne­go­ti­a­tions are on­go­ing, but aren’t we miss­ing a key com­po­nent here? Why aren’t we ne­go­ti­at­ing fur­ther with the IOC? Do we just take them at their word that this is all the money they can con­trib­ute?

It is ob­vi­ous they are keen for us to host the 2026 Olympics be­cause we are in the ideal time zone to at­tract mega-bucks for tele­vi­sion rights. Does this not put us in a po­si­tion to ne­go­ti­ate a higher per­cent­age of po­ten­tial rev­enues?

I’m sure the IOC is watch­ing this gong show, aware that Cana­di­ans will shoul­der the costs of host­ing th­ese games while they come out pock­et­ing a wind­fall. Ce­cile Boehm, Cal­gary

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