Calgary council won’t kill Olympic bid yet
CALGARY — Calgary has pulled back from killing a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
City council was steering towards an off-ramp last week, but changed course and voted 9-6 in favour of continued work on a potential bid Monday.
“I'm really happy that councillors . . . really spent a ton of time over the weekend considering their position, analyzing themselves, asking themselves questions about whether they were doing the right thing or not,” Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi said.
“I was really encouraging my council colleagues to think about the big picture, about what we'd be giving up if we stop now.”
The city will continue establishing a bid corporation, developing a public engagement campaign and planning a plebiscite for later this year.