Stop call­ing this A Cal­gary Olympics

Calgary Herald - - LETTERS -

Does Ed­die the Ea­gle know that his ski jump­ing event, along with some other ski events will not be held in Cal­gary? How can the Olympics be called Cal­gary’s when Cal­gar­i­ans can’t get to the events in Whistler and get back home in one day?

An even more im­por­tant as­pect of this divi­sion of events is that one of the ma­jor aims of the mod­ern Olympics is to bring the youth of the world to­gether in sport to build peace. How will they all come to­gether if they are spread out all over the map?

This is def­i­nitely not the won­der­ful feel-good Olympics of 1988! We should not sup­port this im­poster of Olympics for many rea­sons, but par­tic­u­larly for this rea­son — that they are not Cal­gary’s Olympics.

Jean Reid, Cal­gary


Let­ter writ­ers are split on the is­sue of host­ing the 2026 Win­ter Olympic Games. “The Olympics have huge po­ten­tial for eco­nomic and so­cial ben­e­fits now and for decades to come,” writes Deb Thon. But John Sch­mal writes: “There are still too many un­re­solved fi­nan­cial and other is­sues.”


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