Cal­gary coun­cil votes to con­tinue work on pos­si­ble Olympic bid

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Cal­gary city coun­cil has voted to con­tinue work­ing on a po­ten­tial bid for the 2026 Olympic and Par­a­lympic Games.

It ap­peared last week that coun­cil was on the verge of killing a bid, but coun­cil­lors voted 9-6 on Mon­day to keep ex­plor­ing a pos­si­ble pitch for the games. Olympic and Par­a­lympic ath­letes cam­paigned in re­cent days for coun­cil not to bail on a bid un­til all the facts are known and the fi­nan­cial pic­ture is clearer.

The city’s cham­ber of com­merce also sup­ported con­tin­ued re­search of a bid. The Al­berta and Cana­dian gov­ern­ments com­mit­ted to fi­nan­cially sup­port­ing a bid es­ti­mated to cost $30 mil­lion.

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