Olympics: Calgary Bid Exploration Committee (CBEC) Recommendation
On July 24, 2017, the Calgary Bid Exploration Commitee (CBEC) presented to Calgary City Council.
The committee made the recommendation to continue exploring the potential for a 2026 Olympic bid for Calgary.
Two questions were asked by CBEC: "is it feasible for Calgary to successfully host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in a financially responsible manner?", and "if so, is it prudent for Calgary to make a bid?" Extensive community engagement occurred in the previous months to inform this recommendation. CBEC's work to date shows there are many economic and social benefits to hosting the Olympics that could only be realized if Calgary moves forward with a bid and was the successful host city.
To read the entire CBEC report click here to read the full July 24, 2017 presentation to Calgary City Council