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About the Olympic Bid Process

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Title: About the bid

Subtitle: 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid

Description: <p>The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) new <a href="https://www.olympic.org/olympic-agenda-2020" target="_blank">Agenda 2020</a> has changed the bidding and hosting requirements for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, reducing costs of bidding, hosting, and encouraging Games’ planning to focus on the host city’s economic, social, environmental and sporting needs. </p> <p>For details of the IOC bid process including bid stages and timelines, visit <a href="https://www.olympic.org/candidature-process-2026" target="_blank">Candidature Process 2026</a>. </p>

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2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bidAbout the bid

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) new Agenda 2020 has changed the bidding and hosting requirements for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, reducing costs of bidding, hosting, and encouraging Games’ planning to focus on the host city’s economic, social, environmental and sporting needs.

For details of the IOC bid process including bid stages and timelines, visit Candidature Process 2026.

Bidding costs

The budget to support the exploration of a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is $30 million:

  • The City of Calgary: $9.5 million
  • The Government of Alberta: $10 million
  • The Government of Canada: $10.5 million

Hosting the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games costs

Calgary 2026 has developed a draft hosting plan with detailed cost estimates, which will be made public on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Discussions between The City of Calgary, Government of Alberta and Government of Canada are underway about the potential cost to each order of government. We will share this information when it’s available.

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