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Benefits and legacy of hosting the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

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Benefits and legacy

Benefits and legacy of hosting the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games


Benefits

The benefits of exploring a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games include:

  • Opportunities for Calgary to attract new investments, create jobs and promote tourism.
  • Opportunities to assess existing sport facilities, transportation routes and affordable housing sites.
  • Opportunities to assess existing 1988 Olympic facilities.
  • Securing and sharing funding with partners.
  • Creating and aligning plans to improve Calgary communities.
  • Working with other orders of government to build strong relationships and explore funding opportunities.

Legacy

The 1988 Games established Calgary as the premier host of winter sport events. Hosting the 2026 Olympic and Paralympics would:

  • Continue to build on Calgary’s spirit of volunteerism, which was inspired by the ’88 Games and is a legacy that still continues in Calgary today.
  • Ensure training facilities and venues are available to athletes and Canadians for years to come.
  • Allow Calgary to continue to attract athletes from around the world.
  • Support Calgary as a leader in sport coaching, technology and medicine.