Potential bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid
2026 Olympic and Paralympic bid
The City of Calgary ended its exploration of potentially hosting the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games on November 19, 2018.
City Council unanimously voted to conclude its exploration of a Games bid after being presented the official results of a vote of the electors, Vote 2018, on November 13, which showed 171,750 or 56.4% of voters said no and 132,832 or 43.6% said yes. Those results, as well as other inputs, were considered by Council.
Results of Vote 2018
The official results of the vote of the electors, Vote 2018, are available at Vote2018.Calgary.ca.
The Returning Officer provided Council with a report on the official results at the Regular Meeting of Council on Monday, Nov. 19.
Public engagement: What We Heard report
Citizens were asked for their input on a possible Calgary 2026 Games and a What We Heard report is now available. It outlines the engagement process, highlights what citizens told us, and presents recurring themes.
View the What We Heard report.
The City of Calgary commissioned Ernst & Young, an independent expert, to undertake a cost-benefit analysis of the Calgary 2026 bid corporation’s Draft Hosting Plan Concept and proposed Public Funding Summary. View the report here.
Draft Hosting Plan Concept
The Calgary 2026 bid corporation developed and presented a Draft Hosting Plan Concept, showing what a Calgary 2026 Games could look like. The Plan includes examples of benefits and risks to Calgary, including Community, Venues and Facilities, Environment, Economy and Cost.