Statement from Canadian Olympic Committee CEO Christopher Overholt on Calgary Bid Exploration Committee’s findings regarding bid for 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

Monday, June 19, 2017 — CALGARY — Today, the Calgary Bid Exploration Committee (CBEC) provided Calgary City Council with an update of its findings regarding the potential economic impact of the City of Calgary bidding for, and winning the right to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The following is a statement from Canadian Olympic Committee Chief Executive Officer Christopher Overholt regarding the report from CBEC:

“We applaud CBEC for its thorough work on this report and the clear framework it provides to the City of Calgary as it continues to assess the feasibility and economic impact of an Olympic bid. We are pleased to see high levels of public support for the bid fuelled by the overwhelmingly positive legacy of the 1988 Games that helped cement Calgary as a global leader in winter sport. As CBEC works toward its final recommendations, we remain committed to working with the public and stakeholders at all levels to determine whether the right conditions exist for a 2026 bid to become a reality, for Calgary and for Canada.”

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