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Calgary votes to continue 2026 Winter Olympics bid


(Reuters) - Calgary City Council has voted to continue with its 2026 Winter Olympic Games bid process, keeping alive the prospect of hosting the event.

The 15-member council voted 12-3 in favour of extending the process, and will now move to a Nov. 13 plebiscite that will ask the people of Calgary whether they support the bid.The outcome will not be final and council will have the final say regardless of the result.Potentially hosting the Olympics is expected to cost Calgary in excess of $5 billion. An estimated $3 billion of that would have to come from taxpayers, via city, provincial and federal funding.

   

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