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Calgary city council expected to pull olympic bid

Calgary, AB, Canada / RTBN
Calgary city council expected to pull olympic bid

Calgary’s city council is being asked to pull from it’s cost sharing negotiations and kill their 2026 Olympic bid.

A plebiscite planned for November 13 was going to have residents of Calgary vote on whether they wanted to host the Olympics in 2026, but with the three branches of governments being unable to agree on terms, the plebiscite will be cancelled.

Negotiations were intense between the federal, provincial and local government , but the problem arose when the question about how to split the $3 Billion price tag.

Council will meet Wednesday to negotiate more about the spending, but the negotiations look bleak.

The International Olympic Committee will meet in Lausanne, Switzerland on June 9th to decide the host of the 2026 games.

 

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