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Majority of Calgary voters say ‘no thanks' to 2026 Olympics

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Calgary's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics was rebuffed on Tuesday when local voters said "no" in a nonbinding referendum. Unofficial results showed that 56 percent voted against bidding...
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Majority of Calgary voters say 'no thanks' to 2026 Olympics

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CALGARY, Alberta - A majority of Calgary voters are saying "no thanks" to a potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, and while the vote is nonbinding, the future of the bid appears bleak.
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Calgarians vote ‘no' to 2026 Olympic bid in non-binding plebiscite

Calgarians vote ‘no' to 2026 Olympic bid in non-binding plebiscite

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CALGARY - The results are in, and a majority of Calgarians are saying “no thanks” to a potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
The city conducted a non-binding plebiscite today to gauge public opinion on whether or not there is sufficient interest to submit a bid. Out of 767,734 eligible voters in Calgary, 56 per cent said they don't want the city to throw in its hat for the games.
“We really wanted this dream for Calgary to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said Mary Moran, CEO of Calgary 2026. “We learned so much about our community. We learned so much about each other.”
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