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What a difference nine years makes. Almost nine years ago, Canada was alive with excitement for Vancouver 2010. It’s perhaps now the last-ever Winter Olympics for our country given the clear instruction the citizens of Calgary just gave to their municipal government on whether Cowtown should bid on the 2026 games. They said emphatically no. In a citywide referendum, a strong majority, 56.4 percent of Calgarians, said they weren't supportive of a bid. It was smart politics by

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Calgary Olympics rejection ought to be a sign to Olympic Committee to retool

By Tim Powers      

There’s an opportunity for Canadian sport leadership to use Calgary's rejection of the 2026 bid to push the IOC to change the nature and cost of the games.

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi supported the city’s 2026 Winter Olympics bid, but the idea ultimately lost a plebiscite this month. The Hill Times file photograph
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