CBEC’s estimated total cost to host the 2026 OPWG Calgary is $4.6 billion. The largest portion of this total is the operating cost of the Games at approximately $2.6 billion – a figure that lines up with the average operating costs of the last few Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
The Olympic Oval has been a pillar in the Calgary community since its inception and stands true to its name nearly 30 years past its Olympic glory. Constructed for the 1988 Olympics, the Oval still maintains its status as a world-class facility and could host Olympic events tomorrow, if required.
An important component of exploring the feasibility of a potential bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games is understanding the public opinion of Calgarians and residents of the Bow Valley Corridor.
As CBEC’s exploration has progressed, security cost has been raised as a point of concern. Our goal is to produce a security framework that is fiscally prudent without compromising the safety and security of those who attend the Games and of Calgarians in general.
Built for the 1988 Olympic Games, the sliding track at WinSport was home to three major Olympic events: bobsleigh, luge and skeleton. After three decades, the track remains an essential training venue for international teams and is an annual host of major events, including World Cups.
Hosting the Paralympic Games could thus add a new dimension to planning and executing a bid, the hosting of the Games themselves, and the legacy and impact from them afterwards.
Since Calgary first hosted the Olympics in 1988, Canada Olympic Park (COP) has become a well-known facility for high-performance athletic training and recreational purposes. But what role could WinSport play as a facility for a potential 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Calgary?
Welcome to weekly updates from the Calgary Bid Exploration Committee. Over the next several weeks, CBEC will be sharing news about its work and findings to date.