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No commitment yet from Ottawa on potential cost-sharing for Olympic bid

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The Olympic conversation continues to be a hot topic in Calgary.

This time, questions surrounding a potential Olympic bid were directed at Federal Minister of Sport, Kent Hehr.

If city council does decide to eventually put in a bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, how much money, if any, would the federal government put forward to help with costs?

Hehr said he is still waiting to hear more on council’s coming decision.

“I’m looking forward to seeing their business case and how it applies to having the federal government’s involvement,” said Hehr.

Council has to determine if they want to go forward with a two-million-dollar bid corporation, which is a new guideline put in place by the International Olympic Committee.

While Ottawa waits on the city’s decision, Hehr explained Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is always open to showing the world our country.

“Our prime minister said we’re always interested in looking at opportunities to allow Canada to showcase our skills, our talents, our athletics and otherwise, throughout the world and we know Calgary has some big decisions to make.”

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