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Calgary council could vote to scrap Olympic bid Monday

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Calgary’s city council could decide to give up on an Olympic bid Monday.

They’ll be doing a ‘temperature check’ during an already packed meeting that could run into Tuesday.

It could be a close vote.

Counc. Druh Farrell said she’s been hearing from colleagues once supportive of the idea of pursuing a 2026 Winter Games in Calgary, who are now changing their minds.

“And it seems fiscally prudent to do this (vote), and also I think everyone should be concerned that the more members of council (that vote) no, the more the opposition grows, and that’s a worry,” she said.

Ward 6 Counc. Jeff Davison said the process has been frustrating, but now is not the time to stop looking at this.

“I think we really need to have an objective look at what the numbers look like, and for many weeks now we’ve seen Calgarians demand their voice be heard and I think we have to give them that voice,” he said.

He said he’s had constituents reaching out both ‘for’ and ‘against’ an Olympic bid.