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Arrogance at its worst. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM9bBto0ppM&t=9s Barry Maister is no fan of the Calgary voters who voted against having the 2026 Winter Olympics in their town. Who...
Calgary is gone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idefpz3rUmg Unless members of the Calgary city council decide to ignore voters saying no, in a non-binding vote, to spending money on a...
On November 13, Calgary voters will be asked a simple question. Do you want the 2026 Winter Olympics in town? Very simple and what is more, it is a non-binding vote so the results really don’t count.
No never means no. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzpTHCJbaeE&t=8s In sports when it comes to venue public funding and negotiations, no never means no. Calgary elected officials are back at...
The race is on with Calgary, a joint Milan-Cortina bid and Stockholm vying for position to break the tape at the finish line and win the 2026 Winter Olympics bid.
Former National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern once said that a successful sports franchise needed three things. Local government support, a large local TV deal and corporate support.
The Olympics, whether it is the summer or winter version, is a hyped television show that lasts about two weeks which brings out the rah rah nationalism that is a major part of the presentation.
The International Olympic Committee hierarchy probably is not looking forward to a Calgary referendum on November 13. The IOC should fear the November 13 vote, even if the results are non-binding.
The International Olympic Committee is looking for an area that will have no problem paying off a debt of billions of dollars or loonies or euros or yen in exchange for the opportunity to host an Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee suffered a defeat at the polls in Sion and Valais, Switzerland on Sunday as voters rejected a chance to help fund the 2026 Winter Olympics in that area.