Calgary's Canadian residents have refused to hold the 2026 Olympic Games in the referendum, leaving FIFA out of the list, and in June next year between Stockholm and Milan's Italian cities and Cortina Ampezzo.
Approximately fifth of voters who have the right to vote, 56 percent refused to host the Winter Olympics. Voting is not legally mandatory, but according to the US Today newspaper, the city council can respect citizens' will. At the end of October, eighteen of eight members were present at the vote.
The list of seven candidates, including Zion, Zurich, Graz, Sapporo and Erzurum, is the fifth city in the world. The question is also related to the Swedish capital Stockholm. The local authorities do not like to spoil public money for this event.
The dream did not work
The Canadian Olympic Committee (KOC) has expressed disappointment at the end of the referendum. "Our power to unite the whole world in Canada, the Olympic Games, can be felt in a context that covers our national culture and our culture," says a statement. "Great opportunity to be a leader in performing a refreshed game of the game".
"We really want to perform the dreams of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Calgary," said Calgary director, 2026 Maria Moran. "We faced a number of obstacles. We have provided three intergovernmental partnerships that promise to invest three billion dollars into billions of dollars, "said Scott Hutson, board member.
Finance and mistrust
"The city council approved the candidacy in 2016. The public opinion poll shows that the project supports 61 percent of the population. Since then, everything has gone down, "said Don Brad, a two-year representative of Calgary Herald (CH).
The biggest hurdle was the Calgary 2026, the federal government, the government of the province of Alberta, and the city councils worth $ 5.1 billion or more than $ 117 billion. However, according to Moran, there is a general lack of confidence in the Olympic Games. "People, especially in the Olympics, are more," he says.