April 6, 2016 12:24 pm

Own the Podium chair says stage is set for a 2026 Calgary Winter Oympic bid

WATCH ABOVE: John Furlong from Own the Podium joins Global Calgary with details on our Olympic athletes' road ahead to Rio.

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Own the Podium chair John Furlong joined Global Calgary Morning News Wednesday to talk about the road to Rio for Canadian athletes.

He weighed in with his thoughts on a Calgary bid for the 2026 Winter Games, saying there is a process underway right now and the Canadian Olympic Committee will launch a new bidding initiative.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is inviting Canadian cites to showcase their ideas for a future Olympic bid.

Furlong said he fully expects Calgary will step up, and added the success of the 1988 Games will help the city’s chances.

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