November 23, 2017 10:07 am
Updated: November 23, 2017 9:16 pm

CEO of Canadian Olympic Committee visits Calgary Thursday

WATCH: Alberta’s Premier has not made up her mind on a whether to support Calgary bid for the 2016 Olympic Winter Games, saying she wants more details. This comes on a day when Canadian Olympic Committee executives were in closed-door meetings with city officials. Gary Bobrovitz has more.


The CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee will be in Calgary on Thursday and is expected to meet with the city’s mayor during his visit.

Naheed Nenshi’s office confirmed to Global News that Chris Overholt will meet with city administration, though few other details on their get-together are known.

READ MORE: Calgary city council commits additional $2M to 2026 Olympic Games bid exploration

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On Monday, city council voted to spend up to $2 million more on a possible 2026 Olympic bid for Calgary. Only $1 million of that money will be released until it is known what the federal and provincial governments are willing to contribute to a bid. Council has said it wants that answer by early 2018.

City staff estimates a bid price tag would be between $25 million and $30 million.

READ MORE: Whistler Olympic venues considered in possible multi-city bid with Calgary

The International Olympic Committee will invite cities to bid in October 2018 and the deadline is January 2019.

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