CEO of Canadian Olympic Committee visits Calgary Thursday
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.
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.
The International Olympic Committee will invite cities to bid in October 2018 and the deadline is January 2019.
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