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Calgary Olympic hopes remain as council votes to continue bid process

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
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Calgary's Olympic aspirations were kept alive Tuesday night as council voted to continue the bid process for the 2026 Games, with the next steps contingent upon the city receiving funding from the provincial and federal levels of government.

NHL trailblazer Larry Kwong dies at 94

Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Larry Kwong, the first player to break the NHL's colour barrier, has died at age 94 in Calgary.

Calgary hasn’t actually secured provincial, federal funding for 2026 Olympic bid, city says

Saturday, March 17th, 2018
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A report on Calgary's potential Olympic bid released Friday incorrectly stated that the city had confirmed financial support from the federal and provincial governments.

Calgary city council asked to pitch in $2.5M more to pursue 2026 Olympic bid

Friday, March 16th, 2018
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Calgary's city council is being asked to approve another $2.5 million for the formation of a bid corporation for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, bringing the city's total cost of bidding to $9.5 million if council approves the funds.

Canada’s top female keeper Labbe eyes job with men’s soccer squad

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
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Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe, who has earned 49 caps for Canada and helped the women's team claim Olympic bronze in Rio, is looking to win a job with the Calgary Foothills FC men's soccer team.

NHL linesman’s $10.2M lawsuit against Calgary Flames, Dennis Wideman sent to arbitration

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

A $10.2-million lawsuit filed by an NHL linesman against the Calgary Flames and Dennis Wideman has been stayed by a judge and ordered to be heard by an NHL arbitrator.

Bettman blames old arena for Calgary Flames’ financial situation that ‘continues to deteriorate’

Friday, March 2nd, 2018
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?NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the Calgary Flames' financial situation "continues to deteriorate" as the team continues to operate out of the 35-year-old Scotiabank Saddledome.

Gary Bettman says he’s been ‘accused of evil things’ in Calgary

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is heading to Calgary Friday but says anything to do with a new arena for the Flames franchise won't be on the agenda: "I can only assist when there's a will and an invitation."

IOC president says Calgary has a good case to host 2026 Olympic Games

Sunday, February 25th, 2018
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IOC President Thomas Bach said Calgary has a strong case for hosting the 2026 games.

Super Bowl ad tells Calgary Paralympian’s story of triumph

Sunday, February 4th, 2018
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Calgarian and eight-time Paralympic gold medallist Lauren Woolstencroft's career was celebrated in the first advertisement after kickoff during Sunday's Super Bowl LII.