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Calgary to continue exploring 2026 Olympic Games bid

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Calgary’s potential 2026 Olympic bid avoided being relegated to the dust bin Wednesday as city council voted to keep the process moving forward.

Olympic boxing medallist Willie deWit welcomes Mohammed Ali to fight for clients in Alberta

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Justice Willie deWit Mohammed Ali

Canadian Olympic boxing medalist Willie deWit couldn't resist a gentle jab at Mohammed Ali in a Calgary courtroom Wednesday. OK, the jab was a verbal one, deWit is now a superior court judge and Ali is a criminal defence lawyer who shares a name (though different spelling) with one of the greatest boxers who ever lived.

City administrators open to 2026 Olympic bid but say financial conditions have to be met

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Despite being “skeptical” that financial considerations around a 2026 Olympic bid will change much between now and next October, a report from administration coming to council on Monday says strategies should be explored.

Calgary could host ‘terrific Games’ in 2026, says Canadian Olympic Committee boss

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
tricia smith coc head

The president of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) says she thinks Calgary would do a terrific job of hosting another Olympic games.

Calgary Olympic bid feasible but not necessarily prudent, committee advises city council

Monday, July 24th, 2017
Saddledome closeup, downtown Calgary

The group evaluating whether Calgary should bid on the 2026 Olympic Winter Games has concluded there's no question it's feasible. But is it prudent?

Calgary mayor doubts city will approve 2026 Olympic bid without major changes in IOC contract

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
Nenshi Olympics

Calgary will likely reject another Olympic bid or put off its decision until 2018, Mayor Naheed Nenshi said Wednesday.

Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races cancelled due to rain, lightning

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Weather-related safety concerns forced a rare cancellation of the last three chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede Monday night.

Horse put down after breaking leg in Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race

Monday, July 10th, 2017
Calgary Stampede Chuckwagons (Heat of the Moment 2017)

A horse was put down Sunday night at the Calgary Stampede after it suffered a broken hind leg during the fifth heat of the chuckwagon races, officials confirmed Monday.

‘Calgary might be the only city left standing’: A glimpse into Olympic bid politics

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Just how badly does the International Olympic Committee need Calgary? The Calgary Eyeopener asked Robert Livingstone, who runs a website that tracks Olympic bids, for some insight.

Domestic violence calls spike on game days for CFL but not hockey, study finds

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
Domestic Violence

Domestic violence calls in Calgary jump when the Stampeders take the field — but only when the CFL team takes on their arch-rivals, the Edmonton Eskimos, or when the team plays in the Grey Cup, according to a new study from the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy.