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Hosting '26 Winter Games Would Require Calgary To Use $2B In Public Funding

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 20 / 17

The Calgary City Council yesterday learned that hosting the '26 Winter Games would require more than $2B (all figures C) in public funding and "risks running a massive operating deficit," according to a front-page piece by Annalise Klingbeil of the CALGARY HERALD. The Calgary Bid Exploration Co...

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