Quebec City’s mayor proposes multi-city Olympic bid including Calgary
CTV Calgary Staff
Published Friday, March 25, 2016 3:20PM MDT
Last Updated Friday, March 25, 2016 6:22PM MDT
The 2026 Winter Olympic Games could be held in four separate municipalities if the mayor of Quebec City has his way.
The city’s mayor, Regis LaBeaume, has proposed the idea of a joint bid that would see Calgary, Vancouver, Quebec City and Lake Placid, New York host events.
In 2014, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) changed its rules to allow events to be held outside of the host city or country.
Mayor Nenshi was unavailable to comment on the proposal but, in the fall of 2015, he did discuss a potential Calgary bid for the 2026 games.
In the coming weeks, LaBeaume will travel to Switzerland for a meeting with the president of the IOC surrounding the possibility of a multi-faceted bid.
With files from CTV's Alesia Fieldberg