There is serious consideration being given to entering a bid for the Winter Olympics in 2026. Calgary’s real estate industry would be one of the biggest benefactors of holding the games here again.
There’s a lot of buzz in our city right now after last month’s formal announcement that a committee has been struck to explore the possibility.
While the City of Calgary has yet to decide whether they’d go through with a bid, even if the committee finds it beneficial, one only has to look at once happened in 1988 when we did host it.
Dr. Harry Hiller, a professor at the University of Calgary, has examined the impact of the Games on host cities and says he’s gathered evidence from the two occasions when the Olympics have been held in Canada. He…