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More than half (56.4 per cent) came to a referendum of the residents of calgary, Canada voted against carrying out in their city of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic games in 2026, reports channel CBC.
According to preliminary data, expressed my opinion 304774 man, and 171750 of them did not agree to host the Olympics, according to the official Twitter of the city.
Unofficial #yycvote results for the 2018 Vote:
304,774 Ballots Cast
132,832 FOR Calgary hosting (43.6%)
171,750 AGAINST Calgary hosting (56.4%)
— City of Calgary (@cityofcalgary) on November 14, 2018
the Minister of culture and tourism of Alberta Ricardo Miranda stated that the decision was not easy, but they will respect the opinion of the residents of calgary. The failure of the Games will be worth it calgary 700 million canadian dollars of investment from the province of Alberta.
the Official results of the referendum will be announced on November 16, and November 19, city Council will vote on the same issue. If the city refuses to officially host the Olympics, its bid will withdraw from the International Olympic Committee.
As was reported from seven bidders to host the Olympic Games in 2026 at the present time there are three: calgary, Stockholm and Milan.
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