Key Dates

What to expect in the coming months

The following are key dates in the international bid phase of the competition to host the 2026 Olympic Games:

  • Friday, November 16, 2018
    Announcement of the official vote results by the City of Calgary. 
  • Monday, November 19, 2018
    Formal discussion and vote by Calgary City Council. 
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    Presentation in Tokyo, Japan, host of the 2020 Olympic Summer Games, to a meeting of the Association of National Olympic Committees.
  • Early December, 2018
    Finalization and signature of the Multiparty Agreement by partners: The City of Calgary, the Province of Alberta, the Government of Canada and the Town of Canmore.
  • Friday, January 11, 2019
    Deadline for formal submission to the IOC of the Official Candidacy Questionnaire for the Calgary 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
  • March and April 2019
    An IOC Evaluation Commission will travel to the candidate cities.
  • June 2019
    IOC Evaluation Commission publishes a report based on March/April visits.
  • May 5-10, 2019
    Presentation to the Winter International Sport Federations at Sport Accord, Gold Coast, Australia.
  • June 23-25, 2019
    Presentation in Lausanne, Switzerland to the International Olympic Committee’s 134th Session, followed by a vote by IOC members on the successful host City and Country for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.


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