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АКИpress CA-News Tazabek Turmush
Calgary votes against Winter Olympics bid
World | incidents | 15:17, 14 November 2018 | 1286

AKIPRESS.COM - Residents in the Canadian city of Calgary have voted strongly against bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, BBC reports.

More than 56% of voters rejected the idea amid a high turnout.

The Calgary vote leaves the Swedish capital Stockholm and an Italian bid involving Milan and Cortina D'Ampezzo as the only candidates left.

Interest in hosting the summer and winter Olympics has fallen as the cost of staging the events has increased.

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