Ward 9 Great Neighbourhoods Calgary – Gian-Carlo Carra

This is the official website for Gian-Carlo Carra, City Councillor for Ward 9 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Calgary and the 2026 Olympic Bid Process


The Olympics need Calgary more than Calgary needs the Olympics. With that in mind, the playing field is tilted in our favour. The City’s favourable position does not mean a bid will happen. The major work being done now by The City of Calgary and City Council is gathering information to find out if pursuing a bid has value for Calgarians in the future.

Here are some of my thoughts on where the City of Calgary sits in the 2026 Olympic exploration process.

For me, a basic requirement of hosting the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games would be to turn a strong profit, and build the things we need that we couldn't otherwise get the opportunity to build on this timeline, and moving forward while doing our due diligence is prudent to making sure we get the answer to this question right.