Joining the PyeongChang Winter Olympics Observer Programme

Post Date: Friday, February 02, 2018
On behalf of Calgary City Council, I will be part of the delegation participating in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics Observer Programme. The Programme is a unique opportunity to experience the Games first-hand to learn how we could host a successful Games in Calgary—if we pursue a bid. Over the course of my time in Korea (Feb. 6-14), I will have a full schedule of meetings with local and international officials and have many opportunities to get a behind-the-scenes look at Games operations. To make the most of my travel, I am also working with Calgary Economic Development to participate in a number of executive meetings to promote, and support investment in, Calgary. I look forward to sharing my findings with Council upon my return.


Mayor Nenshi’s participation in the Observer Programme is paid through the Council-approved budget for the continued exploration of a potential bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. To learn more about the exploration phase, please visit Calgary.ca/Calgary2026